Lincoln’s Pigs & Swigs Festival

June 2 & 3, 2017


The 2017 Up in Smoke on the Square, part of the Pigs and Swigs Festival, was a great success. A grand total of 100 entries over 4 categories competed at the 2016 contest.

The winners were as follows:
• Grand Champion: Outsiders BBQ
• Reserve Grand Champion: Trucky’s True Blue BBQ
• Kids Que Champion: Grills Gone Wild
• Steak Cook-Off: It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere

We look forward to seeing you next year at the 7th annual “Up in Smoke on the Square” KCBS BBQ contest. A special thanks to all that have helped us make one of the best BBQ contests in the Midwest.

A 2-day tasting event organized by the Young Professionals Network of Logan County highlighting breweries and distilleries from Illinois.

Homebrew Competition Rules and Regulations

We will offer a variety of food vendors at the Lincoln’s Pigs & Swigs Festival!  We will have three barbecue vendors and three food vendors of other varieties.  If you come hungry, you’ll leave happy.  

All live entertainment will take place in the YPN Craft Beer Tent on Kickapoo Street

  • Friday June 2nd
    • 6pm – 8pm: LIVE Music- Brother Sister
    • 8pm – 11pm: LIVE Music- Imagine That Band
  • Saturday June 3rd
    • 4pm-6pm: Lesleigh Bennett
    • 6pm-8pm: LIVE music- Brother Sister
    • 8pm-11pm: LIVE music- Tennessee Borderline

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

10:00am to 10:00pm – Up in Smoke on the Square

6:00pm to 11:00pm – Craft Beer Event  


Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

10:00am to 10:00pm – Up in Smoke on the Square

11:00am to 11:00pm – Craft Beer Event

Downtown Lincoln

601 Broadway Street 

Lincoln, IL 62656

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