The 2014 Truman Heritage Festival and Barbecue Championship
April 10, 2014
After this year’s particularly brutal winter, it’s nice to see the signs of spring returning to the Kansas City area: the trees are budding, the robins have returned, and the air is filled with the smell of woodsmoke and meat. And what better way to celebrate the departure of the dreaded polar vortex than the City of Grandview’s 2014 Truman Heritage Festival and Barbecue Championship!
The 2014 Truman Heritage Festival Barbecue Championship, sponsored by the City of Grandview and Mid-Continent Public Library (May 2&3), is a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event where 30 barbecue teams will compete to produce the best barbecued chicken, pork ribs, pork shoulder/butt, and beef brisket for their share of $4750 in prize money. While the teams are competing for culinary glory, they will be offering their delicious wares to the public. You don't want to miss this opportunity, because a KCBS event brings out the elites of the barbecue world.
While the barbecue is the high point of the Truman Heritage Festival for me, the Festival (May 1-3) has a lot more to offer: a parade, a carnival, food and craft vendors, live entertainment, and live music concerts. Check the 2014 Truman Heritage Festival web site and Facebook page for schedules and information.