We are holy smokes. we are cincinnati bbq.

Western Cincinnati’s destination for craft BBQ and home to Ohio’s finest KCBS-sanctioned, professional BBQ competition.

This is where #barbequebringspeopletogether

Holy Smokes KCBS BBQ Competition is back in 2022!! Click here for the registration form

Sign up for the Bacon Burner! This 5k Race takes place on April 23, 2022 at 8am. Pre-registration ends on 4/11/22.

Bacon Burner (5k): $30, includes a t-shirt and breakfast after the race.

Bacon Bit (1 mile): $20, includes a t-shirt and breakfast after the race.

Application can be downloaded here:


Just for fun, do you know all our previous taglines? If you don’t have one of these shirts, check out our merch page!

  • 2021 – No Competition due to COVID-19 Restrictions
  • 2020 – 2020 can take our comp, but it can’t take our fire. No Competition due to COVID-19 Restrictions
  • 2019 – Blessed are those that smoke meat for they shall inherit the girth
  • 2018 – The fourth king brought Brisket
  • 2017 – Shout out to Noah for Grabbing the Pig
  • 2016 – Eve Owes Me Some Ribs