Friday, Saturday & Sunday May 15th, 16th & 17th 2020

Running Water Draw Regional Park (Kidsville), 3400 W. 4th Street

We invite you to join us for the 7th Annual Mark Marley Go BIG or Go HOME BBQ Bash. This three day event includes a sanctioned Cook Off, live music including Casey Donahew, Shooter Jennings and more, Car Show, Vendor Booths, Horseshoe Tournament, Kid’s Area and a Volleyball Tournament.

The Cook-Off is associated with the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) and Grand Champion qualifies for American Royal Invitational in KS, MO and a chance at Jack Daniels Invitational. KCBS is the world’s largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts with over 20,000 members worldwide. KCBS sanctions over 500 barbeque contests worldwide. From volunteering to actual event production, our members also offer assistance to civic and charitable organizations who organize events.

The Bash is named in honor of Mark Marley, a longtime Plainview resident who spent his free time cooking for various fundraising events. Unfortunately Marley lost his life way too early to cancer and proceeds raised from this event go to the fight against cancer. We are proud to honor his legacy of community activism with an event he enjoyed doing – cooking.

Dallas Marley (Mark’s Son)

BBQ Contestants

Entry Fees

KCBS BBQ Cook Off (4Meats) -$225 (Day 1), $200 (Day 2)

Steak Cook off – $75
Backyard BBQ Brawl – $50
Cooks Choice/Dessert – $25
Bloody Mary Mix Off – $25
Margarita Mix Off – $25
Kid’s Q – $25

*Meats: Chicken, pork ribs, pork, brisket
* All 4 Meats Must Be Entered To Qualify For Grand Champion
*Grand Champion Qualifies for American Royal Invitational
* Grand Champion Qualifies for a chance At Jack Daniels Invitational


Signup Form
Payment Form
KCBS Event Rules


$15 Cooler
$10 – Under 12
$15 – Over 12 Friday Night
$20 – Over 12 Saturday Night
Service Fee in addition to these prices
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Events Going On

Car Show

Car Show in Memory of Glen Rogers

Doubles Horseshoe Tournament

Sand Volleyball Tournament


Kids’ Corner

Featured Bands


  • The Cover Hogs
  • The Lawless


  • Casey Donahew
  • Shooter Jennings
  • Jason Nutt & Hwy 70
  • Chris Colston
  • The Cover Hogs
  • Tanner Lane

2019 Sponsors

Animal Clinic


Center Construction

City of Plainview


County Services

Happy State Bank

Jennifer Marley & Family

Plains Land Bank

TX Car Worx

Xcel Energy

If you are interested in being a Go BIG sponsor, please contact RaeAnne King at 806.292.3288 or

The Dirty Details

Cooks – All cooks will need to enter the park on the West entrance. Please note that the frontage road is one-way heading north.
All Others – The Main gate is located on the eastside of the park.

Public parking will be allowed east of the main gate entrance. No parking in the YMCA parking lot is allowed but the dirt lot and street around it are permissible. There is no charge for parking.

Cooks – All cooks will need to enter the park on the West entrance. Please note that the frontage road is one-way heading north.

All Others – The Main gate is located on the eastside of the park.

No glass bottles are allowed. Can and plastic (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) are allowed.

There is no minimum/maximum requirements for a cooler. However, each cooler will be charged separately.

We encourage you to bring lawn chairs, blankets or similar items.

As much as possible, the event will go on. If inclement weather does become an issue, the Go BIG committee will make a decision and notify participants via stage announcements.

Golf Carts/ATV are allowed for cooks only. All other golf carts/ATV are for Go BIG committee members and City officials. NO ONE under 18 is allowed to drive a golf cart/ATV without permission from the Go BIG Executive Committee.


Have any additional questions? Contact one of the event coordinators to get your questions answered.

Questions Regarding Cooks

Questions Regarding Anything Else