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Grill & Chill KC BBQ Champions - May 25-26



Bartlett Event Area in The Village
 May 25th & 26th | 11am to 5pm

Head to Big Bear Lake for Memorial Weekend and enjoy the Grill & Chill, a FREE event for guests of all ages to enjoy! Featuring a sanctioned Kansas City BBQ State Championship Competition with more than 30 teams competing for a $10,000 prize purse, the G&C is two days packed full of entertainment. And leashed pets are welcome too! No outside coolers, food or alcohol allowed please.

*  BBQ, BBQ and more BBQ  *
*  Live Music  *
*  Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktail Garden  *
*  Kids Dino Land  *
* Artisan Marketplace  *

Get Your Grill Master VIP Tickets Here

NEW FOR 2019:

  • The ultimate G&C music line-up for your enjoyment! More in the works with a big surprise teaser... check back soon.

  • Izon Eden Sat & Sun @ 12pm Quint Sat @ 2:15pm Desperado Teaser Sat @ 4:30pm Blue Henry's Sunday @ 2:15pm

  • Dinosaurs are on the loose in Big Bear! An out-of-this-world prehistoric land where kids of all ages can experience Dino Encounters... ride a Triceratops, take a selfie with Rocky the T-Rex, dig for fossils or enjoy an interactive show. This will be one not to miss!

    • Smoke like a Grill Master! Early entry at 10 to enjoy mimosas and music before the public comes in at 11, dedicated GM lines for beers and cocktails, first-in-line privilege for your favorite BBQ, concierge service and more. Tickets are limited for this special access; get yours now before they sell out! GRILL MASTER TICKETS

    • Hitch a free ride! Dedicated shuttles from select parking lots will be running all day long... why walk when you can ride? Check back soon for the route and schedule. 

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