Hammond Blues & BBQ

The 15th Annual Hammond Smokin’ BBQ Challenge is on March 23-24, 2018 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 15th 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!

We are searching for judges for the BBQ competition! If you’re interested in becoming a judge — please follow this link: http://www.hammondbbq.com/backyard-boogie-judging-application/

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!



Hammond Blues & BBQ!

Downtown Hammond, LA will be hosting its annual Smokin’ BBQ Challenge March 24th-March 25th, 2017. Special Olympics Louisiana is very fortunate to be one of the beneficiaries of this event.

Judges are needed, so if you’d like to become a judge for the Backyard Boogie contest, Click Here.full-bg

Interested in cooking?
You can register a team in the Backyard Boogie Competition by clicking here.

The Backyard Boogie contest is for BBQ enthusiast to prove to his/her friends they have some of the best BBQ in our local hometown cooking competition.

Head over to www.hammondbbq.com for more information!


Moving and Shaking

Movers__and__ShakersWe are moving and shaking over here at Special Olympics Louisiana! We have lots of events coming up and something for every interest.

Polar Plunge for the water lovers

Spread the Word to End the Word to eradicate the R-Word

State Indoor Games for the sports fans

Hammond Blues and BBQ for the food lovers

Foam Fest for the adventure seekers

…and this is just in the month of March! Click here to see our calendar of events for the rest of 2013

Food, music, and a good cause

This morning we are sitting down with Maria Sanchez, Director of Special Projects SE Region about the upcoming Blues and BBQ event March 23 & 24.  Check out our candid interview below!

Can you explain what Blues and BBQ is about?

Blues & BBQ is Louisiana’s biggest BBQ challenge.  Its mission is to bring business and tourism to Hammond, while raising money for local charities.

Where does it take place?

It takes place in Downtown Hammond, along the railroad tracks, from the train station past Cate Street Seafood station.

Who does it benefit?

It benefits Special Olympics Louisiana, TARC, and Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center.

What can people expect?

Days filled with food, music and entertainment!  Tyler Kinchen & the Right Pieces and Bottoms Up will provide the musical entertainment for the event.

Why would people want to go?

Why not is the answer!  You spend a perfect day with family, friends and your community enjoying great food, while contributing to 3 local charities that need help!

Click here for more info on this exciting event!

Changing OUR world

The following people are changing Special Olympics Louisiana’s World! These people are our beloved sponsors who provide volunteers, in-kind donations and monetary support year round!

Mission Partners
Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run
Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
Program Partners

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If you or someone you know may be interested in being a sponsor, contact us