Monthly Archives: February 2017

Madison Lake in May

Madison Lake In May Rib Cook Off

Location: Madison Lake, MN

Located at the heart of 4 lakes, Madison Lake is a beautiful place to be in May. Our event is growing every year. Event starts May 19th with contestant camping available and live music. While our contestants are grilling we have a farmers market Saturday morning, a bean bag tournament at noon, and other Main Street activities through out the day.

All of the information is on The Lucky Lure website, the host of this event.

BBQ Spring Training

Spring Training 2018

Time: 7:30AM – 4:30PM – Great BBQ Lunch Included
Location: Falcon Heights, MN

The Minnesota BBQ Society is pleased to join the University of Minnesota Meat Science Department once again to offer the BBQ Spring Training Workshop on April 14, 2018 in the Andrew Boss Laboratory of Meat Science.  This full day program is packed with lectures and demonstrations provided by meat scientists, industry professionals, and Minnesota BBQ Society competition pros.

The workshop contains something for everyone, from the amateur backyard cook to seasoned competition chefs.  Your registration for the workshop includes a binder full of all the presentations, a University of Minnesota Meat Science hat and apron, breakfast refreshments, BBQ lunch, and product tastings, all for a reduced registration rate of $150 per person for members and $175 for non-members.  The entire program will take place in the Andrew Boss Laboratory of Meat Science on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota. The day begins with a very informative tour of the Meat Lab; the University raises their own livestock and slaughters them on site. There is also a retail shop where the University’s own meats, sausages, cheeses and amazing ice cream are available for sale.

This year we are excited to announce our keynote speaker, Meathead Goldwyn!. He is the author of Meathead, The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling, a New York Times Best Seller and for months in the top 100 of all 8 million books on

Meathead Goldwyn


Some of this year’s topics include:

The Science of Meat

BBQ Equipment- Theories & Reality

The Art of Cooking BBQ

Barbeque Showcase

What it takes to be a BBQ Team in Backyard & Pro

The Right Equipment for You

Sausage Fundamentals



Up In Smoke BBQ Bash. May the fork be with you!

Up in Smoke BBQ Bash

Location: East Park, Mason City, Iowa

The Up in Smoke BBQ Bash is KCBS state championship just across the Iowa/Minnesota border, down Interstate 35.  Held in a beautiful park with a nearly $10,000 prizes.  The Up in Smoke BBQ Bash has great live music, activities for the kids, FREE admission and is a great weekend.  Join us!

KCBS Contest Registration: