The City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department hosted Clarksville’s 1st Annual BBQ Bash at Liberty Park with 17 competitors presenting their best chicken, ribs, and pork creations to a team of Kansas City Barbecue Society judges.
Clarksville Parks & Rec. Event Planning Specialist Kara Zahn talked about the day’s activities.
“This is our 1st ever BBQ Bash, and there is a lot going on,” Zahn said. “Our competitors are set up, and will be doing their best to impress our panel of KCBS judges. We also have a cornhole tournament sponsored by Blackhorse Pub & Brewery, and several artisan and food vendors outside. Inside, we have inflatables for the kids, and live music from Mo’ Pie.”
While the competitors worked to impress the judges, Excel BBQ, Hog & Honey and Bojangles were selling food to event-goers. Zahn said she was hoping for about 1,000 people at this inaugural event.
Clarksville BBQ Bash Winners:
Grand Champion - ($350) Big B’s BBQ
Reserve Grand Champion - ($200) The Big Orange Smokers
Chicken: 1st Place – Big B’s BBQ, 2nd Place – Double A’s BBQ, 3rd Place – RT Que
Ribs: 1st Place – The Big Orange Smokers, 2nd Place – Big B’s BBQ, 3rd Place – Smokin’ in the Country
Pork: 1st Place – The Big Orange Smokers, 2nd Place – RT Que, 3rd Place – Double A’s BBQ