Barbecue in the Bluffs

Celebrate CB is excited about the Annual Barbecue in the Bluffs Competition. 2017 will mark our 13th year, and will continue for the fifth year at the  Barbecue’s permanent home, Thomas P. Hanafan Rivers Edge Park next to the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge. Barbecue in the Bluffs will be held Friday May 12th – Saturday May 13th.

Register Today!


Join the competition. Download the application from the icon above and send it to the listed address on the form.  Cost for participation is $225.00 or $250.00 after April 15th.

The Prizes!

A total cash purse of $8300 will be awarded in addition to points teams earn toward the total KCBS score for the year. To find out about KCBS BBQ competitions visit their web page at


The Great American Cookout


The 2017 Great American Cookout will bring the art and taste of outdoor cooking to Barbecue in the Bluffs and Celebrate at the River. BBQ experts and GAC tour hosts, Mike and Christine Peters, will share grilling tips and free samples with event attendees, so bring your napkins, this is one cookout you do not want to miss!

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