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March 16, 2018 - March 18, 2018
All Day
Community Maritime Park
301 West Main Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
Smokin in the Square Smokin
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Smokin' in the Square BBQ Cookoff - NEW LOCATION

Friday, March 16, 2018

The idea of a competitive BBQ was started in 2008 with a Backyard competition held on the festival grounds of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. It was a one day event and attracted 13 competitors. It was a new experience as a fund raiser but proceeds were small. In 2010, Smokin-in-the-Square was born and included professional teams and backyarders. Each year, this event has grown to where it is today with an average of 50 pro teams and 25 backyard teams. Each year, proceeds have increased from $4,000.00 given to charity in 2010 to $24,000.00 given to charity in 2015 with total charitable donations raised by this event exceeding $50,000.00. Our chairman and organizer, Ivan Delabruere, spends countless hours working with our core team planning each year’s event. Without the support of our members and our local sponsors, this would not be such a success. Our goal is bring this event to the level of raising $50,000.00 for charity by our 10th year, 2019.