august 17-august 19, 2018

SAND CREEK festival, inc. PRESENTS

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saucy & glazed bbq competition & craft beer-fest

   Join the Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival and sample some brilliant competition BBQ, dine and eat on scrumptious grub from local BBQ vendors, partake in some of the best craft beers in the area & listen to live music! The Saucy & Glazed BBQ Competition & Craft Beer-fest and the Hard Redz Brew-off are joining forces to offer you a great afternoon of food, beer, wine and live music.

 *  Come watch a Traeger representative demonstrate pellet BBQ-ing at its finest with a variety of different foods from your local Gillipie Meats and Meridian Grocery of Newton.


 *  Join in a contest to win a Traeger Bronson grill to be given away at the event! Browse Trager grills for discounted prices, along with a variety of pellets, shakes, sauces and Traeger grill add ons.

 *  And listen to the beer drinking sounds of the Meridian Shriners Polka Band and the acoustic rock sounds of Acrosstic!!




   For those that love to back yard BBQ, it is easy to enter a team and compete in this KCBS sanctioned competition with $3700 dollars in prize money to be won. This is an AMATEUR ONLY competition developed so that every home griller can participate! Each team that enters receives a cooler and bag of charcoal as a thank you from the Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival!


Craft Brewing Companies Represented:

     Aero Plains Brewing     Salt City Brewing   Three Rings Brewery   Walnut River Brewing


Ticketing information is listed below.


schedule (public)

Sunday, August 19, 2018

12:30PM—2:00PM      VIP Ticket Holders (Early Admission &21+ only)

2:00 pm - 5:00            General Admission (Under 21 may enter at this time)

Gillispie Meats

  • Tickets  (all attending must have on a festival button, not included in ticket pricing)
  •      VIP TIcket - $50 Your all access pass to the entire event  PURCHASE HERE
  •     A dinner ticket good for $10 off one meal at any food vendors booth
  •      A souvenir beer cup for unlimited drafts from a variety of craft brewers
  •      Access to The Hard Redz Summer Brew-off for sampling & judging
  •      Access the Saucy & Glazed BBQ Competition sampling and voting


   General Admission (21+) – $15  Your general pass for beer & wine, BBQ and live music

     Access to The Saucy & Glazed BBQ Competition judging

     Acces to a variety of BBQ & other food vendors

     3 tickets for beer or wine

     Access to live music


   General Admission Youth (under 21) - $5 Your general pass for BBQ & live music

     Access to The Saucy & Glazed BBQ Competition judging

     Access to a variety of BBQ & other food vendors


   All children 5 & under are free.


The Hard Redz Summer Brew-off is a 21+ Event

VIP Online Ticket sales can be picked up at WILL CALL at the North Gate

General Admission tickets must be purchased at the button gate (north side) of the festival grounds. CASH ONLY

VIP ticket buyers must be 21 or over to participate

General Admission ticket buyers may be under 21 but not eligible for alcoholic beverages

ID’s will be checked at entry gate AFTER your ticket is purchased. DO NOT buy a VIP ticket if you are under 21. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.

Wrist bands will be placed on EVERY ticket holder’s wrists upon arrival at entry gate. Wrist bands must be worn securely and at all times and are non-transferable, non-exchangeable and non-replaceable. Do not remove, stretch or tamper with your wrist band or immediate removal from the event will be initiated.

Plain cloths security will be roaming festival grounds checking wristbands. Please make this a fun experience for everyone.









Are you a backyard BBQ-er who would like to test your skills? Do your friends and family love what you cook and have encouraged you to take it to a competition? Here’s your chance!

The Saucy & Glazed BBQ Competition is a KCBS sanctioned event held in conjunction with the Dazed & Confuzed Home Brewing Competition. As a KCBS-sanctioned BackYard BBQ, Saucy & Glazed is just for backyard enthusiasts. It is closed to the pros, so don’t worry about the big rigs from Texas showing up!

The public tastings for the People’s Choice award starts at 2pm. The public will taste chicken and beans for the winner of this category.

This event will be held in conjunction with the Dazed & Confuzed Home Brew Competition. A $20 (15 w/button) fee will get you your Tasting Kit. The kit includes, one plate & fork, tokens for voting on best chicken, best beans & best home brew! Only paid festival goers will be allowed in the gates, given tasting kits and be allowed to be given samples of product..






Grand ChampionReserve Grand Champion    $800
Category 1st place                                             $500
Category 2nd place                                            $350
Category 3rd place                                             $250
Category 4th place                                             $100
Category 5th place                                             $50

People’s Choice Winner—Chicken Thighs        $300
People’s Choice Winner—Beans                       $300


Schedule (competitors)

   Saturday, Aug 18th:

***Teams may move in to their assigned spots after 6:30pm.***

   Sunday, Aug 19th:

5:00 AM – Teams may also arrive and begin parking

6:00 AM – Team check in begins

6:30 AM – Meat inspection

7:00 AM – Cook’s meeting

1:00 PM – Turn in Chicken

1:30 PM – Turn in Pork Ribs

1:30–2:30 – Teams prepare for People’s Choice

2:30–4:00 – People’s Choice judging begins – Chicken Thighs (sponsored) / Beans

1:30–4:00 – Results tabulated by judges

4:30 PM – Awards ceremony (people’s choice and BBQ competition)

5:00 PM – Teams may pack up and leave


People’s Choice Competition — MANDATORY

A people’s choice competition will be held alongside the Dazed and Confused Home Brew-off on Sunday afternoon between 2:00 - 5:00 PM. Share your cooking with festival-goers for a fun Sunday afternoon celebration. $20 tasting kits ($15 with festival button) will allow participation in both the Homebrew and BBQ people’s choice events.

All cooking teams are required to participate in the People’s Choice. Teams who don’t participate will be ineligible for Backyard BBQ prizes.

Teams will serve the public from their team location and may decorate however they want. Teams are encouraged to get creative with decorating their site and serving area and promote their entries to enhance the festival atmosphere. Show team spirit!!

Chicken Thighs

Teams are required to cook and provide samples for at least 400 people. Samples may be approximately 1 oz. each. Teams do not have to provide their own meat for People’s Choice. A sponsor will provide 26 lbs of chicken thighs to each team, for pickup at check in time. Teams may prepare and cook the meat however they want, following KCBS rules.


Teams may prepare beans on-site, or in advance, as long as they are stored according to KCBS rules. Provide enough for at least 400 x 1 oz. samples.  Entries must contain beans; any other ingredients and method of cooking it at the discretion of the cooks.

This contest will follow official Kansas City BBQ Society rules for BackYard BBQ.

Meat categories:
Chicken &
Pork Ribs

Deadline for

August 16, 2018

Entry Fee:
$125/team. Electricity optional for $25

  • For more information, contact Nate Regier at
  • Make checks payable to Sand Creek Festival, INC
  • Send team application and entry money to: PO Box 915 Newton, KS 67114
  • Entry fee pays for ONE festival admission button. Other team members will need to purchase any additional buttons.

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