Come out for the second annual BBQ Festival – a sampling of Benton County’s finest BBQ and small-town fun!
Friday, August 5, 2022
Drake Harbor – Warsaw

Food vendors will be:
RJ’s Italian Ice
Hickman’s Smokehouse (Cole Camp):  pork street tacos and brisket sliders
The Munch Truck (Sedalia):  chicken, bacon ranch pita, brisket sliders
The Knights of Columbus – Warsaw:  pulled pork sandwiches, slaw & chips
Best Bite in Site (Clinton):  different flavors of funnel cakes, fried oreos and tea slushies
*Note:  Menu is tentative and not confirmed until the date of the event

2 BBQ teams:  Blowin’ Smoke BBQ and Neighbors Country Store (Warsaw)

Live music in the amphitheater by Twisted Fate.  Beer garden provided by the Knights of Columbus.  Cornhole tournament by the Guardians of the Children.  Fireworks at dusk sponsored by the City of Warsaw.

For more information – contact Benton County Tourism & Recreation at 660-438-2090 or

Bring your lawn chairs and pop-up tents.  No coolers allowed.  Please support our local vendors and non-profit organizations who give to the community.  Golf carts will be running from 3:30pm-9:30pm from the Harbor to Harrison Street.  There will be reserved parking lots of the teams competing in the BBQ competition so you will need to find parking on the side streets and downtown.  Additional parking will be North of Equity Bank, around the Courthouse and other streets similar to Jubilee Days and Heritage Days.

The Taste of Benton County is in conjunction with the Smokin’ on the Harbor BBQ Competition, which is a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned competition.

We want to thank the following sponsors of the band Twisted Fate for making this FREE for you to enjoy:

State Farm Insurance-SUZIE BODERSEN
Hawthorn Bank
Sterett Creek Marina and Resort
Rick’s Oar House
r&c adventures
main event wedding boutique & event rental

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