Smoke on the River: Contestants


The Sacramento Artists Council, Inc. is hosting the 4th Annual Smoke on the River on Saturday, June 3rd, Smoke on the River is a fundraiser for The Sacramento Artists Council and will raise money for art programs that serve children of homeless families and fund adopt a school art programs for Sacramento Regional Schools. The event will feature a People’s Choice tasting, live entertainment and unlimited beer tastings provide by local breweries. Last year, we had over 1250 guests- This year we expect even more!

Date: June 3rd (check-in June 2nd)
Location: Wm Land Park, Sacramento, CA
Sacramento, CA 95818
Time: 1pm to 5pm

First 10 Pitmasters to register will get spots near the food tent.
Save money with Early Bird Registration - Due 4/30/2017 - $250
Regular Registration - Due 5/15/2017 - $300
RV Parking Additional $75

Registration includes beer, soft drinks, water (Pitmasters and crews only) and meat. Please complete the following information and process payment via PayPal ($2 Convenience Fee Added) or send check with Payment to Sacramento Artists Council, Inc., PO Box 160333, Sacramento, CA 95816. Applications with credit card payment can also be emailed to

Contestants will compete (we provide Meat, 2 Pork Butts, 1 Brisket, 50 Chicken Wings)

For the People, Voted by the People
Grand Prize: $1800
Each Meat Category: 1st: $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $50

*Must Compete in all categories in order to be eligible for grand prize!

Check-In Info: June 2nd at 10am (Meat Distribution will start at 12pm)
Spaces will be assigned based on registration fees and time stamp
**Contestants must bring own power (quiet generators preferred)**

Free Beer Distribution starts Friday

Friday Night Pitmaster Meeting 5pm

Saturday: June 3rd (Turn-in & Big Tent)
11:45-12:00 Chicken
12:15-12:30 Pork Butts
12:45-12:55 Brisket
1:00 Join us @ the Festival

4:00 People's Choice Vote Ends
4 pm Awards Announcement (Please go to the stage for the award receipt)
4:45pm Taps Off per SACPD
5:00pm Festival Ends! Cheers!

Lodging Information:
Citizen Hotel, 926 J St., Sacramento, 916.447.2700
Embassy Suites,100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, 916.326.5000
Motel 6,1415 30th St., Sacramento, 916.457.0777
KOA, 3951 Lake Rd., West Sacramento, 916.371.6771

Grocery Stores:
Raleys (Freeport)
Sunflower Market (Sutterville)

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