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Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Heads to St. Charles

Public invited to free event as BBQ elite sizzle, shred and smoke in Sept. 29 regional competition

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sam's Club, the official supplier of the Kansas City Barbeque Society, is pleased to bring the Sam's Club National BBQ Tour to the oldest city on the Missouri River, St. Charles. Sam's Club invites the public to 2855 S. Service Road in St. Charles from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 29 for samples of quality meats and produce, grilling tips from nationally renowned BBQ experts and delicious fun. As the only ongoing competitive barbecue contest in the U.S., the Sam's Club National BBQ Tour total prize purse is $500,000 – the largest in the history of competitive barbecue. 


Sam's Club and the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS), with nationally recognized professional barbecue expert and author Troy Black. Black will be on hand at the St. Charles Sam's Club contest to offer demonstrations and grilling tips. With a membership of 20,000 individuals and 7,500 competitive barbecue teams, KCBS is the largest barbecue society in the world.

The St. Louis area is said to consume more barbecue sauce per capita than any other city in the nation[1] so it was appropriately selected as the last regional stop on the National BBQ Tour before the national event. A complete list of teams and judges vying for a spot at nationals at the St. Charles event can be found at http://kcbs.us/sams-club-series.php.


St. Charles residents are invited to support their favorite barbecue teams in the Sam's Club National BBQ Tour:

  • Watch professional barbecue teams from across Southern and Midwestern states compete in four categories - chicken, ribs, pork and brisket - for a chance to win a portion of the grand prize worth $500,000.

  • Meet grilling expert, author of The Big Book of BBQ and media personality Troy Black as he shares barbecue tips on authentic pulled pork, ribs and brisket at numerous times throughout the day;

  • Taste samples and learn tips from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from sponsors and pros for better barbecues in your own backyard; and

  • The event is free and open to the public.


Saturday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.;


Sam's Club, 2855 S. Service Road, St. Charles, Mo.


Sam's Club has the high-quality meats and side dishes to make every backyard griller a winner. You don't have to be an expert to find a great cut of meat at Sam's Club. The Sam's Club National BBQ Tour is an opportunity for barbecue lovers to sample recipes and learn from the nation's best barbecue competitors, right at your local Sam's Club.

The St. Charles competition is the last of five regional events and brings the final group of winning teams together from local qualifying events in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Winners from the five regional events, including the St. Charles contest, will attend the national championship at the hometown of Sam's Club in Bentonville, Ark., on Oct. 13, 2012. For tour dates, recipes, participants and winners, visit SamsClub.com/bbq.

About Sam's Club

Sam's Club®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation's eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members save an average of 34 percent over traditional retailers. To learn more about Savings Made Simple®, visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam's Club on TwitterFacebook and our Mobile and iPad® App.

[1] The Great American Roadtrip, NBC, Season 1, Episode 2


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