To experience the delicious madness that IS competitive BBQ, the Backyard Competition is your chance!

The 9th annual Lincoln Backyard Competition will be held on August 26-27, 2022. (Friday & Saturday).

All the details are worked out and we’re looking forward to another great year of BBQ! There are more events connected with the Up In Smoke On The Square Backyard BBQ Competition again this year! Dock Dogs will be back, food vendors, drinks, art show, local shops around the historic downtown Lincoln square, and this year we’re adding inflatables and games provided by Open Arms Christian Fellowship… and of course the famous Balloons Over 66! Don’t miss out on a fun weekend for the entire family!

Event Detail

With $3,000 cash prizes, here is the category allotment:

  • Grand Champion will win $600
  • Reserve Champion will win $400
  • 1st place in each category will win $300
  • 2nd place in each category will win $200
  • 3rd place in each category will win $150
  • 4th place in each category will win $125
  • 5th place in each category will win $100
  • 6th place in each category will win $75
  • 7th place in each category will win $50

Please mail your entry form and $50 check to:

Up In Smoke On The Square- 128 Portland Place, Lincoln, IL 62656

For questions, call: Kevin 217-737-1957 or Josh 217-871-7126


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
2021 BACKYARD BBQ WINNERS!

Chicken
10th-Dead End BBQ
9th- Smokin’ Walders
8th- DanDy BBQ
7th- TB’s Pork and Smoke
6th- 309 BBQ
5th- Firehouse 51
4th- Gettin’ Piggy With It
3rd- Up From The Pitts BBQ
2nd- Your Smokers Extended Warranty
1st- Ruby Creek BBQ

Ribs
10th- Firehouse 51
9th- Doc’s Rib Shack
8th- Sugar Creek BBQ
7th- Basso Brothers
6th- Your Smokers Extended Warranty
5th- Ruby Creek BBQ
4th- Gettin’ Piggy With It
3rd- Smokin’ Walders
2nd- 309 BBQ
1st- Up From The Pitts BBQ

Reserve Grand Champion- Ruby Creek BBQ

2021 Up in Smoke on the Square Grand Champion- Up From The Pitts BBQ

Congratulations to all of you! See you all again in 2022!