The dream for a local barbecue competition started with Event Chairman, Ron Lieske.  Ron, along with his wife, visited several county fairs and BBQ competitions across the state of Nebraska. What they found was much more than just BBQ - they found good food, great people and atmosphere worth recreating.


After teaming up with the Kansas City Barbecue Society, the duo crafted an exciting Calendar of Events and is excited about the opportunity to host a BBQ competition in Central Nebraska. Hoping for a successful year, the duo is already looking to the future.  The Kearney BBQ on the Bricks will be an annual gathering - one you won't want to miss!

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Kearney is located in the heart of Nebraska. Centrally located, you can easily get to us from any area in the state. Here's a map, but if you get lost, just give us a call and we'll tell you how to get here. 

Kearney bbq on the bricks


Our vendor space is on a first come, first served basis. If you have questions regarding the event, don't hesitate to drop us a line.  We'll get your questions answered and get you on your way to participating in this can't miss event!

megan colling

Event Co-Chair

ron lieske

Event Chairman 

Our Team