America's Best Barbecue Teams.
World's Richest Contests.
As promoter of the nation's premier barbecue competitions, Smoke on the Water Productions has created a series of events that have averaged over 20,000 visitors and 150 of the world's best professional cook teams since 2001.
From humble beginnings with a $5,000 purse, to the richest contest in the world today, Smoke on the Water currently offers over $500,000 in total prize money with events from the east to west coast.
Besides the competition, the barbecue festival offers many activities for the entire family including an amateur rib cook-off, outdoor expo, grilling demonstrations, free product sampling, live entertainment, world champion barbecue vendors and much more. "Smoke on the Water has created must attend events," said Cates. "We provide everything the public could want in one location. "