City of Laurie, Missouri

Lake of the Ozarks

July 31st and August 1st 2020 

Laurie Hillbilly BBQ Cook-Off, located at the Laurie Fairgrounds, 269 Fairgrounds Rd., Laurie, MO. 65037, between Camdenton and Versailles on Hwy. 5, on the west side of the Lake of the Ozarks. We hope you will be joining us for two fun-filled days. Your Entry Fee includes Friday and Saturday nights. If you have never been to our cook-off you are missing what we think is one of the most beautiful fairgrounds in Missouri. If you would like to come in earlier, we need to know when you will be arriving so we can arrange to have someone there to help you find your assigned location. We also have secure areas where you may leave your smokers and other equipment if you choose to stay longer to enjoy our beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. If you want to be certain to get your same spot back as last year, your entry must be received by July 15, 2019. 
Cash prizes totaling $6775.00 will be awarded to the winners from 1st to 10th place. The Grand Champion will win $1000.00 cash and a banner, Reserve will win $750.00 and a banner and the 1st Reserve will win $500.00 and a banner. A Trophy will be given to the top scoring local team (contestant who lives within a 50-mile radius). 
We will raffle off a free entry for our 2020 contest. Tickets may be purchased at the event for $1.00 each.
“GOOD NEWS” you may sell your BBQ to the public. We are setting up and advertising Friday night as the time for this to happen. If you want to sell, you will need to apply for a Morgan County Food Vendor permit. Please let us know if you need that application package.
The Kid’s Q contest will have 2 age groups - 5-10 and 11-15 years of age. Meat will be supplied to the cooks for the Kid’s Q. Pork chops will be furnished for the cooks in the younger age group with steaks being furnished for cooks in the older age group. Watchers will be at your cook site by 9:15 A.M. with turn in at 10:00 A.M. Adult turn in will begin at 12:00 P.M. for the first (Chicken) category following the KCBS turn in schedule. The awards ceremony for winners of the cash prizes, trophies, ribbons and certificates is scheduled to start at 4:00 P.M. in the Happy Holler.
Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctions our cook-off. KCBS representatives are Ed & Donna Young. ALL KCBS rules apply. The winner of this contest will be invited to go to the American Royal and is entered in the Jack Daniels contest lotto. For more information go to or contact Barbara Wood by phone at 573-374-8776 or by emailing Please ask any questions you might have. Rules will be sent upon receiving a request.
We hope you will join us for our 2019 Bar-B-Que and have a great time!
Barbara Wood, Parks and Events Coordinator