The 14th Annual Hammond Smokin’ BBQ Challenge is on March 24-25, 2017 located in Downtown Hammond, Louisiana. More Than 60 KCBS TEAMS from around the U.S. will compete against each other and local teams for more than $12,000 in Cash & Prizes. This year’s event will also feature 60+ local teams competing in the Backyard Boogie and the Lamar Outdoor Advertising Chicken Little Contest, making this event the largest BBQ event in the State of Louisiana for the 14th year in a row.
The event also features local bands from around the region playing music on the Northshore Broadcasting stage both Friday night and Saturday. Come and enjoy world class BBQ and listen to local favorites. The Smokin’ Hammond BBQ Challenge is a FREE event. No tickets required. Make sure to visit the Backyard Boogie Contestant area for some delicious treats – Tip-2-Taste! All donations from Tip-2-Taste benefit local charities, including Special Olympics Louisiana!
The Hammond Smokin’ BBQ Challenge is an event where BBQ lovers and the community can come together as one to have a ton of fun in experiencing great people, great food, and great music. We hope to see you there!
This weekend, March 27-28, Downtown Hammond will host “Hammond Smokin’ BBQ Challenge.” This event will feature bbq’ers from across the country along with locals competing the the Backyard Boogie. It is sponsored by KCBS and is the largest state-sanctioned bbq event in the state. There is also opportunities for “Chicken Little” for bbq’ers under the age of 16. Local bands will also be featured at this 2-day event.
We are only 2 days away from the Blues and BBQ Challenge! We will get things kicked off this Friday at 4pm in front of the Hammond Police Station. There will be great music, great food, and great people.
Come out to downtown Hammond and support Special Olympics Louisiana! Visit the website, for more info and for a schedule of entertainment. You can also take a class to learn how to cook with the pros…
On Friday, March 22nd & Saturday, March 23rd come out and join Special Olympics at the largest sanction BBQ event in Louisiana! Everyone and anyone who wants to have a great time is invited!! We will be in the center of Downtown Hammond, LA all day with great music, food, and drinks!
Judges are still needed, so for more information on the Blues and BBQ Challenge visit the website today!
Thank you to all of those who came out the Hammond Blues and BBQ Challenge to support Special Olympics Louisiana this past weekend. Total money raised and pictures to come via our Facebook page.
Special Olympics Louisiana’s Maria Sanchez remarks, “We were so pleasantly surprised by the number of people that came out to support our charity and enjoy the wonderful weather and food. Next year will be the 10th year of the Blues and BBQ Challenge which we are hoping will be the biggest year yet!”
Local newspaper, the Hammond Daily Star, ran a nice article about the entire event. It stated: “…The Piggly Wiggly People’s Choice alone garnered $11,349…”. “It turned out to be very profitable,” event coordinator Cindy Shannon said of the competition….”. “…The 66 teams in the Walmart Backyard Boogie competition ranged from local Hammond businesses, to teams of relatives and neighbors, to groups from Covington and Mandeville…”. Read the full article