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11th Annual Smoke on the Water BBQ Competition & Benefit
August 24th, 2024


The annual Smoke on the Water BBQ Competition and Benefit, held in Lynnville, IA, originated in 2014 with the noble aim of combining a BBQ competition with fundraising to support a member of the community. Over the years, this event has seen remarkable growth in participant numbers, visitor attendance, and funds raised, with a cumulative donation exceeding $150,000 in the past decade.

The dedicated Smoke on the Water Board diligently works year-round to organize the event, which features a multitude of activities and entertainment spread across a vibrant two-day schedule. Each spring, the board selects a beneficiary from the local community, typically an individual or family facing financial strain due to medical challenges. Last year, Smoke on the Water, alongside generous donors, successfully raised $19,500 to aid the selected beneficiary.

For those who appreciate good food and wish to support a worthy cause, Smoke on the Water promises a weekend filled with enjoyment. This year's entertainment will be provided by Tyler Richton & The High Bank Boys, adding to the excitement of the event. Stay tuned for more details on the 2024 edition.

If you're unable to attend but still want to contribute, donations can be made via mail or Venmo, with the username @smokeonthewaterbbq. Your generosity is greatly appreciated, and we extend our sincere thanks for your support towards this meaningful cause.

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