Saluting With Smoke

    Join us for a BBQ series of friendship as we celebrate Veterans by Saluting With Smoke! 


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    Saluting With Smoke 

    The Series 

    Save The Dates!

    Do you have what it takes to complete the toughest BBQ Mission on the planet?
    4 days of competition, 11 individual categories, over $23,000 in prizes.
    3 unique event formats: Steak Cook off, KCBS Master Series, KCBS Competitor Series, all with a Veteran, to prevent Veteran Suicide. 
    Compete in all three events, PLUS all Ancillary categories for a chance to be named the Saluting With Smoke 2020 Series Overall Grand Champion. 
    More details, prize purse, and registration announced in February 2020 


    Double Steak 

    Yorkville, IL

    June 13

    SCA Double Steak Cookoff 
    Ancillary Burger Challenge
    Friday Load in available with overnight camping
    Friday Night BBQ Dinner
    Saturday Night Steak Fry


    Master Series

    Forreston, IL

    July 31 - August 1

    KCBS Single Contest  (Chicken, Ribs, Pork, Brisket)
    Ancillary- Anything Goes - Red, White, & Blue 
    Friday Night Dinner Ticket
    Saturday Night BBQ Party 


    Competitor Series

    Yorkville, IL

    November 7

    KCBS Competitor Series
    Chicken, Ribs, Anything Goes, MRE Challenge 
    Bloody Mary Bar
    Breakfast Buffet
    Veterans Salute
    Sponsored 9:22 Shot

    Overall Series Championship

    Points will be added together for all events, including all ancillary categories for a separate top 10 series championship prize purse awarded on November 7 in Yorkville, IL