Franklin’s Mountain High BBQ festival offers shot at state title

Franklin will be hopping with all things barbecue at the Mountain High Barbecue Festival and Car Show on August 12 and 13 at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center. The two-day event features barbecue teams from all over the country. Sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society, winners claim a state barbecue championship.

Saturday will feature the professional and backyard competitions, along with the “Tastin’ Tent” at 3 p.m. where a $5 ticket will buy 10 two-ounce cups of barbecue pork from 10 different teams. Tickets for the “Tastin’ Tent” are limited and on sale at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce

In addition to the barbecue and festival foods for purchase, crafts and retail vendors, there will be a car show, natural beauty pageant and a cornhole tournament. The Dallas Reese Band will entertain with classic rock.  

This pageant is for girls ages birth to 16 years old and will be held at 1 p.m. The attire is a casual country/western look, and every contestant will be recognized on stage and will receive a trophy. “Miss Mountain High BBQ Festival” will receive a sash, crown, 2 foot trophy and, of course, the title.

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