Saluting With Smoke

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


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    KCBS BBQ Contest


    November 9, 2019

    Competition Details 

    As a sanctioned KCBS Competitor Series, cooks compete in three categories (Chicken, Ribs, Anything Goes.) Teams can compete on any type of cooker: Wood, Charcoal, Pellet, Electric, and Gas

    Competition Categories: Chicken, Ribs, Anything Goes

    Ancillary Category: The MRE (Meal Ready To Eat) Challenge!

    Teams will randomly select two MRE's and combine them to create 6 turn ins! Do you have what it takes to make military food better? 


    MRE Challenge $40 entry 75/25 prize purse split with Mission Zero Hundred Hours 501c3 and the category winner.

    Tentative Prize Purse: $5,000 with payout through 10th place! The prize purse may increase based on team registration

    Green Mountain Grills has donated TWO SMOKERS for the Veteran on the team that wins Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion!


    Trophies awarded - 1-5 place

    Ribbons awarded -  6-10 place

    Due to our event size we have a limited number of cook sites available

    9 x 20 - 7 spots available ($100)


    18 x 20 - 25 spots available ($125)

    20 x 30 - 10 spots available ($175)



    6am-7am 20 x 30 Trailer Load in Window

    6am – 9am General Load in Window

    9:30 am Cooks Meeting

    10:00am MRE Challenge Selection 

    2:30pm Chicken Turn in

    3:00pm Rib Turn in

    3:30pm Anything goes turn in

    4:00pm MRE Challenge Turn in

    4:00pm – 5:30pm Load out of Crusade parking lot

    5:30pm Awards Ceremony


    Electricity hook ups not available. Generators are permitted

    Water hook ups not available. We will have a central faucet available

    Event Information
    • Breakfast Buffet for Teams AND Judges

    • Bloody Mary Bar

    • Whole Hog BBQ Lunch provided by Steamboat BBQ

    • Food and Drink Specials all Day

    • Awesome Goody Bag for Teams AND Judges

    • Presentation of Colors and Veterans Salute

    • Sponsored 9:22 Shot


    Crusade Burger Bar

    209 S Bridge St, Yorkville, IL 60560