September 7th and 8th, 2012
Thursday, September 6th, 6pm – 8pm
Friday, September 8th, 9 AM—6 PM
No vehicles allowed in Barbeque area after 6 PM Friday.
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5:00 PM Kid-Q Meeting
5:30 PM Cooks Meeting
11:30 AM Kid-Q (turn in at Judging Area)
12 Noon Chicken
12:30 PM Pork Ribs
1PM Pork Butt or Shoulder
1:30 PM Beef Brisket
2:30 PM Dessert
The Blue Springs Barbecue Blaze-Off is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). Go to www.kcbs.us for the contest rules. Although competition will be held in six categories, only brisket, pork, chicken, and pork ribs will count toward the overall Grand Championship. Cash prizes in the amount of $10,000 will be divided among the first through 10th place finishers in the six categories and a Grand and Reserve Grand Champion. And don’t forget to show your spirit! The team voted “Most Enthusiastic” will also receive an award.
The entries for the dessert category must be assembled onsite. Any garnishes are acceptable for dessert category. All entries may be presented in the 9”x9” Styrofoam container provided or a single container no larger than 18” round or square and all servings must be identical. KCBS rules apply for sausage.
Missouri’s original Buck-A-Bone is back again this year! Any contestant may choose to sell food to the public for Buck-A-Bone tickets. No cash sales are allowed. Contestants can sell food of their choice—samples, full plates of BBQ, side dish, dessert — priced at one or more Buck-A-Bone tickets. One ticket is equivalent to $1.00 We suggest you price samples at one ticket and sell full plates for five or six tickets. The Buck-A-Bone tickets will be sold at Ticket Exchange Booths located on site. For each $1 ticket redeemed for food, the barbeque team receives .80 and a local charity receives .20. Containers to collect tickets at your booth will be provided. A health license fee of $50 will be deducted from your proceeds. You may obtain a pamphlet called the Guideline for Temporary Food Facilities from the Environmental Health Division of the Jackson County Health Department by calling 816.881.4634.
Meat for selling may be brought to the contest pre-cooked. The Buck-A-Bone public sale hours will be Friday 5-11PM and Saturday 10AM-3PM. Turn in your ticket container and reimbursement form at the Information Booth between 3-4PM on Saturday. Your tickets will be counted and you will be reimbursed for 80% of the amount collected, less the $50 Health Department fee. You will receive a reimbursement check within three weeks of the event.
The Kid-Q consists of 2 age categories (5-10 years and 11-15 years). There is a $10 charge for this event. KCBS contest rules apply. Contestants are to provide their own contest meat — either beef or chicken (any piece).
Judging time is 11:30AM and awards will be presented at approximately 4PM on Saturday. Ribbons will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age category and a cash award will be presented to the overall Grand Kid-Q Champion.