Winners from the 15th Annual Rock’n Ribs BBQ Festival were announced at 6:00 pm May 11.
This year’s winners are as follows:
Grand Champion: KC Can Crew
Reserve Champion: Burnt Finger BBQ
People’s Choice: Connell Insurance
1st Place Chicken: Here Piggy BBQ 2nd: Hola n’ Swalla 3rd: Quau
1st Place Ribs: Burnt Finger BBQ 2nd: Smooth Smoke 3rd: KC Can Crew
1st Place Pork: Pork & Barristers 2nd: Whole Hog Café 3rd: Quau
1st Place Brisket: Team Disguise BBQ 2nd: Hometown Disposal 3rd: KC Can Crew
Anything but Meat Contests:
Best Margarita: Meat Street Mafia
Best Bloody Mary: Clark Kent Super Smoke
Best Sauce: Burnt Out BBQ
Best Side Appetizer: Piggin’ & Swiggin’
Best Dessert: Cast Iron Catering
Best Potato Salad: Big Woodie BBQ
A total of $5000 in prize money awarded for the event. The Grand Champion takes home $1500 along with bragging rights.
Rock’n Ribs BBQ Festival is an annual event sponsored by The Rotary Clubs of Springfield to raise money for children’s charities in the Ozarks.
Recipient charities include: Boys & Girls Town Of Missouri, A Great Circle Agency; Good Samaritan Boys Ranch; Ronald McDonald House Charities – Ronald McDonald Care Mobile (“The Tooth Truck”), Big Brothers/Big Sisters Of The Ozarks; Ozarks Trails Council-Boy Scouts Of America; Harmony House And Ozarks Regional YMCA.
Winners competed against 75 teams in this year’s competition at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. An estimated 20,000 people attended the weekend festivities.
Rock’n Ribs BBQ Festival is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society.
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