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BBQ Contest. Art Festival.

July 7 & 8, 2023


Arts on Grand, Clay County Fair & Event Center and Spencer Radio Group hosted its 1st Annual Art of the Que, BBQ Contest and Art Festival. This event benefited both non-profit organizations, along with artists and service groups. This was Arts on Grand’s primary fundraiser for 2023.

2023 Activity Schedule


FRIDAY 

2:00 PM                         Gates Open for Public

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM        Art and Commercial Exhibitors Open

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM        Smoky Mountain Central Railroad Open

2:00 PM                         Beer Garden Open

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM        Food Vendors Open

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM        People's Choice Wings Contest      

5:00 PM                        Scott Kirkart on Stage

6:15 PM                        Chad Elliot on Stage

7:30 PM                        BBQ Contest Awards and Results

8:00 PM                         Jeremy Dewall Band on Stage

SATURDAY

11:00 AM                       Gates Open for Public

11:00 AM – 8:00 PM      Food Vendors Open

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM      Art and Commercial Exhibitors Open

11:00 AM – 10:30 PM    Beer Garden Open

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM      Smoky Mountain Central Railroad Open for Viewing

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM      Face Painting Available

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM      Big Iron Car Show

TBD                               Jaycees Bags Tournament

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM      Inflatables Open

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM        BBQ Contest Results and Awards

5:00 PM                         Jesse Wilson on Stage

6:45 PM                        Stampeding River Caterpillars on Stage

8:15 PM                        Rock & Roll Damnnation on Stage

Congrats to our BBQ contest winners!

MASTERS TEAM WINNERS
Grand Champion: Hot Daddy's BBQ
Reserve Champion: Last Call Heroes BBQ
3rd Place Masters: Rum N' Smoke BBQ
BACKYARD TEAM WINNERS
Grand Champion: Dawg's BBQ
Reserve Champion: Furlong's BBQ
3rd Place Backyard: Smokin' Suckers
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Brought to you by:

1 Arts on Grand
2 Clay County Fair
3 Spencer Radio Group
5 City of Spencer
6 KCBS

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Events Schedule

Time Event
Thursday
8:00 am Gates OPEN for BBQ Teams
5:00 pm Masters Team Meeting (Subject to Change)
Friday
TURN IN TIME 7:00 pm Wings
7:30 pm Corn Sidedish - People's Choice
LIVE MUSIC made possible by the Clay County Community Foundation & Lillian Swanson Memorial Arts Fund Weary Ramblers | Scott Kirkhart | Jeremy Dewall
Saturday
8:00 am BBQ Team Breakfast
9:00 am Backyard Team Meeting
TURN IN TIME 12:00 pm Master's Chicken
TURN IN TIME 12:30 pm Master's Ribs
TURN IN TIME 1:00 pm Master's Boston Butt
TURN IN TIME 1:30 pm Master's Brisket
TURN IN TIME 2:00 pm Backyard Chicken
TURN IN TIME 2:30 pm Backyard Ribs
SPONSORED FEATURED EVENT Bag Tournament
LIVE MUSIC made possible by the Clay County Community Foundation & Lillian Swanson Memorial Arts Fund Jesse Wilson | Stampeding River Caterpillars | Rock n Roll Damnation

Accomodations

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
916 13th St SW
Spencer, IA 51301
Phone: (712) 580-2200
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Reston Inn & Suites
Reston Inn & Suites
10 11th St SE
Spencer, IA 51301
Phone: (712) 580-4077
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Flamin' Sponsor $2,500+


Smokin' Sponsor $1,000+


Grillin' Sponsor $500+

 Farmers Bank
After 5 Kiwanis
Daybreakers Kiwanis
Modern Woodmen
Thrivent

Cookin' Sponsor $100+

 Community Insurance
 Midwest Land Management
Arnold Motor Supply
Christensen Feed Lot
Cookies
Fareway
First Federal Credit Union
Kruse Natural Stone & Tile
Megan Roth
Snapper's
The Cutting Edge
The Royal Telephone Co.
Town & Country Disposal

Product Donation

 O'Reilly Auto Parts
Century Farms
Clay Co. Pork Producers
Coca-Cola
Family First Dental
Galen's Pro Mow
Lyle McKenzie
Milford Ace Hardware
Rack Shack BBQ
South Spirit Lake Ace Hardware
Tom Olin
Walmart