Smoke on the Plains Derby BBQ & Music Fest 

June 6, 7 & 8, 2019 - High Park, 2801 E. James St.


The 9th Annual Smoke on the Plains Derby BBQ & Music Fest is set for June 6, 7 and 8, 2019 at scenic High Park, located on the east side of Derby. This free, fun and family-friendly event is Derby's largest event. We appreciate the support of the community and our sponsors in making this event possible. 

June 6: Carnival Kick-off

6-10 p.m.

Northwest parking lot
$25/wrist band or $3/ride

June 7: Smoke on the Plains BBQ & Music Fest Kick-off Night

6-10 p.m.
Join us for a live performance by Paramount, an 80s cover band, on the Security 1st Mainstage, food trucks, adult beverages and a carnival. Purchase an all-you-can-ride wrist band for $25 or $3 tickets (good for one ride).

New this year is a Steak Contest, which is open to the public (limit of 30 entries), and the Derby Recreation Commission Toss Like a Boss Cornhole Tournament. 

June 8 

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. & 6-10 p.m.

Saturday's event will feature the KCBS (Kansas City BBQ Society) Cook-off, Backyard BBQ Cook-off, Verus Bank/Creekstone Farms People's Choice Contest, food trucks and the Derby Noon Lions Club Beer Garden. Kids can enjoy inflatables, face painters, Princess Pros Entertainment, 9 Square and more.

The Security 1st Mainstage will feature the Haymakers (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) followed by an evening performance by Morrison County (6-7 p.m.) and Mountain Deer Revival
(7-10 p.m.). The Derby Lions club Beer & Beverage Garden and Shaken or Stirred will be open. 

The carnival will be open from noon-5 p.m. and  6-10 p.m. with $25 wristbands available for each session.

The Verus Bank a branch of Citizens Bank of Kansas/Creekstone Farms People's Choice Contest will take place on Saturday (time TBA). Tasting kits are $5 and you receive eight, 1 oz. samples of competition quality pulled pork. 

Proceeds from this event benefit the McConnell Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center. 

2019 Sponsors

Event Organizer
Derby Logo

Mainstage Sponsor
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Backyard BBQ Competition Sponsor 
 BBQ Supporters

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