The secret’s in the sauces and the rubs at Valley Junction’s fourth annual Smokin’ in the Junction BBQ Contest Saturday and Sunday.
Competitive barbecuers will vie for $13,000 in prizes, including $1,500 for the grand champion, in the Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned event. More than 50 competitors are expected for the two-day event, one of the largest competitions in the United States.
Not a competitive barbecue chef?
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No worries. The has planned activities to suit all tastes, from music to a beer garden to inflatables and activities geared toward a younger crowd.
Smokin’ in the Junction runs from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.
A featured event of A-MAY-Zing Days, Smokin’ in the Junction culminates a month of community events and activities. Corporate sponsors are AVIVA, city of West Des Moines, KXNO Radio and Mediacom.