More than 45 teams from across the country competed for more than $10,000 in prize money at the 14th annual North Iowa Up in Smoke BBQ Bash in Mason City.
The Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned competition, which includes a food festival and live music, was July 21-22 in East Park, with free admission.
Sponsored by the Globe Gazette, the Bash is considered one of the top barbecue competitions in the Midwest.
Several barbecue teams and other vendors sold items in the food court. There was also beer sampling Friday, and a bag tournament Saturday.
Music was by Up in Smoke regulars Standing Hampton and Bolder Road, along with Sheltered Reality, The Spacemen and magician/comedian Mike Prestby.