On Memorial Day weekend, hundreds of the world’s top competition barbecue teams will converge on Sandstone Amphitheater outside of Kansas City for one of the largest barbecue celebrations the country has to offer, the Great American Barbecue Festival. With an expected crowd of 50,000 people, the organizers are estimating over 70,000 pounds meat and 60,000 gallons of beer will be consumed over the course of the three day weekend. To top things off, they’ve also invited the BBQ Addicts to give an official culinary demonstration on how make a perfect Bacon Explosion…plus we’ll be unveiling our latest project, and it has nothing to do with our upcoming book!
Barbecue might be the main attraction of this event, but there’s plenty of other entertainment options to keep the whole family happy. Renegade Cow Productions has a lineup of 19 bands that will be playing non-stop music while you peruse through the carnival, culinary demonstrations, rib eating contest, Kidz Zone, and the world’s largest barbecue sauce store (including free samples on meat). All topped off with a fireworks night cap on both Friday and Saturday nights.
Our team, Burnt Finger BBQ, will be located in site 332 right off the main drag. We’ll have our merchandise booth setup with various barbecue items including Plowboy’s Rubs, Fast Eddies Seasoning, and of course our stylish logo t-shirts. Just look for our giant banners…and a cute brunette dancing around in a bacon costume!!!
We’ll also be taking the stage in the culinary demonstration tent on Saturday at 4:00 pm to share our expert bacon weaving skills with the general public. Feel free to swing by, say hello, ask questions, or just heckle the hell out out of us. Regardless, we’ll be there having fun, and I’m sure we’ll need to wash down all that Bacon Explosion with an ice cold beer. Not to mention, you’ll be able to say you were there when the BBQ Addicts made their BIG announcement!!!
ATTENTION COMPETITION TEAMS – We just got word that the GAB folks have extended the registration period for this great cookoff. So if you’re not already entered, head on over to their application page and get your team signed up ASAP.