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      October 12, 2012

      Friday   5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

      3435 Southeast East Edge Road
      Topeka, Kansas 66605

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      Smoke on the Water

      After the excitement of the Great American Royal, BBQ champs can swing by Topeka and sweep up the first available contest points for the 2013 Kansas City BBQ Society season. Word has spread about the contest the weekend after the Royal and our reputation is growing. Local and statewide competitors call “Smoke on the Water” one of the best events they’ve attended. Between the entertainment, the beautiful venue and the outstanding customer service brought to you by Shawnee County Parks & Recreation, several BBQ teams say they turn away other events to attend SOTW.

      This year, we have new activities and a jammed pack schedule full of entertainment for the whole family. In addition to adding a Kid’s Que on Friday night, we are also hosting “Savor the Flavor,” a people’s choice contest, where BBQ competitors offer samples to the public and try to entice them to add to their ‘bean’ container. (Bag of beans come with admission of price.) We are bringing back the turkey leg eating contest, sponsored by Herman’s Beef and Sausage House of North Topeka and the live entertainment stage. We have partnered with the Topeka Blues Society for our music and are excited to announce some great blues bands. A full schedule of events found below.

      Onsite the day of the event, we are hosting a motorcycle “Meet & Greet,” the National Guard’s mechanical bull and rock climbing wall and the Harley Davidson bike simulator. In addition to the meet & greet, motorcyclists are encourage to enter our bike ride for the “Fight against Leukemia.” The ride will consist of visiting Smoke on the Water sponsor sites and returning to the Lake Shawnee Campground. We will also be hosting a benefit breakfast on Saturday morning to help raise more funds. The Capital City Crushers roller derby team is coming out both days for two mock games. And amazing BBQ vendors will have food for sale, Friday 5-10PM and Saturday 10AM-5PM.

      Gates open to the public at 5PM on Friday, October 12 and 10AM on Saturday, October 13. Admission is $5 per person, but children 12 and under are free. Admission includes a bag of beans for the Savor the Flavor and a wristband, which can be used both days. Parking is free.

      Cost: Payment required - $5 per person 12 and under FREE!

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