Monthly Archives: August 2017

Ribs N Rides Big Lake

Ribs N Rides for the Ribbon 2nd Annual BBQ Cook-Off and Bike Rally

Location: Tootsie’s Tavern, Big Lake, MN
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Categories: Ribs (judged and people’s choice), Chicken (judged), Unique Eats (judged)
St. Louis style ribs and chicken thighs are provided.
Cash awards and trophies for all 4 categories!
Registration: $125 per team (space is limited to 25 teams)

Open To Public 12-5
Bike Rally, DJ, Silent Auction and Door Prizes!
All Proceeds go to Big Lake Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

Thad Yuker 763-286-5821
Cassie Yuker 612-490-5528

Full flyer here: RIBS N RIDES 2017

Steamboat Days Carver Cookout

Date:  September 9, 2017

Location: Carver, MN

This is a Rib competition. Contestant must cook on site. Judging will be based on Taste, Tenderness, and Appearance.

  • Entry Fee: $50 per
  • Date & Time: September 9, 2017 Turn in 2pm
  • Check-in Starts: Saturday 7 am  Ribs will be provided
  • Turn in times: Ribs – 2pm
  • Judging Starts: 2pm

Click HERE for more information.

BBQ Cowboy

Delano Lanes BBQ Contest

Date:  September 23, 2017

Location:  Delano Lanes

$125 Entry Fee Covers All Meats!!

Click HERE for more information or to register.

Countryfest Oak Grove

CountryFest presents the 4th Annual RibFest

Location: St. Patrick Catholic Church, 19921 Nightingale St NW, Oak Grove, MN 55011

Entry Fee: $75 through August 30. $100 after August 30

Grand Champion: $1000.00

Reserve Champion: $400.00

People’s Choice: Free entry into CountryFest 2018 RibFest

Schedule of Events
9:00 am Registration
10:00 am Contest Pitmaster meeting
6:00 pm Rib turn-in
6:05 pm Public tasting
7:30 pm Winners announced under the Main Tent

Each team will be provided with 6 slabs of S. Louis Style Ribs for cooking. Each team must submit a minimum of 5 ribs for judging. Please see reverse for additional rules.

More information on the entire 3 day event can be found here.

Registration form for RibFest can be found here:
RibFest 2017 Bulletin Insert (005)

Bear Cave Backyard BBQ Bash

Bear Cave Backyard BBQ Bash

Location: Stewartville, MN
Date: September 23, 2017

20 team event including a People’s Choice competition.

Teams will be provided 4 racks of ribs for the regular part of the competition and smaller pork butts for the people’s choice.

The local Fairway Foods has agreed to help us with the meat and getting that lined up. Live bands will play later in the day and many other events going on as well!

More information can be found here.

Tally's Blues Fest

BBQ Throw Down

Location: White Bear Lake, MN
Date: September 10, 2017

Calling all of your Backyard BBQ RIBS Smoking Chefs – Gather up your team of friends or neighbors for a BBQ Throw Down Competition.

“Now it is time to show off your BBQ smoking skills – Iron Chef White Bear Style”

Entry Deadline Monday August 28th, 2017

Entries are scored in three area:


More information can be found here.