Event Information

September 1-2, 2017

The first annual Smoke the Town BBQ Competition in Leon, Iowa will be held over Labor Day weekend. The event will include a street dance on Friday night, and the BBQ cookoff and other community activities will take place on Saturday. Here is a tentative schedule of events:


Friday, September 1

7:00 am - Contestants begin to arrive

4:00 pm - Kids Que Contest (register here!

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Supper sponsored Hy-Vee, cooked by Decatur County Cattlemen Association

6:00 pm to Midnight - Beer Tent Open

8:00 pm to Midnight - Street Dance with Black Dirt Conspiracy (learn more about them at https://www.facebook.com/BlackDirtConspiracy/)


Saturday, September 2

10:30 am to 4 pm - Community Activities available on the downtown square. Activities include a car show, and various lawn games.

11 am to 4 pm - Food vendors open

12:00 noon - Chicken Turn In

12:30 pm - Ribs Turn In

1:00 pm - Pork Turn In

1:30 pm - Brisket Turn In

4:00 pm - Winners announced and awards presented