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  • 2015 Grand Champion St. Louis Black Iron BBQ

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

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

***Team registration is NOW open***

Judging applications are still being accepted for the following:
Friday Night Steak Cook off sponsored by Cresco Labs to be held 6-3-16
Lincoln Backyard sponsored by Royal Oak Charcoal to be held 6-4-16
                       Kids' Que sponsored by Woods & Bates Attorneys at Law, Royal Oak Charcoal,
 and Lincoln Dare to be held 6-4-16
Applications for the KCBS portion of our event will be added to a wait list if submitted after 4-10-16

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.

In Kind Advertising Sponsors

Lincoln Daily News Lincoln Courier

Kids' Que Sponsor

Trophy Sponsors

Collision Concepts
Joan M Graue
Harris Hodnett Agency

Refreshment Sponsors

Ribbon Sponsors

Lincoln Rotary Club
Investment Centers - 
   Doug Demay
   Funeral Home
Schneider Chiropractic
Peasley Funeral Homes
Remmington Seed
Pacesetter Financial

Backyard BBQ Sponsor

Friday Night Steak Cookoff

Questions about the upcoming 2016 competition? Contact Us

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