Stay updated on City of Olathe news and events.

Check out our news releases below. Engage with us on social media, subscribe to newsletters and news alerts and download official City apps. Watch City Council and Planning Commission meetings live on Olathe Government Network (OGN).

Qlathe BBQ Championship comes to Olathe

Post Date:03/04/2019 9:30 AM
On March 15 and 16, Olathe will welcome 66 competition teams from Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and North Dakota—including 33 teams from Olathe—to Stagecoach Park for the first Qlathe BBQ Championship, presented by The Kansas City BBQ Store and American Barbecue Systems.

The Qlathe BBQ Championship will kick off the 2019 Midwest competitive barbecue circuit. Since there are so many championship-caliber BBQ competition teams in Olathe, the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) is excited to re-enter the Olathe market.

“March is a great kickoff for us because we start to get the winter blues when we aren’t cooking,” said Kim Collier with KCBS.

Teams will be judged in chicken, pork ribs, and pork and beef brisket by KCBS-certified judges for a chance to win a portion of the $10,000 prize purse. The Grand Champion and individual meat category awards will be presented at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16.

The Qlathe BBQ event is free and open to the public, with festivities kicking off Friday afternoon as Skid Roadie of 101 the Fox broadcasts live from 3 to 7 p.m. The 101 the Fox Big FOOT Monster Truck and Foxzilla 30’ inflatable will be on display.

Spectators can watch the Qlathe Cornhole Championship, presented by GrassPad, at 6 p.m on Friday, March 15, or enjoy the entertainment tent where numerous televisions will feature postseason college basketball action and guests can purchase food and beverages provided by BBs Bar & Grill.

Parking will be available at Olathe North High School (600 E. Prairie St.). A free shuttle will run on Friday from 5 to 10:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The event will take place rain or shine, so come on out and enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of the first Qlathe BBQ Championship!

Visit or follow the Qlathe Facebook event for more information.
Return to full list >>