Smoke On The River

Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, pitmasters, vendors, and brewers! We always use the best pellet smoker to smoke meat!

2016 Smoke on the River

Saturday, October 15th, 2016
1pm to 5pm
Miller Park

Sacramento Artists Council, Inc. with its friend and sponsor The Grid Agency is hosting the 3rd Annual Smoke on the River on Saturday, October 15th, 2016. Smoke on the River is a fundraiser for Sacramento Artists Council and will raise money for art programs that assist at-risk children, children of homeless families and fund adopt a school art programs for Sacramento Regional Schools. Smoke on the River is a state championship and Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned event. The event will feature a People’s Choice BBQ award and tastings, People’s Choice award for Best Air Fryer on the Market and Best Cider, live entertainment, food, and beer tastings provide by local breweries. 

Thank you to all who attended and participated in the 2015 Smoke on the River and made it a huge success! Proceeds from this year’s event created six art grants for local schools.

Our 2015 Smoke On The River Contestant Winners:

Overall Champion – Simply Marvelous BBQ
Reserve Champion – My Smokin’ Grillfriend

Judges Choice

Chicken – G & Pops
Pork Ribs – 2 Rolling Bones
Pork Shoulder – Rub Lovers
Brisket – Simply Marvelous BBQ

People’s Choice

Brisket – Raley’s Pit Crew
Chicken – Hardball Smokers
Pork – Bones N Brews BBQ
Beer – 21st Amendment
Cider – Ace Cider