Cincinnati has always known how to barbeque but now we’re proving it Kansas City style!

The River Grill before the Big Chill

Cincinnati's first Ohio State Championship KCBS sanctioned contest

with over $20,000 in cash prizes!

October 10th, 5 - 11pm & October 11th, 12 - 11pm



Children 12 and under are FREE

The River Grill before the Big Chill is a 2-day food and music festival celebrating barbecue, local brews, cooking and hometown music.  The headlining act is Starship featuring Mickey Thomas wrapping up the festival on Saturday night.

River Grill Event Explanation and Rules

The competitors know what it's all about - but how about you? The Kansas City Barbeque Society has very strict rules regarding their competitions and we want you to know what to expect before you arrive.
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Proceeds from River Grill to benefit the Waterfront Parks

The Waterfront Parks system consist of three major parks: Theodore M. Berry International Park, Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove and the new Smale Riverfront Park!  Each park has unique features for the public to explore, and hosts several large events throughout the year.  These parks are the new "Front yard of Cincinnati."
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Sign Up to Win a Bubba Grills Smoker

Sign up HERE for your chance to WIN a professional smoker from Bubba Grills.  You MUST enter your first and last name to be eligible to win.  You MUST be present at the award ceremony on October 11th to win.  By entering this contest you will be placed on our River Grill Before the Big Chill mailing list to get the latest information on the River Grill! (You will need a Facebook account to enter the contest.)








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