Barbecue. Barbeque. Bar-B-Que. It doesn't matter how you spell it! Join us for the 4th Annual Cookin' on the Creek BBQ Cook-Off. Competing BBQ Teams spend the weekend slicing, seasoning and grilling pork, chicken and beef in anticpation that their cooking will earn them a share of the over $7,500.00 dollars in cash prizes and of coure the priceless Braggin' Rights of the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). The competition decisions lie in the hands of the KCBS certified professional judges, except for two special awards, The People's Choice Award for KCBS and Backyard BBQ. Remember to come out and place your vote! We have added the Best Sauce category that will be judges by a panel of qualified judges.

 Scrumptious barbecue will be cooked by KCBS Competitor teams themselves and available for sample, as well as other festival style food that will tempt your taste buds. Come out and judge the People's Choice Competition and taste the juicy pork butt's cooked by those professional KCBS competitor teams.

Are you King of the Grill? Prove it with Cookin' on the Creek's Backyard BBQ Braggin' Rights Competition. Competitors must provide any type of meat. Cook it anyway you like it, dry rubbed, mopped, plain grilled or sauced. BYO everything. BYBBQ will be judged by vote of the public. Who do you think is King of the Grill?

Come on out and sample & judge some tasty BBQ cooked by the best of the best! Patrons can sample from the People's Choice Competitors, as well as the Backyard BBQ Braggin' Rights Competitors. Ballots and Samples for judging will be available for purchase at the cost of $8.00 per ballot. Patrons will be allowed one sample per competitor per ballot purchased.

Cookin' on the Creek is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2nd. Cookin' on the Creek is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) and presented by the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce. While you're downtown enjoying some tasty BBQ why not stop by and listen to our featured bands, Midnight Traveler from Harrison, and Fabulous High-Tops from Fayetteville.

Midnight Traveler


Fabulous High-Tops



Below see the photos of the 2012 winners!

Sizzlin Bones BBQ-KCBS Grand Champion

Little Pig Town- KCBS 1st Place Brisket


Dead Pigs Tell No Tales-KCBS 1st Chicken

Sizzlin Bones-KCBS 1st Pork Ribs

Hog Tide Bar-B-Que-KCBS 1st Pork

Gilly's BBQ-KBCS Reserve Champion

4 Smokin' Butts- People's Choice KBCS

Big Boys BBQ- People's Choice Backyard BBQ

Hogfather-2nd Place People's Choice Backyard BBQ

Jim Brown Farm- 3rd Place People's Choice Backyard BBQ

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