Enjoy a top-rated barbecue competition and live music this weekend at Sloss Furnaces at the fourth annual Stokin' the Fire BBQ and Music Festival.
The BBQ competition is KCBS (Kansas City Barbeque Society) professionally sanctioned and judged event. A maximum of 54 teams will compete for $20,000 in cash and prizes. Winners advance to national competition. Amateurs will be competing in a separate competition (all spot are full).
You also can buy barbecue from Nashville-based Governor's BBQ and Carolina Barbeque Company, both previous award winners, as well as shaved ice treats from Tropical Adventure and homemade ice cream and freshly roasted hot dogs.
Festival hours are Friday 4pm to 11pm and Saturday 11am to 11pm.
More info at their website: http://stokin.slossfurnaces.com/index.html