America’s Best Barbecue Teams

World’s Richest Contests

From a humble beginning in 2001 with a $5,000 purse, Smoke on the Water Productions has built a series of America’s premier barbecue competitions, each now averaging over 20,000 visitors and 150 of the world’s foremost professional cook teams. In contests held from coast to coast, Smoke on the Water Productions has awarded over $4,500,000 in cash and prizes, including new vehicles.

Our barbecue festivals are more than just competitions, with many activities for the entire family, including amateur rib cook-offs, outdoor expos, grilling demonstrations, free product sampling, live entertainment, world champion barbecue vendors and more.

Smoke on the Water Productions founder, president and CEO says, “We create must-attend events, as we provide everything the public could want in one location.”

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Known by the Company We Keep

We deeply appreciate the continuing support of our partners and sponsors. Through their steadfast dedication to our enduring relationships, genuine encouragement and generous commitment of resources, Smoke on the Water Productions has helped build a professional barbecue community that promotes camaraderie, sportsmanship and integrity … and we do so by offering the world’s largest and richest competition barbecue festivals and events.

If your company or organization is interested in sponsoring or branding an event produced by Smoke on the Water Productions, we would love to hear from you!