Cape Jaycees to horde 26th annual BBQ Fest

August 16, 2018 - bbq set

The Kansas City Barbeque Society eventuality is behind again for a 26th year during Arena Park in Cape Girardeau as partial of a free, two-day Cape Jaycees BBQ Fest this weekend. The eventuality is put on by a Cape Girardeau Jaycees to advantage a free classification Toy Box, with events starting during 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Jaycee’s member Steve Gipson explained a categorical eventuality Saturday is approved by a Kansas City Barbeque Society, with some-more than 40 teams entrance from opposite a republic to contest for a purse of money and prizes value some-more than $10,000.

Participants will set adult during Arena Park and spend a infancy of Friday and Saturday morning scheming their barbecue, he said, readying themselves to contest in 4 opposite categories presented to over 30 judges.

“That’s one of a cold things about entrance out on Friday,” Gipson said. “As we transport around, we can see these guys cooking and we can see some of a rigs these guys are pulling. It’s critical things with a proceed they proceed it.”

According to Gipson, a judges are authorised by a KCBS, that he pronounced gets a lot of courtesy from people all over a country. He pronounced a group that will transport a farthest this weekend is one entrance from New Mexico.

“So where a village comes in is on Friday night,” Gipson said. “Mike Renick Band plays during 8 p.m. and we also entice a integrate food trucks and food suppliers.”

This year’s vendors embody Mary Jane, Burgers Brew, Heavy Smoke Barbecue, Andy’s Sweet Tooth and Kona Ice. The businesses, Gipson said, would be donating a apportionment of deduction to Toy Box.

An “adult libation tent,” also would be accessible Friday, in further to a corn hole tournament, he added.

“We also have some raffles going on, with a Yeti cooler, present cards, ethanol and T-shirts,” Gipson said. “We are also offered raffle tickets for a Smokin Brothers grill.”

Toy Box, that collects and distributes gifts during Christmastime to children who competence differently not accept presents, is a primary purpose behind a griddle fest, he said.

Gipson pronounced he has been partial of a Cape Jaycees for scarcely 5 years, and any year a classification assists scarcely 400 families by a Toy Box program.

“If people wish to assistance out, come out,” Gipson said. “That’s a categorical thing they can do. The food trucks we’re operative with are contributing to a fondle drive, as well.”

Gipson describes Friday as a fun day of beer, food, party and “an eventuality to come out, have fun though also assistance for a good cause.”

He recommends nearing around 6 p.m. Friday to register for a corn hole contest and other raffles. The food trucks, Gipson said, would be set adult around that time.

Over a years, a eventuality has solemnly developed, he explained, with “very few” teams starting out.

“But now being a 40-plus (teams), it has turn utterly a eventuality within a griddle circle,” Gipson said. “It’s been fun to watch it rise and grow.”

All eventuality sum can be found online during a Cape Jaycees Facebook page.

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