When visiting two of the tent stages at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, one smell overrides everything else.
One of the traditions of the festival is the annual Stagecoach BBQ Cook Off, which has more than a dozen participants cooking their best for cash prizes totaling $40,000.
There are two championships to be won: the Western Rib Championship on Saturday and the Kansas City Barbecue Society California State Championships.
According to press materials the Stagecoach Cook Off was named one of the top 25 barbecue events in the nation by the KCBS tour.
And the festival goers can get in on the action.
From 12-4 p.m. each day and for only $2 people can sample the different offerings provided by the professional barbecue pit masters.
And people are lining up to try the different offerings like tri-tip, chicken, ribs and pork.
There is even grilled pineapple and beans for the vegetarians.
- Timothy Guy