Monthly Archives: March 2019

Grillin' and Chillin' Sauk Centre

Grillin’ and Chillin’ in Sauk Centre

Location: Sauk Centre, MN

Join us for the 10th Annual Barbecue Cook-off

Contest at Sinclair Lewis Park in Sauk Centre, September 7, 2019 from 10 AM – 4 PM.
Ribs and chicken only. Sales to the public is an option. Side dishes are option. Trophy’s and cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place. $100 entry fee. All entry fees used for prizes. Register early for your favorite site in the park. Email Pam at for further info.

Get Busy LIVIN

Get Busy LIVIN Music Festival and Rib Cookoff

Location: ERX Motor Park, Elk River, MN

2nd Annual Rib Cook-Off that coincides with The Get Busy LIVIN Music Festival.

20 Team Max, with last years teams getting priority.
$125/team with ribs provided.
Trophy’s and payout to top 3 teams, plus a trophy for people’s choice.
All money raised will benefit the LIVIN Foundation, a non profit organization that focuses on mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Check them out at for more info on what they do and more info on the music fest itself.

For more information please email Chris Gardner

Rose Festival BBQ

Rose Festival BBQ

Location: State Center, IA
On June 13-16th, the State Center Community is hosting an Annual Rose Festival celebration, held since 1958. Along with tons of family fun activities and a variety of food vendors, People’s Choice BBQ entrants cook up some ribs in a friendly competition June 14th. Along with our 19th a Annual KCBS BBQ Competition, that has a $5,250 payout! The streets will be lined with local vendors, a car show, fun zones for kids, a parade, entertainment, fireworks, and a beautiful Rose Garden throughout the weekend.

For additional information please check out our website

All proceeds collected by the Rose Festival go back into the community and Rose Festival planning activities. We, residents of the local community, would like to invite you and your family & friends to come enjoy the festival and be a part of the community.

There are three cooking events during Rose Festival:

Mankato Cookout

Mankato Cookout

Location: Mankato, MN


It’s a fun contest located in an awesome campground along the MN River. Come out to support MN BBQ and local veterans by raising funds for Tee It Up for the Troops.

$10,000 Prize Money per day
Prize money paid to 10th Place in each category
20′ x 30′ spots included with full registration
Electricity up to 50 amps is provided
Water & Showers on site
Music, food, beverages

Official Site

Ottumwa Smoketoberfest

Ottumwa Smoketoberfest

Location: Ottumwa, IA

The 2nd Annual Ottumwa Smoketoberfest Event will be held at the Ottumwa Jimmy Jones Shelter Park (same location as our 2018 event). We can’t guarantee dry and beautiful weather but we can guarantee a $20,000 prize purse again for our event this year. Our event is limited to the first 52 teams. To get signed up just click on the sign up button on the official site!

Official Site

B-dale 7th Annual BBQ Contest

Location: Roseville, MN
B-Dale 7Th annual Contest is back!

Contestant $100 Entry Fee includes:

5 racks of supplied ribs & 8 chicken thighs, 2 drink tickets,

and a chance to win cash prizes.

• Must supply your own grill and grilling site shelter
• Must be registered and paid by 7-26-2019

To register contact Beth Salzl at (651) 765-8088 or

Official Flyer

Rigs and Pigs

Location: Buffalo, MN

Rigs and Pigs
Third Annual BBQ Cook-Off and Car Show

Father’s Day – Sunday, June 16, 2019

$125 entry fee includes St. Louis ribs and chicken thighs

Cash and trophy awards
Blind judging and Peoples choice
Silent Auction
Public Tasting open 1-5pm

All Proceeds go towards TimberBay Mentors for Life, Buffalo branch and Ry’s Hope Foundation

Facebook Event
Official Flyer