Join us on October 6-7 at Progress City/Richland Community College, Decatur, IL 62521.

Register your KCBS Team today!

If you have ever wanted to experience the delicious madness that is a BBQ competition, now is your chance! Decatur’s Smokin’ BBQ Festival – Backyard Competition offers the opportunity for amateurs to showcase their BBQ talents with monetary prizes up for grabs! This fun, BYO everything competition will be judged by official Kansas City BBQ Judges! Register your Backyard & People’s Choice Team today!

Decatur’s Smokin’ BBQ Festival, founded by LaVell Peete in August of 2015, is a Kansas City BBQ sanctioned event scheduled for October 6-7, 2017 in Decatur, IL. The non-for-profit organization has a mission “to bring people together to enjoy a culinary experience and fundraiser for the Selma (Knox) Peete Scholarship for students to attend the Richland Community College Culinary Program”. After expenses are paid, all remaining funds will go towards the Scholarship.


  • Starting Friday, October 6th, 2017, repeated every day until Saturday, October 07, 2017 — all day


Progress City

E. Sixth Progress St.
Decatur, IL

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