The top two teams in the Kansas City Barbeque Society’s national rankings will square off during the Smokin’ up the Campground event at the Calhoun KOA campground Friday and Saturday.
3 Eyz BBQ, the No. 1 ranked team in the KCBS standings, will bang heads with MUNCHIN HOGS @ THE HILTON, the No. 2 team, in what could decide the national championship, according to Calhoun KOA owner Aaron Walkover.
The event is also open to the public and all proceeds go to the United Way.
Doors open at 5 p.m. on Friday at the campground, which is located at 2523 Redbud Road in Calhoun. Festivities will last until around 10 p.m.
There will be live music, vendors on hand selling barbecue and for the first time in Gordon County, a beer garden.
On Saturday, the event continues at 8 a.m. and attendees can spend $10 to receive a wristband that allows them to try the contestant’s barbecue and cast their votes for the People’s Choice Award.
There will also be a motorcycle poker run on Saturday.
Attendees pay $30 to enter the poker run and spend part of the day traveling to different businesses collecting playing cards. The person who gathers the highest “poker hand” wins $150 and a custom trophy.
The $30 entry fee also gets the entrant a T-shirt and a barbecue lunch.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. NAPA is sponsoring a car cruise-in. For more information, contact Walkover at 706-629-7511.
Find out more online at www.kcbs.us and www.smokinupthecampground.com/.