Third Annual King of the Smoker Invitational at La Quinta Resort & Club

LA QUINTA, Calif. – The third annual King of the Smoker (KOS) competition, the world’s largest and most exclusive barbecue invitational, is being presented by Big Poppa Smokers and La Quinta Resort & Club on Saturday, December 13, starting at 1:30 p.m.

This elite event features everything barbecue including an old-school competition among 24 of the world’s best pitmasters and their talented teams vying for $50,000 in cash prizes. This regal day ends with the crowning of the “King of the Smoker” at 6 p.m. All ticket proceeds will be donated to the Casey Lee Ball Foundation for pediatric kidney disease research, and proceeds from food sales go to Operation BBQ Relief.

Admission is $20 per person, and resort packages are available for those who want to stay and savor the day. For event details, visit www.kingofthesmoker.com. For resort packages contact www.laquintaresort.com.

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