Community Events

The 9th Annual Valley Veterans BBQ Competition will be held on Friday, June 5th and Saturday June 6, 2020. We are expecting nearly 50 professional barbecue teams to converge on Valley’s Spruce street to compete for $15,500 in prize money. Friday evening there will be a People’s Choice competition where some of these same teams will be preparing their favorite sliders and or sides for members of the community to sample and then vote on their favorites. This event is a fundraiser for the Valley Veterans groups and they will be selling tickets for $1 which will be used to pay for your samples at the various locations. For every $5 worth of tickets that you purchase you will be given a ballot that will be used to vote on your favorite(s). At 7:30 pm the ballots will be tabulated and the top three places will be announced at the Spruce Street Tavern’s street dance and beer garden.

During the night or early morning hours Saturday, the teams will fire up their pits in preparation to cook their entries for the actual competition. They will turn in their chicken entry at 12:00 noon, pork ribs at 12:30 pm, pork entry at 1:00 pm and beef brisket at 1:30 pm. These entries will be judged by Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) certified judges as they are turned in and an awards ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial Park at 3:30 pm. Access the following for more information: 

BBQ Registration Form (PDF)

Credit Card Payment - Bureau Code: 5324058


Thanks to this year’s generous sponsor, Smithfield Foods, we are able to offer a total prize purse of $15,500. Smithfield will be sponsoring the Ribs and Pork categories! Looking forward to a great partnership and a great 2020!

Mark your calendars for Friday June 5th & Saturday June 6th, 2020 on Spruce Street in Valley.


The 9th Annual Valley Veterans BBQ Competition with be a host site for one of six Snake River Farms Challenge competitions to be held in the US in 2020.   Being a SRF challenge site adds to the competition teams' prize purse both monetarily and also gives them a chance to win a custom Gateway drum smoker if they win the brisket category and were registered and cooked a SRF brisket.   In addition to the awesome custom Gateway drum smoker, the winner of the brisket category will also win an additional $1,000 Cash or a $1,500 SRF Store credit.  Thanks to our awesome national and local business sponsors the event will be bigger and better than ever.