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Saluting With Smoke BBQ festival & Fundraiser
September 16 @ 9:00 am - September 17 @ 11:00 pm
Mission Zero Hundred Hours (MZHH), a 501(c)(3) charity focused on Veteran suicide prevention and awareness, today announced the return of Saluting With Smoke for 2023. MZHH’s premier BBQ festival & fundraiser returns to Yorkville Illinois September 15, 16 & 17 hosted at Raging Waves Waterpark.
The Saluting With Smoke Festival & Fundraiser, Presented by Plano Skies Solar Project, provides a platform for MZHH’s “BBQ Saves Lives” program, in an effort to raise awareness; and end Veteran suicide through competitive culinary cooking missions. Hosted at Raging Waves Waterpark, the festival opens up the world of competitive BBQ to the public in a way never seen before. Spectators can watch the MZHH Battle of the Branches, meet national pitmasters, and watch some of the best BBQ competition teams battle for over $10,000 in prize money!
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday hosts live bands, food trucks, raffles, beer tents, local craft vendors, Veteran owned businesses, BBQ Demos and more! New for 2023 is a Carnival provided by Windy City Amusements.