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Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Championship

October 13, 2011

The Inaugural Sam’s Club BBQ Tour National Championship this weekend and barbeque fans from all across the region are making plans to attend this MUST SEE event!

A journey that started for some teams back in early April is now building to a climax that is almost unbearable!  The Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour is largest and richest competition series in barbeque history and the entire season’s worth of excitement is going to be capped-off with the crowning of a National Champion.  History will be made in Bentonville, Arkansas on October 15th.

On the ground Saturday at the National Championship, Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour partners will be sampling out a number of great products and foods.  Tyson will be sampling their famous chicken wings and Cavanaugh will be doing the same with their savory sausages.  In addition to sampling, there will be fun games, a wing eating contest and chicken dance competition to name a few!  Bush’s Best will be sampling Bush’s beans and on-site will be the famous Bush’s mascot dog, Duke!  Coke Zero will be in attendance and quenching people’s thirst while Jennie O and the National Pork Association entertain all the fans.  Be sure to check out Kingsford and KC Masterpiece who will be sampling food and bringing their famous KC Masterpiece BBQ Pit Wagon.  Cargill, New Zealand Lamb and Sadler’s Smokehouse will all be sampling their meats to hungry attendees!

Of course there will be cooking demonstrations that ALWAYS entertain and educate! Troy Black, who has been with the Sam's Club National BBQ Tour all season, will be there putting on a show for the crowd starting at 2 PM. In addition, the Great American BBQ Tour's Mike Peters will be onsite with his famous demonstrations, as well as the American Grillmaster Experience's Michael Mcdearman will be there educating and entertaining. A HUGE lineup of great demo masters all with their own personal styles that are sure to please the crowd in attendance.

All season the American Grillmaster Experience has partnered with the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour and the National Championship event is no different. The American Grillmaster Experience and partners Bull Outdoor and the Beef Checkoff are sure to make their mark known with the American Grillmaster Challenge portion of the National Championship competition.  The American Grillmaster Challenge will take place at 3:30PM on Saturday, and will feature teams going head-to-head using Beef Tri-Tip! 

The entire Saturday event is free to the public so join us starting at 11 AM, at the Sam’s Club headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas to witness history being made, as one team will walk away with the title of National Champion and a check for $35,000!

What: Inaugural Sam's Club® National BBQ Tour Championship
Where: 2101 S.E. Simple Savings Dr., Bentonville, AR 72716  Click for Map
When: Saturday, October 15
Time: 11am-5pm

For live updates from Bentonville check out the KCBS Twitter page at www.twitter.com/KCBBQSOCIETY or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KansasCityBarbequeSociety

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