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Finger Lickin’ Fun At Mason City “Up In Smoke” BBQ Bash!

Image Credit: North Iowa Events Center


Get your taste buds ready for a weekend of fun in Mason City at the 16th Annual “UP IN SMOKE” BBQ BASH. Head to the North Iowa Events Center (3700 4th Street Southwest) on Friday, August 9th, and Saturday, August 10th, for the festivities!


Find new treasures at the giant Indoor Rummage Sale. Listen to fantastic live music by your favorite local groups. Enter your best steak creation during the local cookoff. Win a hand of cribbage in the tournament. Watch the best BBQ cooks in the Midwest compete for the KCBS BBQ Society. Dine on mouthwatering food from your favorite local food vendors, including: Black Dog BBQ, TnT BBQ, Chickhooven Swine BBQ, Maria’s Tacos, Lumpia Shanghai, Island Grill, Conway Foods Unlimited, and J&J’s Old Fashioned Kettle Corn. And, so much family friendly fun! Admission is FREE!


Friday, August 9th Events

Up In Smoke Steak Cookoff 

  • 5:00 pm | Cooks Meeting & Steak Selection
  • 6:30 pm | Judges Meeting
  • 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Steak Turn In
  • 9:00 pm | Awards

Royal Rummage Sale

  • 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jesse Allen & Betty and the Gents   

  • 7:00 pm


Saturday, August 10th Events

KCBS “Up In Smoke” Championship

Up In Smoke Cribbage Tournament 

  • 12:00 pm | Sign Up
  • 1:20 pm | Seat Draw
  • 1:30 pm | Play Begins

Royal Rummage Sale

  • 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

​KCBS Awards Presentation


Have a deliciously good time in Mason City all year round! SEARCH MASON CITY HOMES FOR SALE. If you are ready to BUY your dream home in this fantastic North Iowa community, give Jane Fischer & Associates a call today at 641-424-HOME (4663)!

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