Kickoff to KCBS Cookout Tour announced
April 20, 2016
by Ryan McCarthy
The Great American Cookout is about to start its season again.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) announced its Great American Cookout food sampling and demo tour will begin April 22 in Springfield, Missouri. The Great American Cookout will conduct cooking demonstrations and distribute samples at 20 barbecue competitions and food festivals around the US each month through November.
"We’re delighted to bring our 10th anniversary tour to some of the biggest, boldest and friendliest barbecue events in the country," said Carolyn Wells, executive director of the KCBS. "The Great American Cookout is designed to bring people together,” she added. Sponsors for the event include: McCormick Grill Mates, BUBBA burger and Ball Park Flame Grilled Jerky.
More information on the campaign, go to: www.greatcookout.com or follow the events on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GreatAmericanCookout) and Twitter (@KCBSBBQTour).
Below is the full schedule:
2016 Great American Cookout Tour
April 22-23: Rock ‘n Ribs BBQ Festival, Springfield, Missouri
April 30-May 1: Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival, Ridgefield, Connecticut
May 6-7: Naptown BarBAYque, Annapolis, Maryland
May 20-21: Chesapeake Jubilee, Chesapeake, Virginia
May 27-29: National BBQ Cup, Nashville, Tennessee
June 10-11: Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival, Tryon, North Carolina
June 17-18: Barbourville BBQ Cookoff, Barbourville, Kentucky
June 25-26: Giant National Capital BBQ Battle, Washington, DC.
July 1-4: Naperville Exchange Club’s Ribfest, Naperville, Illinois
July 15-16: Wine, Brew & BBQ Too, New Palestine, Indiana
July 22-24: Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest, Columbus, Ohio
Aug. 19-21: Long Beach BBQ Festival, Long Beach, California
Aug. 31-Sept. 4: Best In The West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, Sparks, Nevada
Sept. 16-18: River Falls Bacon Bash, River Falls, Wisconsin