Posted on Friday, July 20th, 2018 in Blog

Do you love barbecue? Of course you do! Big Poppa Smokers welcomes you to join us on December 1st, 2018 for the 7th annual Smithfield King of the Smoker. The King of the Smoker will be held in Southern California in the Palm Springs area (exact location is to be determined.) There will be barbecue classes, cooking demos, prize raffles, barbecue food for sale and more family friendly activities. It’s going to be a day full of barbecue fun.

The King of the Smoker is a non-profit event where 100% of the ticketing and merchandise proceeds benefit the Casey Lee Ball Foundation for Pediatric Kidney Disease. Come out and eat some delicious BBQ while raising money for charity. It’s a win-win for everybody.

At the 2017 King of the Smoker top pit masters from across the nation (such as Myron Mixon, Tuffy Stone, Chris Lilly and more) taught BBQ 101 demo’s. They covered everything barbecue – the secrets to grilling the perfect steak, pork loin and brisket trimming, and shared a few of their favorite rubs and seasonings to use out in the competition. We’re expecting the return of many of these top pit masters and we’re excited to see what barbecue secrets they have to share at the 2018 Smithfield King of the Smoker.

Last year we had legendary pit masters like Johnny Trigg, Darren Warth, Travis Clark and more compete. See what they had to say about the 2017 Smithfield King of the Smoker:


Looking to improve your backyard BBQ skills? Impress your friends & family? Find out what the pros are using? The Smithfield King of the Smoker is the place to be. Get juicy tips & tricks that will help you take your barbecue to the next level.

The King of the Smoker is a must for backyard BBQ enthusiast, pit masters in training and veteran home chefs interested in learning the newest trends and techniques in outdoor cooking; All for a good cause. We look forward to seeing you there.

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If you have questions about the event, or want to share some feedback from the 2017 event, leave a comment below (yes, we really do read all of them). 


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