Teams from across the country will be competing in a Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned competition to win more than $10,000 in cash prizes and an invitation to participate in the prestigious Smithfield King of the Smokers event in Palm Springs, California with the First Smithfield BBQ Classic Saturday, August 5 at Windsor Castle Park in Smithfield. Smithfield Foods, in conjunction with Big Poppa Smokers, is bringing the spirit of competition barbecue to the brand's hometown with the first Smithfield BBQ Classic. This free event will open at 1:00pm with an awards ceremony at 5:00 p.m. Smithfield Championship Pitmasters Tuffy Stone, Sterling Ball, Melissa Cookston, and Ernest Servantes will be in attendance to offer tips and tricks with demos highlighting Smithfield Fresh Pork. Additionally, there will be samples, live entertainment, giveaways, and other family friendly activities. Food will be available for purchase from local vendors. The Smithfield BBQ Classic will be held rain or shine. For more information, please visit Facebook.com/CookingWithSmithfield or BBQ@smithfield.com.