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BBQ on the Bow is an annual Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS)  sanctioned BBQ Competition and outdoor festival taking place at the Montgomery Community Association (Shouldice Park) during Labour Day long week (September 5 – 6, 2020).  The mission is to spread the love, passion and joy for “southern style” BBQ  while simultaneously  celebrating and promoting local products, businesses and musicians.  BBQ on the Bow is free to attend and aims to provide something for all ages. 


Dates: September 5th – 6th, 2020

Location:  Montgomery Community Association / Shouldice Park (5003 16 Ave NW, Calgary)


  • KCBS BBQ Competition (to enter as a competitor the online registration must be complete and $250 entry fee is required prior to the event. (Click here for more information)
  • Kids Q BBQ Competition (Kids Q registration must be completed online prior to the event and must be associated with a registered BBQ team.) (Click here for more information)

Food Demonstrations

o   A variety of local food vendors/ bbq competitors will be teaching their secret recipes

Interact with BBQ Competitors

o   Learn more about the craft

o   Get tips and advice

Live Music

o   September 5, 2020, 11am – 7:30pm

o   September 6, 2020, 11am – 5:00pm

*30 minute breaks between acts. See artists page for more details.

Beer Gardens

o   Open Saturday, September 5, 2020  11am – 8:30pm

o   Open Sunday, September 6, 2020 11am  – 6:30pm

Kids Zone

o   Children’s Playground

o   Face painting

*hours to be listed on website closer to event

Food Trucks

o   Opportunity to purchase from BBQ food trucks and variety of other local vendors


o   A variety of companies will be on site selling merchandise

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