I just found out that tomorrow (Saturday, June 23), downtown Apex is hosting a new BBQ event. The "Peak City Pig Fest" will feature official BBQ judgings under the auspices of the Kansas City Barbecue Society.
Full details are online at http://www.peakcitypigfest.com/
Entertainment and slow smokin' starts Friday night. Saturday will include things such as music acts and pig races along with judging in several food categories.
The website says they are expecting 10,000 people on that little stretch of downtown Salem Street. For the life of me, I can't figure out how they plan to handle that kind of crowd size in terms of parking, portapotties, and simple access to vendors! But in case you want to brave the crowds, please report back.