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2018 Kids' Que Winner (Age group 12-15):
Will Stambaugh of Boy Scout BBQ (Beason, IL)

KidsQ 2

2018 Kids' Que Winners (Age group 7-11):
Grills Gone Wild

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Thanks to our sponsors—Woods & Bates, Royal Oak Charcoal, and Lincoln Dare—young chefs can participate in competitve cooking by entering the Up in Smoke on the Square Kids' Que competition to be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

In a fun event making ground beef patties, this year's competition provides categories for two age groups—children ages 7-11 and children/teens ages 12-15.

With a trophy and top prize of $100 for each age group, these competitve kids cook and stage their beef patties for presentation on their own. Grown-ups get to be the support staff by helping the children practice, prepare, and plan for this fun competition. 

Each age group is limited to 10 teams so space is limited. Be sure to sign up soon using the online Entry Form/Waiver (below). 

We'll accept applications for this event starting January 1, 2019.

For any additional questions, please contact Verdeen Ingram at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kids' Que - 2019 Rules/Regulations & Sign Up Sheet 
Kids' Que - 2019 Online Entry Form 
Complete 2019 Schedule of Events

Congratulations to the
2017 Kids' Que Winners!

  Kids 7-11 Kids 12-15
1 Little Nathatch Hill That one brown kid
2 Boy Scout BBQ Will Stambaugh
3 Barbie Q  
4 Grills Gone Wild  

Congratulations to the
2016 Kids' Que Winners!

Kids 7-11
Kids 12-15
Grills Gone Wild
That one brown kid
Red, White, and BBQ
Red, white and BBQ
Barbie Q
Kill it and grill it
Guardians of the Grill
Killit Grill it
Little Nuthatch Hill
Let's kick some ash

Pigs & Swigs Sponsor

Destination LC

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

Lodging Sponsor

Hampton of Lincoln

In Kind Advertising Sponsor

Lincoln Daily News
Lincoln Courier

Questions about the upcoming 2019 competition? Contact Us