CBCA Clayton BBQ & Brews Festival

August 26-27, 2023

Saturday, August 26th from 11am – 6pm
Sunday, August 27th from 11am – 5pm

Join us for the 12th Annual Clayton BBQ & Brews Festival, a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event.

This year’s festival will feature a 4-meat competition (chicken, pork ribs, pork shoulder, and brisket) as more than 40 BBQ Masters and backyard chefs face off to take home over $10,000.00 in prize monies.  

The festival takes place on August 26th and 27th, 2023, with Pro Pitmasters and Backyard Chefs competitions, food vendors, local craft beer, live music and more.

Expanding into a 2-day festival will bring more Vendors, more food booths, including KCBS Competitors selling their products to the public, expanded beer selection, live music and more.

Don’t miss this tasty event as historic Clayton is transformed into a BBQ paradise.

Presented by the Clayton Business and Community Association and sanctioned by The Kansas City Barbeque Society.

KCBS Competitors have to enter all 4 meats (chicken, pork ribs, pork shoulder, and brisket). For the first time, KCBS Teams can vend to the public.  Our Backyard Competitors will cook and enter chicken and ribs, only. More details and sign up forms will be available in the coming weeks.

Note: Teams needing power should bring their own generator!


Thank you to the top level sponsors for 2022

Local Craft Beer Garden 2022

Canyon Club Brewery

Del Cielo Brewing Co.

Epidemic Ales

Five Suns Brewing

Four Legs Brewing

Oakland United Beerworks

Original Pattern Brewing

Side Gate Brewery

Sonoma Springs Brewing Co.

Clayton BBQ Cookoff Prizes 2022

KCBS Pro Pitmasters Prizes

This is a four meat competition. Kansas City Barbeque Society Pro Pitmaster contestants must cook all four meats (chicken, ribs, pork shoulder, and brisket) with a chance to cash plus trophies.



Backyard BBQ’ers Prizes

This is a two meat competition that takes place: TBA 2023. Backyard BBQ’ers will cook chicken and ribs to compete for a chance to win up to $700 plus trophies.

• Limited Disabled Parking at Endeavor Hall (1 block from festival)
• Lot behind Library – 0.3 Miles
• Mt Diablo Elementary School (Staff Parking Lot on south side) – 0.4 Miles
• Diablo View Middle School – 1.1 miles
• Clayton Community Park – 1.3 miles
• Near County Connection Bus Stop – Corner of Clayton Road & Mitchell Canyon
• Endeavor Hall Parking Lot – Corner of Center Street & Diablo Street
• Event Entrance: Drop Off/Pick – Corner of Center Street/Morris Street
• Event Entrance: Drop Off/Pick – Corner of Center Street/Marsh Creek Road
• Diablo View Middle School Parking Lot – Clayton Road (Traffic Signal) / Marsh Creek Road
• Clayton Community Park (Lower Baseball Field) – Corner of Marsh Creek Road / Regency Drive
Lyft/Uber – Set either location for drop off
• Clayton Post Office – 6150 Center Street
• Clayton Library – 6125 Clayton Road


Would you like to be a vendor at the CBCA Clayton BBQ & Brews Festival? Click the button below to apply!

PLEASE NOTE: We are not yet accepting Food Vendor applications for the 2023 CBCA Clayton BBQ & Brews Festival

Want to Become a Sponsor?

Want to sponsor the CBCA Clayton BBQ & Brews Festival? Click the button below to apply as a sponsor!

Sponsor Tiers:

Bronze Sponsor ($250)

  • Logo/Name on T-Shirts

Silver Sponsor ($500)

  • Placement of your company logo on Banners & T-Shirts.
  • Social Media recognition.

Gold Sponsor ($1,000)

  • Name included as part of the main stage Master of Ceremonies announcements.
  • Special event recognition prior to awards ceremony.
  • A prime location vendor space with 10’x10′ EZ-up, 8′ table with chairs.
  • Photo opportunity with favorite team competing.
  • Logo on KCBS website & CBBQA (California Barbeque Association) website.
  • Social Media recognition.
  • Company logo on T-Shirts.
  • Company logo on banner.

Exclusive Banner Sponsor ($2,000)
We are offering naming opportunities. (1) sponsor for the Beer Garden and sponsors for each of two Vendor and Ticket sales areas.

  • Special banner in designated area.
  • Listed on maps throughout the event.
  • All benefits of Gold Package.

Platinum Sponsor ($2,500)

  • Live mentions during the event.
  • All benefits of Gold Package.

Presenting Sponsor ($5,000)

  • Your company name listed as a “Presented By” Sponsor.
  • All benefits of Platinum Package.


Volunteers are needed for the 2023 CBCA Clayton BBQ & Brews Festival!

Want to help? Click the button below to register as a volunteer! Thank you very much for your help!