About Us

The Hammond Smokin' BBQ Challenge began in 2003 as a competition that would help fundraise for local organizations, specifically TARC, which serves those with disabilities. In its first year, the event raised $10,000 for the organization and has since expanded its reach to other non-profits and has raised north of $50,000 in past years. Hammond BBQ, Inc. is the non-profit association governing the event. Competitions include the professional main event, the local Backyard Challenge and a children's division.

Special Thanks To Our 2017 Smokin' Sponsors