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  21st Annual SERTOMA 48 BarBQ - Contestants' Infomation
April 26-27, 2019 at Broken Arrow Park

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2019 SERTOMA 48 BarBQ?

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What is SERTOMA 48 BarBQ?
We call the Lawrence SERTOMA Cook-off the SERTOMA 48 BarBQ because we limit the competition to 48 teams competing for $4,800 in 4 categories (brisket, pork, chicken and ribs). It’s a BBQ battle of professionals and amateur cooks to win dollar prizes and ribbons. The public is invited to sample meats prepared for judging in a separate People's Choice contest. The event has been sanctioned by KCBS. Our competition is a State Championship, so our Grand Champion winner gets to compete in the American Royal Cook-Off!

Anyone who is a member of the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). For a KCBS membership application call 816-765-5891. You just need to love cooking on a BBQ grill and want to compete. The price is $225 electricity is included. This event includes cooking and judging in 4 meat categories.

The money raised through our FUN-raising events have helped our community parks, city buildings and a variety of children’s projects for eighty years. 100% of the funds from our SERTOMA 48 BarBQ will be used to make it possible to continue these worthwhile projects. Over 50% of the money will be used for children and adults with speech, language and/or hearing disorders in Lawrence and Douglas County through our relationship with the Business-Education Partnership (USD 497) and the Schiefelbusch Clinic at the University of Kansas.


If you are interested to be a judge for the 2019 SERTOMA 48 BarBQ, please click here and register.

SERTOMA 48 BarBQ Contestant Coordinator
Betty Bunce
Daytime Phone: (785)766-7953
SERTOMA 48 BarBQ Judges Coordinator
Jeff Messick
Daytime Phone: (785)865-6308


JOIN US ... If you would like to join the Lawrence SERTOMA Club, participate in our BarBQ fund raiser and events, and truly make a difference in the lives of people throughout the Lawrence and Douglas County area, we encourage you to contact the Club.
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2019 Sponsors

Biemer's BBQ Captiol Federal Foundation CEK Insurance
Cottin's Hardware Fairway Mortgage First State Bank & Trust
Jayhawk Power Systems LMH Health McGrew Real Estate
Rumsey Yost Funeral Home   The Sod Shop
Central Bank of the Midwest Commerce Bank Greenbriar Farms
  Stephens Real Estate  
Berry's Arctic Ice Dale Wiley Automotive Dr. James F. Otten, D.D.S.
Edwards & Wilson Periodontics Freestate Dental KB Smokehouse