The Pearl City Picnic

Pearl City Picnic Registration
Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Discovery Park
3300 Cedar Street, Muscatine, Iowa

The Pearl City Picnic is the the unofficial kickoff to summer!

Barbeque lovers, foodies, and those longing for summer rejoice! Join us as we begin summer with the hottest grilling event the area has to offer! Food, music, and fun for people of all ages, that’s the Pearl City Picnic!

The Pearl City Picnic is a barbeque contest sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and hosted by Senior Resources in Muscatine, Iowa.

The purpose of the Pearl City Picnic is to raise funds to provide services for impoverished senior citizens in our area. All funds go to programs at Senior Resources that assist senior citizens in-need in our community. Examples of services include Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Services, Insurance Help, Snow Removal/Lawn Care, Home Repair Projects.

The Pearl City Picnic takes place at Discovery Park in Muscatine, Iowa. 3300 Cedar St., Muscatine, IA 52761. This 85 acre park has something for everyone! 1.5 miles of surfaced trails, 2 miles of primitive trails, two stocked fishing ponds, an arboretum and the Discovery Center/Learning Center for kids and adults alike!

We have set the date for May 14, 2016. We will have more information as the contest develops. Keep checking in and watch our website, Facebook page and Twitter feed for more information.

BBQ Contest Information

  • Over $5,000 in prizes!
  • Four (4) different prize categories including Best Sauce, Best Chicken, Best Pork Ribs, and People’s Choice!
  • $100 fee allows you to compete in any or all of the categories.
  • Please bring your own materials: Meat, grill, lawn chairs, coolers, tables, etc.

2016 Pearl City Picnic Registration Form
BBQ Contest Rules

Registration forms can also be picked up at:
1808 Mulberry Avenue, Muscatine, Iowa

For more information, call (563) 263-7292 or email us at

If you do not wish to register for the picnic, but would like to donate to Senior Resources, please visit our Donation Page.

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Event Dates

5/14/2016 – 5/14/2016

Admission Fee (if any)

Admission to the event is free. People’s Choice tickets will be available to purchase at the event. The tickets will allow you to sample the barbeque and vote on your favorite.

Accessibility Notes

The contest area is handicap accessible. There is handicap parking available.

Pet Friendly Notes

Animals are allowed in the park.

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