Kansas City Museum to Host 2015 KC Microbrews & BBQ Festival

The 2015 Kansas City Microbrews and BBQ Festival will be held on the grounds of the historic Kansas City Museum. The festival will be held on Saturday, May 30th in conjuction with The Tour of Kansas City Cliff Drive Classic Circuit Race and 5K Run.

“The museum is housed at the former urban estate of lumber baron and civic leader Robert A. Long and his family. The 3 acre plot is located atop a bluff overlooking the Missouri River Valley, adjacent to historic Kessler Park and Cliff Drive, a state Scenic By-way. The site features five of the six original structures. These include Corinthian Hall, the 70-room four-story Beaux Arts limestone residence; the Carriage House, in which Long’s famed equestrienne daughter, Loula Long Combs, housed her horses and many trophies; the StoryTarium in the former Conservatory, the Gatehouse, the Museum’s administrative offices, and the Carpenter’s shed. The property also includes the Museum’s Visitor Center and reconstructed Historic Gardens.”

We are excited to partner with the Kansas City Museum for this year’s event. The beautiful property will be the perfect place to relax and enjoy some of Kansas City’s finest microbrews and bbq. The museum is located at the top of Gooseneck Hill which serves as the finish line for the Tour of Kansas City Cliff Drive Circuit Race and 5K run. Come out and watch some of the region’s best racing action as part of The KC Microbrew and BBQ Festival.

Festival participants will enjoy the park-like setting of the museum grounds. Seating areas will be located around the property or just bring a blanket and relax under the shade of an old oak tree.

Photo courtesy of David Remley

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      We have looked into a sanctioned BBQ competition as part of the event. However, this year’s logistics make it difficult to add the competition. If we are going to do it, we want to make sure it is done right. We have talked to them about putting on a sanctioned event next year to give a little more time for planning. If space and logistics allow, we will be looking into adding a competition for the 2016 event.

  1. I think that’s a Great Idea ! I am a born and raised resident of NE and Kansas City! I would Love to participate in the event ! if someone could contact me with additional information it would be greatly appreciated ! thank you and looking for towards the event !

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      Information about the event will continue to be posted to the website. If you need specific information, please feel free to email us or send a message via the Contact page.

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      Not this year but we are looking at adding a contest for next year’s event. We wanted enough time for planning to make sure it is done right! Check back towards the end of this year ad sign-up for our newsletter. We will put out info via the newsletter as well.

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