Saluting With Smoke BBQ Festival & Fundraiser

Presented by: Plano Skies Solar Project

September 15-17, 2023
Raging Waves Water Park
Yorkville, IL



Festival Activities

Bands Schedule

BBQ Contests

Battle of the Branches

Food Vendors

Weekend VIP Pass

Saluting With Smoke BBQ Festival & Fundraiser

The Saluting With Smoke BBQ Festival is a fundraiser for Veteran suicide prevention & awareness in support of the Mission Zero Hundred Hours programs. The event is free to the public.

Join us on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for live bands, food trucks, raffles, beer tents, local craft vendors, Veteran owned businesses, kids activities, and more.  

Our three-day festival opens up the world of competitive BBQ to the public in a way never seen before. Come out and watch the MZHH Battle of the Branches, and meet World Champion Pitmasters, Celebrity Judges, and the best BBQ cooks from around the country.

2023 Event Sponsors

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