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Smoke Out Hunger

June 12-13, 2020 - Wyandotte County Fairgrounds

Get ready for our hottest event of the year! Smoke Out Hunger, a fundraiser benefiting Cross-Lines Community Outreach, is an action-packed weekend featuring world-class barbecue, live music, and a KCBS-sanctioned barbecue competition! Tickets for Friday festivities are open to the public and can be purchased closer to the event date. Those interested in competing as a team can find helpful information below.

Barn Party - Friday, June 12 (6-9PM)

TICKETS: $25 adults; $10 kids (12 and under)*

This is an event you won’t want to miss! Back by popular demand, Operation BBQ will once again be cooking up mouth-watering pork sandwiches throughout the evening. The food pairs perfectly with our homemade sangria or a beer or soft drink of choice. Through a partnership with local radio station, 90.9 The Bridge, we will be bringing you top-quality local talent all night long. A family-friendly event, Smoke Out Hunger will have fun activities for kids and a photo booth for everyone! Attendees will also be able to sample and judge chicken wings – helping to decide which professional BBQ team will go home with the winning trophy and cash prize!


*Ticket price includes: a freshly-pulled, smoked pork sandwich, potato salad, baked beans and slaw, one beverage of choice, a chicken wing contest, live musical entertainment, and various outdoor fun and games.

Show your support for Cross-Lines' mission by signing up to volunteer or becoming an event sponsor! For more information, email

Team Registration

To register a team for the KCBS-sanctioned Smoke Out Hunger Competition, please visit this site closer to the event date. For your convenience, prize winnings are listed below.

Grand Champion $2,000
Reserve Champion $1,000
1st Place $300
2nd Place $250
3rd Place $200
4th Place $150
5th Place $100
6th Place $50
7th Place $25
8th Place $25
9th Place $25
10th Place $25
People's Choice $500