River Grill Event Activities
Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS), Cincinnati Parks’ “River Grill before the Big Chill,” welcomes 52 professional and 28 amateur contestants to Sawyer Point for a chance to win over twenty thousand dollars in prizes. A regional marquee event for the fall of 2014, winning contestants of the “River Grill” could be eligible for state and national competitive placements.
Within the Pro-Division, Professional Cook Teams will compete in the following four categories: Chicken, Ribs, Pork Butt, and Brisket. KCBS Certified Judges will evaluate each Barbeque meat on appearance, texture, and flavor; looking for absolute excellence in Barbeque. For a full list of Rules and Regulations for the Pro-Division, please visit the KCBS Website at http://www.kcbs.us/pdf/2013_rules.pdf
Limited to the first 29 local teams, contestants of the Backyard Competition will be rated by local celebrity judges and have the chance to win one thousand dollars by contending in both the Pork Ribs and Wings categories.
You will get the chance to talk to and watch teams (some you might recognize from T.V.) as they get ready to compete for one of the highest payouts in the country. All the while, some of the best barbecue restaurants around will have great food for sale. Backyard Competition judging, by local celebrities, will be open to the public to watch as they judge wings. Check out the music line-up below to see the spectacular Friday night entertainment featured on 2 stages!
|Gates||5pm - 11pm||Main Gateway|
|Kid's Zone||5pm - 8pm||East of P&G stage|
|DV8||5:30pm - 8:30pm||P&G Stage|
|LeRoy Ellington & the E-Funk Band||5:30pm - 8:30pm||Yeatman's Cove Stage|
|Backyard Competition Judging by Celebrities||8pm||Middle Tunnel|
|Rusty Griwswolds||8:30pm - 11pm||P&G Stage|
|Soul Pocket||8:30pm - 11pm||Yeatman's Cove Stage|
Saturday, cheer your favorite professional and local teams on as they race to beat the clock to turn in their barbecue. After turn in, certified Kansas City Barbecue Society judges will take and rank the professional teams' food to select the River Grill's Grand Champion and Grand Reserve along with the best in chicken, ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket.
The Backyard (local) Competition judging is open to the public and judged by local celebrities.
The Professional Competition is strictly closed judging by KCBS certified judges.
|Gates||12pm - 11pm||Main Gateway|
|Joainie Whittaker||12pm - 1pm||P&G Stage|
|Kid's Zone||12pm - 8pm||East of P&G stage|
|The Blue Birds||12pm - 3pm||Yeatman's Cove Stage|
|Demo Cooking by Midwest Culinary & Kroger||1pm - 2pm||Yeatman's Cove|
|Zak Morgan||1pm - 2pm||P&G Stage|
|Backyard Competition Judging by Celebrities||2pm||Middle Tunnel|
|Turkeys||2:15pm - 3:15pm||P&G Stage|
|Chat with a Champion||2:30pm - 3pm||Middle Tunnel|
|BBQ Competition Awards & Smoker Give-Away||3:30pm - 4:30pm||P&G Stage|
|Sonny Morman Band||5pm - 6:30pm||P&G Stage|
|Midnight Special||7pm - 9pm||P&G Stage|
|Starship featuring Mickey Thomas||9:30pm - 11pm||P&G Stage|
The awards ceremony will be your chance to see who will be named "Grand Champion" of the River Grill! Sign up to win one of Bubba Grills' smokers on the River Grill Facebook page. Don't forget to add your first and last name, and please make sure you are present when the the winner is announced. You must be present to win!
While the BBQ Masters are in the pit, attendees can enjoy a wide variety of fun filled activities including two stages of live music and local entertainment.
|DATE||TIME||P and G STAGE
||YEATMANS COVE STAGE|
|Friday - October 10||5:30 - 8:30 PM||DV8||Leroy and the E-Funk Band|
|8:30 - 11 PM||Rusty Griswold's||Soul Pocket|
|Saturday - October 11||12 - 1 PM||Joanie Wittaker|
|12 - 3 PM||Blue Birds|
|1 - 2 PM||Zak Morgan|
|2:15 - 3:15 PM||Turkeys|
|3:30 - 4:30 PM||BBQ Awards Ceremony|
|5 - 6:30 PM||Sonny Morman Band|
|7 - 9 PM||Midnight Special|
|9:30 - 11 PM||Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas|
Food and Beverage
It is not a Barbeque competition without the BBQ, and at the River Grill you will have your choice of many local favorites. And what goes best with blues, rock, and BBQ? But of course, BEER! River Grill will have local brews available on draft to wash down all that delicious barbeque!
Come down to the River Grill for the best in spice rubs, cutlery, grill and BBQ supplies. We will have plenty of merchandise to browse while you enjoy the sights and sounds of River Grill.
Keep the kids entertained all day in the Kids Zone! From face painting and circus performers delighting the crowd, Kids can enjoy FREE inflatable rides and games! Special BBQ-in on the WILD SIDE, children and families will have a unique opportunity to sample exotic types of BBQ food.