Dadfest 2018

Celebrate the dads in your life with a car show, food trucks, family games, an exotic animal petting zoo, inflatables, an obstacle course, and a BBQ contest. Invite all the guys that have made a positive impact in your life to the North Campus for Vineyard Church’s third annual Dadfest on Sunday, June 17. All activities are free, except the BBQ contest and food trucks.

Join us at the North Campus on Sunday, June 17 from 9-3 p.m. for Dadfest

Dadfest Activities

14th Annual Classic Car Show 

Don’t miss the classic cars, trucks, & motorcycles that make up Kansas City’s largest FREE car show on Father’s Day (June 17). Car show starts at 8 a.m. and awards are presented by 1 p.m.

Be in the car show – Register your car by June 1 or walk-up registration is available at Dadfest.

Register for the car show

Car Show Schedule:

Activities start – 8 a.m.

Registration closes – 11 a.m.

Voting ballots must be turned in by 11:30 a.m.

Awards presented at 1 p.m.

Dadfest BBQ Cookoff

(KCBS Backyard Division)

Are you a BBQ master? Prove it at Dadfest’s BBQ cookoff. There is a $50 entry fee for one meat category (chicken or ribs) or $75 for both meat categories (max 20 teams).

Register for the BBQ cookoff

BBQ Cookoff Schedule

Contestant check-in – 6-7:30 am

Meat inspections – 6 & 7:30 am

Cooks meeting – 9 am

Chicken turn-in – 2 pm

Ribs turn-in – 2:30 pm

Awards ceremony – 4 pm


Grand Champion- $500 plus ribbon

Reserve Champion- $300 plus ribbon

Chicken Category:

1st place – $200 plus ribbon

2nd place- $150 plus ribbon

3rd place – $125 plus ribbon

4th place – $75

5th place – $50

Rib Category

1st place – $200 plus ribbon

2nd place- $150 plus ribbon

3rd place – $125 plus ribbon

4th place – $75

5th place – $50

You must enter both chicken and rib categories to qualify for Grand Champion and Reserve Champion prizes. Read about prizes, rules, and KCBS rules here.

Food Trucks 

Bring a few dollars to grab lunch or a snack at one of the various local food trucks at Dadfest.


Games & attractions for kids of all ages

Inflatables, obstacle course, exotic petting zoo, music, and tons more. Enjoy FREE* Father’s Day for the whole family at Dadfest.

*All Dadfest activities are free except the BBQ contest and food trucks


If you’ve committed to following Jesus, baptism is a celebration and an external sign of your decision. Get baptized at Dadfest. Baptisms start at 3 p.m. on June 17 at the North Campus.

Baptism class is required and offered at 2 p.m. at the North Campus. Adults will meet in the East Auditorium and children under 12 will meet in Room 137 for baptism class.

Sign up to be baptized