The Go BIG Committee is proud to announce the 2021

Go BIG or Go HOME BBQ Bash is scheduled for

May 14th, 15th & 16th.

We invite you to join us for the 8th Annual Mark Marley Go BIG or Go HOME BBQ Bash. This three day event includes a sanctioned Cook Off, Live Music, 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 Fee

(4Meats) -$225 (Day 1), $200 (Day 2)

Celebrate Real Series Pork Chop Ancillary Contest – Free
Steak Cook off – $72
Backyard BBQ Brawl – $50
Cooks Choice/Dessert – $25
Margarita Mix Off – $25
Kid’s Q – $25
Celebrate Real Series Pork Chop Kid’s Q – Free

*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


List of 2021 Winners

Master Series – Overall Scores
Backyard Series – Overall Scores
Master Series Pork – Overall Scores

Contest Rules

Go BIG Event Rules
KCBS Event Rules
KCBS Backyard BBQ Rules
KCBS Steak Rules
KCBS Ancillary Guidelines
Celebrate Real Pork Pork Chop Ancillary Rules
Celebrate Real Pork Kids Que Rules
Signup Form
Payment Form
Schedule of Events


Under 18 – Free
Friday – $10
Cooler – $15
Saturday Night – $25
Service Fee in addition to these prices
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Events Going On

Car Show

Car Show in Memory of Cody Spencer

Doubles Horseshoe Tournament

Sand Volleyball Tournament



Kids’ Corner

Schedule of Events

Featured Bands

Micky and the Motorcars

Cooder Graw

2021 Sponsors

Center Construction

City of Plainview


County Services

Jennifer Marley & Family

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