2016 tour dates and scheduled appearances

Each year Burnt Finger BBQ tours the country promoting live fire cooking and the barbecue lifestyle.  We make stops at barbecue competitions, festivals, TV shows, radio stations, retail stores, cooking schools, trade shows and many more.  Join us along the way to experience our authentic “Smokey Kansas City” barbecue! 



Smokin' on Big CreekApril 1st in Pleasant Hill, MO

The Best Dam Barbecue ContestApril 8th in Smithville, MO

Sam's Club BBQ TourApril 29th in Overland Park, KS

Smokin' for GarrettMay 21st in Boonville, IN

Smokin' on the SummitJune 3rd in Lee's Summit, MO

Fire on the Frontier BBQ ClassicJune 10th in Hays, KS

HutchFest BBQ CookoffJuly 1st in Hutchinson, KS

Johnson County BBQ ChallengeJuly 8th in Warrensburg, MO

Racing for the BBQJuly 29th in Lee's Summit, MO

Hillbilly BBQAug. 5th in Laurie, MO

Holy Smoke BBQ ContestAug. 12th in Liberty, MO

BBQ on the RiverAug. 19th in Excelsior Springs, MO

Fire & Ice BBQSept. 9th in Independence, MO

Praise the LardSept 23 in Murphysboro, IL

Cookin' on the KawOct. 7th in De Soto, KS

Fountains Blaze-OffOct. 21st in Independence, MO

American Royal InvitationalOct. 28th in Kansas City, KS

American Royal OpenOct. 29th in Kansas City, KS

      *Schedule is subject to change without notice

Blue Ribbon Bacon FestivalFebruary 20th

Jason and his crew will be returning to Des Moines for the world’s largest bacon festival to serve Bacon Explosion to massive crowds of bacon aficionados. Bacon Explosion has twice been voted “Best Savory Dish” out of all exhibitors featured at the festival.

KCBS Judges TrainingMarch 19th

Burnt Finger BBQ will be preparing their style of barbecue to help certify a new class of competition barbecue judges. The team will be preparing all four categories in a simulated contest environment, including full turn-in boxes.

Cooking Class - Backyard BBQApril 23rd

A Thyme For Everything in Downtown Lee’s Summit will host Jason as he teaches a class of how to prepare mouthwatering barbecue on standard backyard grills, both charcoal and gas. Discussion topics will cover equipment choice/variance, meat selection, fire building, smoke application, temperature control, foil wrapping, doneness monitoring and more. Class will also include live fire smoking demonstrations of country-style ribs, chicken wings/legs, smoked sausage, and Jason’s famous Bacon Explosion.

Smoke 'n Fire DemoMay 28th

Jason will be in the Smoke ‘n Fire demo kitchen to talk barbecue and sample Burnt Finger BBQ’s line of Smokey Kansas City sauces and seasonings.

Be Made DemoJune 10th

Burnt Finger BBQ will be at Be Made in Hays, KS to host a barbecue happy hour with the patrons of their store from 3:30-5:30. We’ll be talking barbecue, serving Bacon Explosion sliders, and sampling Burnt Finger BBQ’s line of Smokey Kansas City sauces and seasonings.

SOLD OUT - Father's Day Brisket ClassJune 18th

A Thyme For Everything in Downtown Lee’s Summit will host Jason as he presents a detailed walk-through of how to produce the perfect barbecue brisket.

Cabo Wabo CookoutJune 24th-25th

Jason will be appearing in the Cabo Wabo event space at the Great Lenexa Barbecue Battle. He will be conducting barbecue demonstrations and providing samples of Cabo Wabo themed barbecue recipes all the while entertaining guests while they enjoy the Cabo Wabo experience.

Pork & Ribs ClassSeptember 3rd

Kick off Labor Day weekend with a pork and ribs class from expert pitmaster Jason Day of Burnt Finger BBQ. We’ll cover all the juicy details of how to take a boston butt pork roast and turn it into mouth watering pulled pork. Attendees will be treated to Carolina-style pulled pork sandwiches topped with coleslaw alongside vinegar and mustard style barbecue sauces. We’ll then turn our attention to preparing the most tender and juicy pork ribs you’ve ever experienced. You’ll learn the differences between spare ribs, St. Louis spare ribs, and baby back ribs, and how to specifically prepare each cut. We’ll round out the day by sharing several of our favorites “next day” recipes to help you use up all those BBQ leftovers: pulled pork chile verde and the foot long rib-wich.

Want to see us in your neck of the woods?

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