Derby to hold barbecue contest Sept. 6-7

Derby will hold its third annual national barbecue derby, Sept. 6-7, at High Park, 2801 E. James.

The event will be from 7 to 11 p.m. on Sept. 6, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

In the people’s choice voting for the best pulled pork, individuals pay $5 each to try four samples before voting. Barbeque and other food and drinks also will be avaible at concession stands.

As of Thursday, 24 teams had entered the competitive barbeque competion and nine had entered the backyard barbeque division, a city spokeswoman said.

Activities will include a kids’ corner with arts, crafts, magic shows and face painting, live music, a car show, a beer garden and pie contests. For a full schedule of events and entry forms go to For more information call 316-788-9003 or e-mail