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Defiance Merchants Assoc. 3rd Annual “Q at the Creek” Oct. 18

The Defiance Merchants Association (DMA) is partnering with the St. Louis BBQ Society to host the 3rd Annual “Q at the Creek” on Sunday, October 18, 2020. The event will be held at Sugar Creek Winery & Vineyards, 125 Boone Country Ln, Defiance, MO.

This backyard BBQ Blast will feature some of the best BBQ teams around. Plan now to come out and watch the masters at work while enjoying BBQ from the DMA, wine, beer, vodka and more from Sugar Creek Winery/Judgment Tree Vodka, and live music (1-5 p.m.) by Terry Beck. The winery opens to the public at 11 a.m.

Contestant set up gets underway at 6:30 a.m. Turn-in time is 1 p.m. for chicken and 1:30 p.m. for ribs. Awards (1st-5th in each class) will be presented at 3 p.m. Each team will get a 10 x 15 site. No carry-in liquor allowed. There will be discounts on beer for contestants. Meat must be unseasoned and kept on ice below 40 degrees. Each team must bring a fire extinguisher and a proper sanitation station. Food prep can begin only after passing meat and safey inspections. Entries that are turned in must contain enough for six samples. Contestants should review event rules at https://stlouisbbqsociety.com/events. Entry fees ($70 per team) should be sent to Defiance Merchants Association, 460 Matt’s Way, Defiance, MO 63341. For questions, contact Brian Peyton, 314-609-8922 or visit www.stlouisbbqsociety.com.

The DMA thanks the following event sponsors for their support: Blondin Professional Real Estate, Frisella’s Nursery, Good News Brewing Company, Historic Missouri Wine Country, Homestead of Defiance, Judgment Tree Vodka, Katy Trail Bike Rental, Klemme Backhoe & Excavation, Manino’s Market, Sunflower Hill Farm, Trish’s Dish’s, Tom Shaw Realty, and X-Pests.