Barbecue will be at the top of the menu this weekend at the McLouth BBQ Blowout.
The event is known as the Northeast Kansas Barbecue Championships and is a Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned event.
But the festival won’t be limited to barbecue.
A petting zoo will be available 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, while festivities Saturday start at 7:30 a.m.
Children’s rides, remote-controlled airplanes, vendors and other attractions also will be part of the barbecue event.
Main judging for sauce starts at 11:30 a.m. and barbecue at noon Saturday.