Beginning at noon on Saturday, September 22nd, a modest $5 entry fee will get you into all of the festivities including:

  • Cooking demonstrations by area chefs
  • Pirate story time, candy treasure hunt, and a build your own pirate costumes, and inflatables for the kids!
  • Beer and more beer for the adults!
  • Take a swim, we won’t stop you.
  • Watch the Backyard Burger Brawl as it happens.
  • The Steak Cookoff Association presents an official steak competition.
  • Sample delicious BBQ turned in by our Kansas City BBQ Society Professionals and vote on your favorites!
  • See the rigs of top caliber KCBS BBQ teams, including several who are at the top of the team of the year leaderboard!
  • Many other fun things that we haven’t even thought of yet!

All of this takes place directly on Table Rock Lake at the Port of Kimberling Marina and Campground.  You don’t want to miss it!


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  1. Ron D says:

    If we come by boat are there slips available?

  2. bradl99 says:

    The Port says that there is a courtesy dock located right at the campground boat ramp that can be used. If this is full there are 50+ slips located further back in the cove. From here, you can get a golf cart ride around to the event.

    Spread the word!

  3. Marsha Petersen says:

    Please clarify event dates. It is listed as 9/19 and 9/20 one place; another indicates 9/13. We are visiting your area and would like to visit, but unclear as to dates and times.

  4. Kenisha says:

    Is it 5 dollars for each person including children

    • bradl99 says:

      5 and under are free. Everyone else is $5 each, but it is all going to a great cause!

      • Bryon Baker says:

        What’s the cause?

        • Cassie Cunningham says:

          Proceeds benefit White River Valley Trust Scholarship Program- Operation Round Up. For 25 years,
          Operation Round Up program has collected and distributed over $3.6 million to students, families and organizations
          throughout the five-county service area. All funds are awarded for basic needs such as food,
          shelter, clothing, health care and education. For more information and to find out how you can get involved visit whiteriver.org.

  5. Toby smih says:

    Where do we find the results for the peoples choice?

  6. Ryan Hardie says:

    Do you have a tentative schedule for this year yet? I see the dates are Sept 17-18. Thanks

    • bradl99 says:

      Nothing set in stone, but the general agenda will be the same as the last 2 years. Cooking demos throughout the day on Saturday, hamburger competition early Saturday afternoon, people’s choice tasting mid afternoon, beer, bands, kids activities all day, etc…

      Sunday will be the turn-ins for the main KCBS competition starting at noon.

  7. Gene Shipman says:

    What bands are playing and at what times ? Thanks

  8. Jerico says:

    is there places to stay ? motels; camp sites ? is there a map of the area of this event ? cost to camp ? have a pontoon can I bring it ?

    • Cassie Cunningham says:

      The hotel at Port of Kimberling is full but they may have campsites. Check mypok.com
      There is another hotel as well that has lodging, Kimberling Inn. kimberling.com/

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