Festivals & Events

2019 “Pork on the Plaza” BBQ Contest

Skubitz Plaza Fort Scott KS 66701

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A qualifying event for the American Royal World Series of Barbecue!

2019 Pork on the Plaza

Friday, September 20th & Saturday, September 21st


Register for Contest Today!

Tentative Schedule of Events

Downtown Fort Scott on Skubitz Plaza will be full of food vendors and Boiler Room Brewhaus will be serving the only craft beer made in Southeast Kansas, along with other great adult beverages.

Friday Night

Steak Cook-Off for kids & adults sponsored by E3

Free music from the 1980’s till Now with

80 & Out


11:55am Judging of Chicken

12:25pm Judging of Pork Ribs

12:55pm Judging of Pork

1:25pm Judging of Brisket

All judging will take place at the Empress Event Center

2:00pm Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony will be held at the Boiler Room Brewhaus

Live Band with MORE FREE music on Skubitz Plaza Saturday Night


This annual BBQ Contest will draw competitors from Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. If you have never attended a BBQ Contest, here is a little of what to expect at AmazingRibs.com!

Sleep Inn & Suites – the official Hotel of Pork on the Plaza!



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