Kickin' It Route 66 Barbecue Challenge

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Welcome to the City of St. Robert's Kickin' It Route 66 Barbecue Challenge webpage.  This will be an informational page for our upcoming BBQ event that is normally scheduled to take place the fourth weekend in March each year.

This year our event is scheduled for March 22, 2024 thru March 24, 2024 at the St. Robert Community Center located at 114 J.H. Williamson Jr. Drive, in St. Robert, MO.  This year we have planned a "DOUBLE POINTS" event with two events in one weekend along with a One Meat - Ribs competition on Saturday night. We would love for you to join us for this competition.


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BBQ Event Schedule

Contest 1 (all 4 meat categories):  Friday to Saturday; turn in starts at 12 PM on Saturday

One Meat- Ribs Contest: Saturday with turn in tentatively schedule for 6 PM (THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY AQUA SPARTAN , LLC)

Contest 2 (all 4 meat categories): Saturday to Sunday; turn in starts at 12 PM on Sunday

BBQ Site Amenities Include:

30' x 40' Lot Space; Water; Electric; Ice, tickets for 2-10 lb bags; Breakfast (Saturday and Sunday Mornings); Access to an Indoor Pool, Showers, & Restrooms; Flat Gravel Location; Easy Access to Walmart and Starbucks; Hotel Discounts Available Or Stay Onsite  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Night (RV Sites are First Come-First Serve) 

To Get Registered for the Event

Fees for entry in EACH daily competition is $200 (if registered before Jan. 1, 2024) OR $225 (if registered after Jan. 1, 2024); NO REFUND AFTER FEB. 1, 2024; Registration Fee for the One Meat - Ribs Contest is $75. Payment MUST accompany registration.

To register go to: and complete your registration. Once registration is submitted, click on "Continue" and you will be redirected to our Online Payment Website. Please select "BBQ Cook Off" for the Payment Type and use the Unique Code "PK24" to complete the payment process online.

To make payment through the US Mail: Complete the registration online at the link above (or print and complete the Application HERE) and then mail your check/money order to: 

City of St. Robert   

194 Eastlawn Avenue, Ste A  

St. Robert, MO 65584

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Hotel Discounts For Participants & Judges

Several hotels in St. Robert are sponsors for this event and provide rate discounts for those participating as competitors as well as judges for the event from March 21 - 24.  Contact information and rates are:

$104 per night 

Candlewood Suites an IHG Hotel   573-451-2500

Comfort Inn by Choice Hotels  573-336-3553

Mainstay Suites by Choice Hotels  573-451-2700

$107 per night

Fairfield by Marriott  573-336-8600

Hampton Inn by Hilton  573-336-3355

Contact the hotels directly for availability and to make reservations.

Tentative Schedule of Supporting Events

Friday, 3/22/24:  5K Color Run - FREE to Participate; 5:30 PM at the Pool

Saturday, 3/23/24: Kids-Que; Free to participate (must pre-register at the Park Department before 3/8/24); 9:30 AM at the Community Center (CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER)

 Saturday, 3/23/24: Kids Activities & Games; 11 AM at the Ball Field

Saturday, 3/23/24: Cornhole Tournament; 11 AM Start in the Stock Barns

Saturday, 3/23/24: Lunch Plates Available, 11 AM in the Community Center

Saturday & Sunday: Silent Auction at the Community Center


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