Community Events

The 8th Annual Valley Veterans BBQ Competition will be held on Friday, May 31st and Saturday June 1, 2019. We are expecting nearly 50 professional barbecue teams to converge on Valley's Spruce street to compete for $10,000 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). At 8:00 pm the ballots will be tabulated and the top three places will be announced.

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

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Thanks to this year's generous sponsor, Smithfield Foods, we are able to offer a total prize purse of $10,000. Smithfield will be sponsoring the Ribs and Pork categories! Looking forward to a great partnership and a great 2019!

Mark your calendars for Friday May 31st & Saturday June 1st, 2019 on Spruce Street in Valley.