The Surprise BBQ Festival was Saturday at the Surprise Recreation Center. The competition was sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and offered $10,000 in prize money.
More than 30 competitors offered their best recipes on select cuts of meat and served them up to judges.
Visitors could pay $2 to sample some of the barbecue until the competitors ran out of food.
Bands offered music, and a kids area offered family fun.