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Western Legends Round-up / KCBS BBQ Cookoff

by | Feb 10, 2019

Western Legends welcomes back one its most popular events: the KCBS “Masters Series” Barbeque Competition.

THE KANSAS CITY BARBEQUE SOCIETY (KCBS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque. They are the world’s largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts, with over 20,000 members worldwide. KCBS sanctions over 500 barbeque contests worldwide.

Western Legends is excited to partner with KCBS for this year’s celebrations. Western Legend’s BBQ Cook-Off is a fully sanctioned KCBS contest. It is an outgrowth of event planning- barbecue’s proudest distinction: the Kanab community. This BBQ Cook-Off is a family friendly event, a judged cooking contest, and an experience for passionate barbeque enthusiasts of all ages.

Passionate and talented grilling teams will be coming from to Kanab all over the West to compete for $10,000 in prize money! Teams must prepare entries in the following categories: chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. Certified KCBS judges will evaluate barbeque in three different criteria: taste, appearance and texture. In addition to the cash prizes, this is a “Masters Series” is a qualifying event for the participants to progress to the prestigious American Royale and the Jack Daniels World Championships.

In addition to the Masters Series, Western Legends is also putting on a “Peoples Choice” BBQ Competition for both the pros and locals. Western Legends guests and locals can purchase tickets to vote for which grillin tastes bests. There’s a $1,000 purse for the winner, and proceeds from ticket sales will go to a local charity.

Western Legends Round Up is a star-studded week of Western fun: spectacular scenery in the American West – locations where many Hollywood Western movies were filmed. The Round Up includes a two-day Western Street Fair in Kanab, headliner concerts, movie stars, local vendor treats, and a High Noon Parade! One is transported back in time as the parade begins with a herd of longhorns driven through town! Kanab holds a unique place in Utah’s history as many people fall in love with the dramatic landscape and the community.

For more information, contact:

Marybeth Kuntz: 314-750-3253

A man opens a barbeque grill at a Kansas City Barbeque Society competition
 Judges tasting food at a Kansas City Barbeque Society competition
A man opens a barbeque grill at a Kansas City Barbeque Society competition
Contestants preparing their favorite barbeque styles at a Kansas City Barbeque Society competition
Photos: Kansas City Barbeque Society