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In 2006 the Holy Smoke
Backyard BBQ Cook-Off was formed to help 'backyard' barbeque
cooks learn more about competition cooking. This fun event
was a fundraiser for
St. Theresa of Avila Elementary School in
Fun was had by all.
In 2007 the
Illinois BBQ Society played a
bigger role in helping this contest grow to include more teams
and an Q&A appearance by 8 Time World BBQ Champion, Mr.
Chris Marks of 3 Little Pigs BBQ.
more fun was had by all.
2008 & 2009 saw the event
relocated just 5 miles away to the quiet little town of Alma,
Illinois. Nestled in the countryside of this quaint area,
the bar-b-que event is now surrounded by the beauty, and
serenity, of the
Orchard View Winery. This event
grew to include a 5K Run/Walk, Dessert Contest,
and Amazing Music for nearly all genres.
brings even MORE EXCITEMENT
as this staple of the barbecue contest community has been
BBQ Throwdown & Jam
(to better convey the excitement of the event),
and will continue to feature a 5K Run/Walk, Dessert
Contest, Outstanding Music, and
(newly added for 2010)
Live Outdoor Cooking Demonstrations by Multi-Award Winning
Check out the All-Star 'Jam' Line-Up...
See you in