The 21st annual Laurie Hillbilly BBQ Cookoff will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3 at the Laurie Fairgrounds. The theme is “Pork in the Park.”

The 21st annual Laurie Hillbilly BBQ Cookoff will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3 at the Laurie Fairgrounds. The theme is “Pork in the Park.”

Last year there were 55 teams competing from seven states with 14 kids in the Kids-Q.

The contest is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. The Kid's Q contest is open to two age groups: 5-10 and 11-15.

Cash prizes total $7,225.

An apron with 100 $1 dollar bills on it that will be raffled off. Tickets will be sold at the event for $1 each.

On Friday night there is a chicken wing dinner. A cook shack will be open to the public.

The awards ceremony is Saturday around 4 p.m.