The McLouth BBQ Blowout will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Prairie Park in McLouth. The event is the Northeast Kansas State Barbecue Championship, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.
The competition features these seven categories: beef, pork ribs, sausage, chicken, pork, sauce and miscellaneous food items.
There will be more than 24 events throughout the day. Admission for barbecue fans is a free-will donation. Proceeds will be funneled into park improvements.