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Osage City to celebrate autumn with barbecue tailgating party; beer sampling fest

The city of Osage City and the Osage City Chamber of Commerce are planning a fall barbecue contest and beer tasting event, and are inviting everyone in Osage County to the community party on Oct. 5.

The Osage County Tailgate Showdown will feature a barbecue contest of local backyard chefs or tailgating cooks. Teams must be current or past residents of Osage County. The cook’s choice category will allow the competitors to enter their favorite tailgating grub; other categories are best burger and dessert. Turn in times will begin at 12 p.m. Oct. 5. Teams should check in 5-9 p.m. Oct. 4, or make other arrangements. Prize payouts will include: Grand champion, $250; reserve champion, $150; 3 turn-in categories, first place, $150, second place, $100, third place, $50, and best campsite award, $150. Entry fee is $75 per team.

On Saturday evening will be the Taste of Osage County, 5-7 p.m. or until the food runs out. This part of the event will showcase the talents of each Showdown team, which can sell any food items they wish. The public and teams will use BBQ Bucks for food purchases, the same scrip money used during the annual Smoke in the Spring and Taste of Osage City event. Participating teams will receive 90 percent of their BBQ Buck sales. All Tailgate Showdown teams are asked to participate in the Taste of Osage County.

And as if sampling fine barbecue isn’t enough, early evening will feature a beer sampling festival, sponsored by the Osage City Chamber of Commerce. More than 40 craft beer samples are expected to be on site. Patrons age 21 and over will receive a wristband, with a cost of $15 per person. Samples will be offered from 4-6 p.m. Patrons will be required to stay within a designated area while sampling beer.

In conjunction with the beer sampling event, the Chamber is also hosting a Home Brew Contest. For more information, contact Becky Siljenberg at 785-217-7342 or [email protected].

For information about the Osage County Tailgate Showdown, or to register, contact Corey Linton at 785-528-4610 or [email protected].

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