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Thank you to our Backyard Sponsor: Royal Oak Charcoal
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The Backyard will be held Saturday June 3rd in downtown Lincoln. The format for the backyard will be basically the same as last year. If you have specific questions that need to be answered, please feel free to e-mail us at:

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We look forward to having you with us this year at Up in Smoke on the Square 2017.

The sign up form for Backyard is listed towards the end of this webpage...

Please consider participating in The Peoples Choice portion of the Backyard Competition.


People's Choice ... If you'd like to sample Ribs for our Backyard cooks, Here's how:

  • Lifepoint Church will be selling Wristbands to the general public for $15.00.
  • You will receive 10 tickets that will allow you to sample ribs from different Backyard teams.
  • Once you find your favorite...you'll have another single "voting ticket" to vote for The Lincoln Backyard People's Choice Rib.
  • Wrist Bands will be for sale starting Friday morning at the Vendor Area at Up in Smoke on the Square.
  • Rib Tasting will be from 2:30 to 3:30 Saturday June 3rd with The People's Choice Rib being named at 5:00 PM that same day.
  • Voting tickets will be tabulated and the backyard team with the most voting tickets will be named 2017 Backyard Peoples Choice winner!

Limited wrist bands will be sold...Don't wait till the last minute on this one!


Open to Amateurs Only!


pic4 We are adding a peoples choice category that will allow you to claim Bragging Rights for one year as Logan County's Rib Champion! If you choose to compete in the Backyard divisions, you have 2 options to compete. They are:

1st: Register to compete cooking 2 meats...Ribs and chicken.

2nd: If you are cooking ribs and chicken in The Lincoln Backyard, you can also compete in our "Peoples Choice Ribs" and vie for bragging rights as Logan Counties "Rib Champion"' The ribs for "Peoples Choice" will be supplied to you at no charge and there is no additional entry fee for "People Choice" and is optional. You can elect to cook The Lincoln Backyard with out cooking in Peoples Choice Ribs.

To compete for The People's Choice Award, you will be asked to do the following:

  • Cook a minimum for 4 racks of ribs that will be made available to the general public. Ribs for Peoples Choice will be provided to you at no cost to you by Lifepoint Church.
  • Serve ribs to contest attendees who have purchased wrist bands from 2:30 until 3:30 PM Sat June 3rd
  • Engage those attendees regarding your cooking process and preparation of the ribs
  • Maintain a clean and well organized cooking area
  • Accept tickets in the voting bins provided

If you have ever wanted to experience the delicious madness that is a BBQ competition, now is your chance! At only $50 per team to enter, the 5th Annual Backyard BBQ competition sponsored by Royal Oak offers the opportunity for amateurs to showcase their BBQ talents with more than $500 in cash prizes up for grabs! **Final Prize money will be determined by the number of entries**

pic6Limited to the first 40 teams entered, this contest requires each competitor to submit entries in 2 meat categories, Pork Ribs and Chicken (any part of the chicken you like) with a Grand Prize of $200 (or more) awarded to the team with the best combined total score of the two categories.

This fun, BYO everything competition, except for the free bag of charcoal provided to each team by Royal Oak, allows you to get a taste of the full competition experience without the added stress. In what has become more of a block party cookout than a competition, join us on Saturday June 3rd at 6:00am in Downtown Lincoln to exchange a few tips and ideas while attempting to go home with some cold, hard cash!

All proceeds from the Backyard event benefit community programs at Lifepoint Church Lincoln. A big thanks to Royal Oak Charcoal for their contribution to help fund this event!


Congratulations to the
2016 Backyard BBQ Winners!

 
Backyard Overall
Backyard Chicken
Backyard Pork Ribs
1
 
Sugar Creek BBQ
Backdraft BBQ
2
 
Big Foot BBQ
Double D' Rack Shack
3
 
JTA BBQ
12-24 BBQ
4
 
Backdraft BBQ
Old Tyme BBQ
5
 
Firehouse BBQ
Doc's Rib Shack
 

Congratulations to the
2015 Backyard BBQ Winners!

 
Backyard Overall
Backyard Chicken
Backyard Pork Ribs
1
Get Sauced BBQ
Big Foot BBQ
Get Sauced BBQ
2
JTA BBQ
Double D's Rack Shack
Blue Bear's BBQ
3
Doc's Rib Shack
JTA BBQ
9-11 Q
4
OLD TYME BBQ
Doc's Rib Shack
Pack-n-a-Charge BBQ
5
Smoke Shack Jack
12-24 BBQ
JTA BBQ
 

Congratulations to the
2014 Backyard BBQ Winners!

 
Backyard Chicken
Backyard Pork Ribs
1
Double D's Rack Shack
Channabilly BBQ
2
Channabilly BBQ
Burnt Knuckles BBQ
3
Tbone's BBQ Emporium
Blue Bear's BBQ
4
Backdraft BBQ Crew
Get Sauced BBQ
5
9-11 Q
Doc's Rib Shack



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2017 Backyard Flyer
2017 Printable Application
Complete 2017 Schedule of Events
Friday Night Steak Cookoff
Friday Night KCBS Steak Cook Off Rules

Backyard application must be submitted separately than The Steak Cook off.

Submit Backyard completed applications to:
Lifepointe Church of God
601 Pulaski Street
Lincoln, IL 62656


Kids' Que Sponsor

Woods & Bates Attys at Law
Royal Oak Charcoal
Lincoln Dare

 


Backyard BBQ Sponsor

Royal Oak Charcoal


Trophy Sponsors

Collision Concepts
Harris Hodnett Agency


Refreshment Sponsors

AAA Windows and Siding


Friday Night Steak Cookoff

Millan/Petro Organization

 


Ribbon Sponsors

Lincoln Rotary Club
Schneider Chiropractic
Peasley Funeral Homes
Pacesetter Financial

 
Honorary Sponsorship

Doug DeMay


In Kind Advertising Sponsor

Lincoln Daily News
Lincoln Courier

Questions about the upcoming 2017 competition? Contact Us

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