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Posted on: February 6, 2019

[ARCHIVED] 2019 Smoke on the Plains Derby BBQ & Music Fest

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Mark your calendars for June 6, 7 and 8 for the 9th Annual Smoke on the Plains Derby BBQ & Music Festival. This fun, family-friendly event will be held at High Park, 2801 E. James St.

Smoke on the Plains Derby BBQ & Music Fest, formerly known as the Derby BBQ Festival, underwent a name and logo change in 2019 to reflect the addition of a music festival to celebrate Derby’s 150th anniversary this year. If successful, the music festival could become a permanent addition.  

Also new this year is a carnival in the northwest parking lot of the park. Wee Carnival will be on site June 6, 7 & 8, with all-you-can-ride wrist band sessions each day. Wristbands will be $25 with one wristband required per person for each session. Ride tickets are $3 each and are good for one ride.

Here’s a schedule of events for the weekend:

Thursday, June 6
6-10 p.m.

  • Carnival, 6-10 p.m.
  • $25 wrist band or $3/ride ticket

Friday, June 7
6 to 10 p.m.

  • Live music by Paramount, an 80s cover band based in Salina
    7-10 p.m. on the Security 1st Title Mainstage
  • Carnival, 6-10 p.m. ($25 wrist band or $3/ride ticket - each ride requires one ticket)
  • Food trucks
  • Derby Noon Lions Club Beverage & Beer Garden
  • Shaken or Stirred Bartending
  • Steak Contest – Open for public entries (limited to 30)
  • Toss Like a Boss Cornhole Tournament hosted by the Derby Recreation Commission

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

  • Live music by the Haymakers, a country, folk, and bluegrass band based in Wichita 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Security 1st Title Mainstage
  • Carnival: Noon to 5 p.m. & 6 to 10 p.m. ($25 wrist band or $3/ride ticket)
  • KCBS (Kansas City BBQ Society) Cook-off
  • Backyard BBQ Cook-off
  • People’s Choice Contest sponsored by Verus Bank a branch of Citizens Bank of Kansas and Creekstone Farms, time TBA
    $5 for a tasting kit (sample eight, 1 oz samples of competition pulled pork)
  • Kids Corner with inflatables, face painters, Meet-a-Princess, 9 Square and other activities sponsored by the Derby Recreation Commission
  • Live performances by country band Morrison County from 6 to 7 p.m. and Mountain Deer Revival, a country rock/Americana band, from 7 to 10 p.m. on the Security 1st Title Mainstage
  • Food trucks
  • Derby Noon Lions Club Beer & Beverage Garden
  • Shaken or Stirred Bartending

Entry forms can be found at DerbyBBQ.com. Contest winners will receive cash prizes and ribbons.

On-site parking will be available June 6, 7 & 8. On June 8, please park in the grass parking accessible from Madison Ave. (east entrance). For ADA parking, enter the park using the James St. entrance.

Proceeds from this event benefit the McConnell Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center. The City of Derby has donated $12,000 of proceeds from this event to the center over the last eight years. 

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