This ain’t your average backyard barbecue, no sir! At the third annual Smoke on the River event, going down Oct. 15, 2016 at Miller Park in Sacramento, you’ll get to taste incredible barbeque from more than 30 of the best pitmasters from our region and beyond. As an official Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event, you just know you’re in for some delicious, smokey goodness. You best come hungry because the event will feature a People’s Choice Award for not only the best barbecue, but also for the best beer and cider from breweries like Sierra Nevada, Dust Bowl, Device, Track 7, Alaskan Brewing and many others. There are multiple ticketing options starting at just $20 going up to $35 in advance (at the door a limited amount of tickets will be available for $40). Smoke on the River is a fundraiser for Sacramento Artists Council, a local nonprofit that raises money for art programs that assist at-risk children, children of homeless families and adopt-a-school art programs for Sacramento Regional Schools. So come out and shove your face full of meats for a good cause! Visit Smokeontheriversac.com or Facebook.com/SmokeSacBBQ for more information and to see a list of the pitmasters that will be cooking up the goods. The event is dog friendly, will run from 1 – 5 p.m. and includes live music from locals Danny Morris and The California Stars.