2019 Silver Lake Sand Dunes Apple & BBQ Festival

Kick off fall this September at the Annual Apple & BBQ Festival!  Located at the Golden Township Park at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes on Silver Lake Road, this exciting two-day festival takes place outdoors on Friday, September 13th and continues through to Saturday, September 14th with a culmination of live entertainment and awards.

The festival’s main event is amateur and professional cookers battling it out for bragging rights and top prizes.  The professional competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, and the winner of this competition gets an automatic bid to the national competition in Kansas City.

This one-of-a-kind fall festival will also feature live music from Olivia & The Aquatic Troupe on Friday night and Joe Johnson & The Bluebacks on Saturday.  During the evening on Friday, treat yourself to a glass of beer or wine from the beer tent while experiencing great entertainment and tasty food.  New for 2019, all food & beverage purchases will be cash only as tickets will no longer be offered.  On Saturday, enjoy all the vehicles featured in the Classic Auto & ORV Show, fresh produce & craft vendors, kids’ activities, apple pie contest, apple a day 5K fun run/walk, delicious food, a beer tent, and much more.

With the festival’s wide variety of offerings, there is certainly something to please everyone in the family!  Enjoy the area, entertainment, and food and know that a portion of the proceeds will help fund local charities in the Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area.  For more information, call 231.873.2247 or visit