Smoke on the Plains Derby BBQ & Music Fest, formerly known as the Derby BBQ Festival, underwent a name and logo change in 2019 to reflect the addition of a music festival to celebrate Derby’s 150th anniversary this year.
June 6: Carnival Kick-off
Northwest parking lot
$25/wrist band or $3/ride
June 7: Smoke on the Plains BBQ & Music Fest Kick-off Night
Join us for a live performance by Paramount, an 80s cover band, on the Security 1st Mainstage, food trucks, adult beverages and a carnival. Purchase an all-you-can-ride wrist band for $25 or $3 tickets (good for one ride).
New this year is a Steak Contest, which is open to the public (limit of 30 entries), and the Derby Recreation Commission Toss Like a Boss Cornhole Tournament.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. & 6-10 p.m.
Saturday's event will feature the KCBS (Kansas City BBQ Society) Cook-off, Backyard BBQ Cook-off, Verus Bank/Creekstone Farms People's Choice Contest, food trucks and the Derby Noon Lions Club Beer Garden. Kids can enjoy inflatables, face painters, Princess Pros Entertainment, 9 Square and more.
The Security 1st Mainstage will feature the Haymakers (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) followed by an evening performance by Morrison County (6-7 p.m.) and Mountain Deer Revival
(7-10 p.m.). The Derby Lions club Beer & Beverage Garden and Shaken or Stirred will be open.
The carnival will be open from noon-5 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. with $25 wristbands available for each session.
The Verus Bank a branch of Citizens Bank of Kansas/Creekstone Farms People's Choice Contest will take place on Saturday (1-3 p.m.). Tasting kits are $5 and you receive eight, 1 oz. samples of competition quality pulled pork.