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The Real Squeal: Lyons Barbeque & Music Festival

by Alexa Carter Britton

October 3-- Lyons Better Hometown is hosting its 3rd annual Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned barbeque cook-off October 12th & 13th in Lyons.

"The Real Squeal" Lyons Barbeque & Music Festival consists of two barbeque contests, amateur and professional.  The local amateur contest is Friday October 12th in downtown Lyons along with the Squealin’ Cruise-In, Street Dance with music by The Georgia Rhythm Band, and to cap off the evening, a fireworks display at 9:30.  See the Car Show in downtown Lyons on Saturday from 9am to 2pm.

The professional teams compete in Partin Park on Saturday October 13th where there will be many other festival events including music by Damon and the Shotkickers and the Eric Culberson Band,  a kid’s creative play area, an Indian Artifact Show and Primitive Skills Demonstrations, People’s Choice barbeque tasting, an Artisan Show,  Car Show, Corn Hole Tournament and Outdoor Expo. 

New events located outside the park on Saturday are the 1st Annual Trap & Skeet Shootout at the Quint Shrine Club and the RazorBack Mud Run. For more information on rules, fees, tickets and other activities call the Lyons Better Hometown office at 912-526-6445 or go to,