Apple Blossom BBQ

Join us for fabulous food and fun!

Serving as the new organizers of St. Joseph’s Apple Blossom BBQ Competition, we are excited to offer a few new features this year. You will be able to enjoy a full BBQ meal on Friday evening and Saturday after the parade in the park as you enjoy music, vendors, games and more. Of course, just sitting back to enjoy a beverage and the wafting smells of barbeque with friends is reason enough to take a little time in downtown St. Joseph the first weekend in May.

Meal tickets are on sale at a discounted price online until April 30th. You are also welcome to purchase your meal, beverages – and on Friday evening, a chance to enjoy the People’s Choice Tasting – at the event. Check out online tickets HERE.

This annual event is a Kansas City Barbeque Society [KCBS] sanctioned state championship benefiting our nonprofit St. Joseph Community Branding initiative. Thank you to Triumph Foods for being the event’s presenting sponsor.

Our Facebook pages will be great spots to stay up to date with event announcements. Following is our current schedule:


5:00 – 10:00 p.m. People’s Choice Tasting & Pulled Pork BBQ Meal & Beverages @ Civic Center Park

5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Fiesta Activities & Vendor Fair @ Civic Center Park

7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Music by Blue Oyster Culture Club


9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Apple Blossom Parade from Noyes & Frederick to 4th & Felix Downtown

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Live Radio Remote by KKJO

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Pulled Pork BBQ Meal & Beverages @ Civic Center Park Fiesta Activities & Vendor Fair @ Civic Center Park

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Discover Downtown 1st Saturday Kids Activities in Felix Street Square

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. BBQ Competition Awards Presentation @ Civic Center Park

You will not want to miss this downtown St. Joseph event!