McLouth BBQ Blowout, Tonganoxie Days next month
Annual summer festivals in Tonganoxie and McLouth are almost here.
In McLouth, the annual McLouth BBQ Blowout will be held Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 in McLouth. The Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned event is still open to competitors. Online registration deadline is Monday.
Novice barbecue enthusiasts also may enter the backyard barbecue contest. Participants in the backyard division may not be on a KCBS team.
A carnival also will be part of the activities, as will concessions and vendors.
For more information, go to www.mclouthbbq.com.
In Tonganoxie, organizers are gearing up for another Tonganoxie Days festival.
The event begins Friday, June 13 with its own barbecue contest. The Leavenworth County State Championship Barbecue Cook-off will begin with set-up at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds that day. On June 14, a full day of events is scheduled, including a 10K/5K run and fun walk, art fair and quilt show, vendors, concessions, musical entertainment, the Miss Tonganoxie Beauty Pageant, a car and truck show, horse show, a Flag Day rifle salute at noon and a chainsaw carving competition.
For more information about Tonganoxie Days, go to www.tonganoxiedays.com.