The Apple Blossom Barbeque Cook-off

  • Announcing the Apple Blossom BBQ Contest to benefit victims of child abuse. The dates for 2017 event have been set for May 5-6!

    The Northwest Missouri Children's Advocacy Center presents Saint Joseph's annual barbeque contest, Apple Blossom weekend May 5th and 6th at Civic Center Park, 1100 Frederick Ave, St. Joseph, MO.

    Changes are coming for this year's event. Our People's Choice event is going to run on in a different fashion and we are adding a Brew Fest on Saturday! Friday evening includes live music, vendors and our beer garden for adult attendance.

    Saturday events will revolve around the Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned barbeque contest and the new addition of our Brew Fest. All awards are presented on Saturday, including People’s Choice Award for best barbeque! There will be food tents, vendors, and music. Join us at the "barbee" Saturday noon - 4 p.m.

    All proceeds will benefit the Northwest Missouri Children’s Advocacy Center.

    To further your support for our region's child abuse victims we invite you to participate in this annual event as a sponsor or contestant.
  • As a sponsor, promotion and recognition opportunities are provided for all levels.

    To become a sponsor of the 2017 Apple Blossom Barbeque Cook-off, click the button below.

    Become a Sponsor
  • This barbeque contest is officially sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS).

    Watch your emails for changes to this year's People's Choice contest. We are hopeful that making some changes to this part of the contest will help us increase attendance and raise more money for this event.

    Saturday events will revolve around the Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned barbeque contest. All awards are given out at 3PM on Saturday, including People’s Choice.

    Click on the document image to the right to download the Contest Entry form. Print out the Entry form and return by mail to the address indicated.


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    Civic Center Park, 1100 Frederick Ave, St. Joseph, MO


    For directions, click the landmarker on the map