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April 15, 2019St. Joseph, MO |  By: Kramer Sansone

13th Annual Apple Blossom BBQ Contest and Parade to be May 3rd and 4th

The 13th annual Apple Blossom Barbecue Contest is less than a month away and plans are underway to make the event another success for St. Joseph. St. Joseph Community Branding, or the "Made with Uncommon Character" Campaign, is leading the Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event for the second time. Director of Communications and Marketing Kristi Bailey says the barbecue contest brings in competitors from around the region.

"On Friday night May 3rd while the competition is going on, we're going to have live music.  Our 80's cover band, Blue Oyster Culture Club, will play Friday night and entertain the crowd.  There's going to be pop-up shops and food vendors so people to come and eat and shop and enjoy the nice May weather.  On Saturday is the annual Apple Blossom Parade."

There are a few spots open if a team is wanting to join the barbecue contest visit