March 22-23, 2024

Downtown Hammond

All proceeds benefit local charities.

The Hammond Smokin' BBQ Challenge is an event dedicated to many causes.
It's about the BBQ ... but it's all for charity.

Every March, thousands of BBQ lovers descend upon Downtown for the Hammond Smokin’ BBQ Challenge. Bringing together beer aficionados, bbq enthusiasts and fun lovers alike, everyone comes for a good time. However, one of the most important aspects of the Competition is more significant than beer, bbq, and entertainment. Our local charities benefit from this contest, one of the largest events in Hammond, Louisiana.

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.

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Thank you to those who support Hammond's Smokin' BBQ Challenge.