Our local area chamber of commerce host a bbq fest every year. This year is the 13th year and it has become a sanctioned event. This has always been just backyard type people and don't know how many big names will show up cause they just announced last week that it was going to be sanctioned. Any Brothers that might want to enter this event can get more info here http://www.capechamber.com/event.aspx
Cape Girardeau is about 120 miles south of St. Louis. Entry fee will be $200.00.