Event Info

In addition to a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned competition and Backyard BBQ contest, the City of Lyons Real Squeal Festival will feature food vendors, exhibitors and contestant booths, tons of tasty treats to satisfy every whim, and an incredible lineup of live entertainment.

Friday, October 13 from 9:00am to 9:00pm and Saturday, October 14 from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Friday, Downtown Lyons

Saturday, Partin Park 168 Miot St., Lyons


Free parking is available outside the entrances of the park.

Handicap parking is inside the park.

A shuttle bus will run from Lyons First Baptist to the park every 15-20 minutes.


Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to purchase a ticket to get into the festival?

NO Friday & Saturday are FREE entry!

Can I sample the BBQ competition food?

Public tasting is not offered as part of the BBQ competition, however there will be dozens of vendors (including several cook teams) who will be selling BBQ, and other food and beverages at the festival. Prices will vary among vendors.

Are the inflatables free?
No, pay-to-play inflatables and rock wall.

Kid’s Creative Play and Lowe’s Build and Grow is FREE.

Will there be ATM machines on-site?
No, ATM machines will not be available at the festival.

Will alcohol be sold at the festival?
No. No coolers allowed.

Can I bring my dog to the festival?
No. For the safety and comfort of festival goers, owners are discouraged from bringing their four-legged family members. Many dogs do not respond well to large crowds, loud noises and the heat.

Can I bring my golf cart or other motorized vehicle?

No. Due to the number of people attending the festival, they are not allowed.