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Save the date for the 13th Annual BBQ & Music Fest on June 7 & 8, 2024

at High Park. Come for the BBQ and stay for the music and fun!

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Friday, June 7
6 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, June 8
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
6 to 10 p.m.


High Park
2801 James St.
Derby, KS



Free admission!
BBQ tasting kits, drinks and food available to purchase.



BBQ Contest

6 to 10 pm

5:30 pm: Kids Que

6 to 10 pm: Security 1st Title Food Truck Row, Derby Lions Club Beer & Beverage Tent, Shaken or Stirred Bartending, First Man Brewery

6 to 10 pm: Oak & Iron Lanes axe throwing

6 to 8 pm: Derby Recreation Commission Toss Like a Boss Cornhole Tournament

6 to 7:30 pm: Harrison Steele

8 to 10 pm: Jed Harrelson

7 to 9 pm: Creekstone Farms People’s Choice Tasting Contest, $5 for 6 two oz samples. Purchase tasting kits at the tent southwest of the ball fields starting at 7 pm.

9 am to 3 pm & 6 to 10 pm

7:30 am: Derby Recreation Commission Smokin’ 5K

9 am to 2 pm: Derby Rotary Club Hot Wheels for Hot Meals Car Show

9 am to 3 pm: Kids Corner, presented by Derby Orthodontics/Trimmell Anders & White Orthodontics and Smile Safari, east side of pond

9 am: Ms. R on the Mainstage

9:30 am: Music & Movement with Ms. Shonda on the Mainstage

11 am to 12:30 pm: Brody Baker on the Mainstage

1 to 2 pm: The Nailbiters on the Mainstage

9 am to 3 pm & 6 to 10 pm: Security 1st Title Food Truck Row and Shaken or Stirred Bartending

11 am to 3 pm & 6 to 10 pm: Derby Lions Club Beer & Beverage Tent, First Man Brewery and Grace Hill Winery

6 to 7:30 pm: Candice and the Business Casual

8 to 10 pm: Paramount on the Mainstage

About the Festival

You are invited to scenic High Park for a weekend of fun, food and music! The park will be full of activity on June 7 and 8, 2024 as we hold the 13th Annual Smoke on the Plains BBQ & Music Festival. There will be fun for all ages, from live music on the Mainstage to free activites in the Kids Corner. Enjoy refreshing beverages from the Derby Noon Lions Club Beer & Beverage Tent and Shaken or Stirred Bartending all weekend.

The BBQ competitions include the KCBS Cook-off and the Backyard BBQ Cook-off.