Rock'n Ribs BBQ Festival

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April 20th & 21st, 2018


What’s delicious, mouthwatering and benefits 7 local Children’s Charities? The Annual Rock and Ribs Barbeque Festival! 80 teams from all over come together to compete for the best Barbeque in a ‘Kansas City BBQ Society’ Sanctioned event. Be one of the thousands of samplers who enjoy chicken, pork and beef starting at 1:00. There’s 11 hours of Live music, a Kids Play Zone and of course: plenty of Food and Drinks. And yes, it’s ok to wear a bib!

The Rock'n Ribs BBQ Festival is a joint event that the Springfield Rotary Clubs put on together. It is managed by a group of volunteers, many of whom are Rotary members, who log thousands of hours per year planning the event because they believe in helping others and serving their community.

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto "Service Above Self".



$10.00 at the gate
FREE for kids 12 and under

Discounted tickets can also be purchased before the event at Kum & Go, Hy-Vee and Great Southern Bank.



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Rock'n Ribs BBQ Festival
1445 E. Republic Road
Springfield , MO 65804
(347) 424-2566
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Cook for your chance to win Cash Prizes totaling $15,000 in addition to the chance to compete at the American Royal or the Jack Daniels Invitational BBQ Cookoff. The 16th Annual Rock’n Ribs Barbeque Festival is a Missouri State Contest, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.

Team Registration


Activities To Include

  • The General Boar: Want to take a little Rock’n Ribs Swag home to remember the great time you had? Check out the swag at the “General Boar” Merchandise Booth.
  • KCBS BBQ Tour Sampling: Your mouth will water as you sample the best BBQ around.
  • Whole Hog Contest: Just like the name says, we will be cooking up several Whole Hogs. This is a sight worth seeing.
  • KCBS BBQ Tour Demonstrations
  • Texas Hold’em Charity Tournament (18 and over)

In 2016, the 17th Annual Rock n Ribs BBQ Festival gave away all profits equally to 7 local charities. These charities include Great Circle, Ronald McDonald House Charities-Mobile Dental Unit, Ozark Trails Council – Boy Scouts of America, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch, Ozarks Regional YMCA and Harmony House.