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Grand/Reserve Champion

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  • 2015 Grand Champion St. Louis Black Iron BBQ

  • 2015 Reserve Grand Champion The Chilly Water Smokers

  • 2015 Backyard Champion... Mike Prince of Get Sauced BBQ

  • Thank you Royal Oak for your continual support of the KCBS, Backyard, and Kids Q events at our contest.

  • The Team that makes it happen...Thanks to the members of the Lincoln BBQ Comittee that help make Up in Smoke on the Square what is it today!

  • 2015 Kid's Q Champions Trent Butterfield and Tanner Strampp of Team Red, White and BBQ

Up in Smoke on the Square will be held June 3rd and 4th, 2016.

***Team & judges registration is NOW open***

Please click the "Competitors" tab above to submit your applicaion to earn your share of $15,000 in cash and prizes!

Please click the Judges tab above to register to judge the KCBS competition Saturday June 4th.

We are looking forward to another great year of competition BBQ in historic downtown Lincoln, IL.
None of this would be possible without the support of our sponsors and the competitors we've had cook with us.

Thanks to each and eveyone of you for helping make this one of the best KCBS events in the country!

Congratulations to St. Louis Black Iron BBQ for earning top honors as the

2015 Grand Champion

in the 5th Annual Up In Smoke on the Square.  Congratulations also to The Chilly Water Smokers for earning the 2015 Reserve Grand Champion title in this year's event.

With more than 50 teams competing for the second highest paying purse in Illinois, we once again enjoyed a fun weekend with everyone And YES ... we enjoyed giving out $15,000 in cash and prizes! Be sure to check out the Results page for this year's winners in each of the individual categories. Also be sure to check back here often as we post more pictures and results from this year's event.

Category Sponsors

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BBQ Bucks Sponsors

Woods & Bates Attys at Law
    Bill Bates & Blinn Bates 

Trophy Sponsors

Collision Concepts
Joan M Graue

Refreshment Sponsors

Ribbon Sponsors

Investment Centers - 
   Doug Demay
Lincoln Dare
Lincoln Rotary
   Funeral Home
Schneider Chiropractic
Peasley Funeral Homes
Kevin & Judy Smith

Backyard BBQ Sponsor

Kids Que Sponsors

Woods & Bates Attys at Law
    Bill Bates & Blinn Bates 

Questions about the upcoming 2016 competition? Contact Us

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