BBQ Contest

Annual BBQ Competition at the Friendship Center

The next BBQ competition is Saturday, July 20, 2024

Registration is a two-step process this year. Register Here to pay the entry fee:

You should then be taken to our local registration page. If not, please click here:


Each year at our MLK Block Party, the Friendship Center hosts its annual smoking bbq competition called “Smoke the Competition.” Teams all over Iowa come for a fun backyard fundraising event that benefits the MLK Community. Each year teams compete for prizes, points, and money to smoke their best ribs and chicken. Spots are limited, so please register from March 1 through July 26, 2023.