Kansas City's Big 12 Big Q pits contestants from around the league in a showdown for barbecue bragging rights! The Big 12 Big Q takes place in the Hospitality Lot at the northeast corner of 13th & Grand, just north of The College Basketball Experience and Sprint Center. Big 12 Big Q features four competition categories and teams representing each of the 10 universities. Free and open to the public, be a part of the festivities as these barbecue masters battle for their school and the title of Big 12 Big Q Grand Champion!

Public Hours:

Wednesday, March 7th: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 8th: Noon - 6 p.m.
Friday, March 9th: Noon - 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 10th: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Big Q Pregame Bash

Big Q Pregame Bash

Enjoy the ultimate pregame feast across the street from Sprint Center. Load up with an all-you-can-eat mouthwatering BBQ meal, catered in our private hospitality tent, plus drink tickets and private restrooms! It's the perfect way to fuel your fandom before cheering on your school!

Ticket details coming soon!
BBQ & More

BBQ & More

Grab a bit of barbecue and learn the secrets of championship pitmasters at the Big 12 Big Q.

We're cooking up some fantastic activities to keep you going during the championship week!
What to Expect

What to Expect

The Big 12 Big Q is FREE and OPEN to the public!

  • Barbecue samples and competition tips
  • Barbecue available for purchase
  • Massive Mobile LED Screen for entertainment
  • Drink specials, games, lounge and seating areas
  • Cheer on and meet contestants, alumni, and fans from your school
  • Competition


    The Big 12 Big Q is a KCBS sanctioned competition. Competitors will compete in the standard KCBS cookoff categories, which include Chicken, Ribs, Pork and Brisket.

    The competition schedule is still being finalized for 2018!

    Who will be crowned the 2018 Big 12 Big Q Grand Champion?
    More Info

    More Info

    For sponsorship and event info, email us at Big12BigQ@gmail.com