Apple Blossom BBQ

It is with great reluctance that we have to cancel this year’s Apple Blossom BBQ. It has been an annual event in St. Joseph for more than a decade and a fundraiser for the Made with Uncommon Character campaign supporting St. Joseph for the last two years.

However, the COVID-19 virus has wreaked havoc on our nation. Now groups of more than 50 are not allowed to congregate, which means there’s no way assemble teams, judges, coordinators and volunteers in Civic Center Park, even if we canceled all of the events that were open to the public.

For the teams that have already registered, we will start processing refunds this week.

Good luck to the teams during the rest of the season. Please put us on your calendar for the first weekend of May 2021.



[Please register on Kansas City BBQ Society portal]

St. Joseph is a part of the Northwest Missouri BBQ Championship — find out more here. 

2020 Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: Triumph Foods

Uncommon Character Tent Sponsor: Mosaic Life Care

People’s Choice Sponsor: St. Jo Frontier Casino

Entertainment Sponsor: John Joe Insurance

After-party Sponsor: Hi-Ho Bar and Grill

Class Champion Sponsors: Hillyard, Nor-Am Cold Storage

Friends of Uncommon Character: O’Malley Beverage

Fans of Uncommon Character Sponsors: Chase Candy Company, On The Top Search, St. Joseph Plumbing, Heating and Cooling