Asst Public Works Superintendent/Event Coordinator
203 N Spruce St
P O Box 682
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
The 7th Annual Valley Veterans BBQ Competition will be held on Friday, May 18th and Saturday May 19, 2018.
We are expecting nearly 50 professional barbecue teams to converge on Valley's Spruce street to compete for $15,000 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). New in 2018 you will have the ability to cast your vote via text. One vote per phone. At 8:00 pm the ballots will be tabulated and the top three places will be announced at the street dance taking place in front of the Spruce Street Tavern.
Also new this year will be the Valley Veterans Steak Cookoff. This is an opportunity for local BBQ enthusiasts to enter a competition and compete for over $1,800 in prize money. Check out the link for more information on the steak cookoff
The beer garden in front of the Spruce Street Tavern will open at 6 pm and the street dance featuring, "Blacktop Road", will take place from 8 pm until 11 PM Friday night and the beer garden will close at midnight.
Saturday morning will feature the Cub Scout's pancake breakfast from 8 am - 10:30 am at the intersection of Spruce and Second Streets near the Veterans Memorial park.
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.
The monthly Veterans Hamburger Night will run from 5 pm - 8 pm at the Valley Veterans Club at 111 E. Front street.
Fireworks, sponsored by Valley American Legion Post 58/VFW Post 9897 and Hometown Fireworks, will begin at dusk at the Valley City Park.
Click on the following links for more information:
BBQ Registration Form
Credit Card Payment - Bureau Code: 5324058