There are lots to do! Be sure to check out the Chef Demonstrations near the Tasting Tent as well as the Slice & Dice competition where local chefs battle it out for the title of, "Top Chef!" There is also an awesome Car Show near the entrance!
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Parking is FREE! Accessible parking is also available with proper state-issued vehicle credentials.
Pets are not allowed at the Showdown. Registered service animals, however, are permitted. Because of vendors and visitors attending the event, restricting pets helps to maintain food safety standards.
No outside food or drinks are permitted. You will, however, be able to purchase food from a variety of vendors at the Showdown.
There will be two large dining tents near the stage. Additionally, we recommend wearing hats, cool clothing, and bringing something like a small ‘sun’brella for shade. There will not be enough space to accommodate personal tents or the like.
Yes! ATMs will be available at the main gate and near the Children’s Area.
Vendors will be available to offer an assortment of great foods including everything from appetizers to main dishes and desserts!
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the kids! Our Children’s Area is full of fun with crafts, games, bounce inflatables, a stage with entertainers just for them and many other entertaining activities! (A small fee applies for some attractions)
The Lost & Found will be located at the front entrance under the large, blue information tent.
Timing is everything! Starting at about 2 pm, the Tasting Tent will host two events, each for a small fee in which different teams submit sauces and ribs for tasting: The Sauce Boss competition and the Bones for Bucks! For a small fee, you can dip pulled chicken or pulled pork into various sauces and/or purchase rib bones. After you taste them, vote for your favorite! It will be a finger-licking good time!
Award announcements will begin at 4:45 pm. Winners of the car show, Buck A Bone, Boss Sauce, Slice & Dice Chef and, of course, the KCBS cooking teams! Teams have been up for over 24 hours performing their grill magic and will turn in the best meats they can to the very particular KCBS Judges. Come find out who all our winners are and who will take home a piece of the $15,000 prize purse!