State BBQ championship coming to Vermillion Vermillion has been granted a sanction from the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) to hold the South Dakota State Barbeque Championship. The contest will be held in conjunction with the annual Ribs, Rods, and Rockâ�?�?n Roll celebration in downtown Vermillion on�? Sept. 5 and 6. The contestants will vie for�? over $5,000 in prize money competing in�? several categories including ribs, chicken, pork butt and brisket. The winner will also gain an automatic bid to compete in the KCBS national championship.�? The KCBS, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque, is the worldâ�?�?s largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts with over 8,000 members worldwide. KCBS sanctions almost 300 barbeque contests coast-to-coast throughout America.�? Along with the BBQ Championship, the two day Ribs, Rods and Rockâ�?�?n Roll celebration�? will feature a music fest with as many as 8 live bands, a classic car show, a motorcycle fun run, a beer garden, and a variety of vendors including many local favorites as well as national names in Famous Daveâ�?�?s and Jack Linkâ�?�?s.�? Festivities begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5 with a Ribfest style barbeque.�? Live�? music begins�? at 5 p.m.�? Rock powerhouse Judd Hoos will be the feature act for a street dance Friday evening. Saturdayâ�?�?s activities will begin at 9 a.m. with the Motorcycle Fun Run registration and rib vending beginning at 10 a.m. Peopleâ�?�?s Choice Barbeque judging starts at 2 p.m. with the awards ceremony at 4 p.m.�? Saturdayâ�?�?s activities will�? include many family friendly activities. To register for this event or if you need additional information log on to www.sdbbqchampionship.com or call the Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company at 624-5571.