Mike Rowley BBQ Festival 2017

The Mike Rowley Memorial BBQ Festival, held over July 21 & 22 helped to raise over $4,000 for youth in our community. A BIG shout out is due to all of our contestants, judges, sponsors, and of course Bud and Bobby Cox! Each of you helped to ensure opportunities for youth in our community can continue!

With the Clubs affordable costs, we are able to serve youth from all backgrounds and financial abilities. Fundraisers like this help to ensure our programs are safe, fun, educational and affordable for all!

Tentative Dates for 2018: Friday, May 25 - Saturday, May 26, 2018!

Come, join us as we honor a late friend and celebrate the things he loved the most, BBQ and helping local youth. The 2nd annual Mike Rowley Memorial BBQ Festival will be held July 21st through the 22nd at Cox Bros. BBQ on McCall Road in Manhattan. The contestants will try their hand at a competition and the rest of us can enjoy music, a festival and the fruits of their labor. 

 Event timeline:

Friday6pm - 8pm.  Live music with Lucas Maddy and the Kansas Cartel
Saturday12pm - 2pm.  BBQ judging, Q-Country Radio Remote and The Santiago Brothers
Saturday2pm - 4pm.  Live music, BBQ tasting, festival activities and more!

And try your hand at the raffle to win some fantastic items. Raffle Items currently include a Pellet Smoker and more! Raffle tickets are sold at Cox Bros. in advance of the event, and at the event. $5 per ticket, $25 for 6 tickets, and $50 for 12 tickets.

Cox Cares for Kids Compeition Style Sampling will be Saturday from 2pm - 4pm. $10 for a wristband to sample the BBQ stylings of the contestants!

Special thanks are in order for our dear friends at Cox Bros. for the production of this memorial BBQ festival benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan. Additional thanks to our event sponsors:

Prime Sponsors: Briggs, E & K of Omaha, Q Country 103.5

Choice Sponsors: Meritrust Credit Union, Rock A Belly Deli, Wildcat Tree, Backyard Kitchen, US Foods

Select Sponsors: Redi Systems, Langton Insurance, Timepiece Real Estate, Blueville Nuresery, Tallgrass Brewery, Pepsi, Flint Hills Beverage, GTM Sportswear, K-State Super Store, Thermal Comfort Air, All-Pro Cleaning

Proceeds benefit the Boy & Girls Club of Manhattan!

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