Monthly Archives: April 2019

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Blue Hills BBQ Fest

Location: Rice Lake, Wisconsin 54868

The BLUE HILLS BAR-B-Q FEST welcomes you to a KCBS Competition in beautiful Rice Lake, Wisconsin on May 31st and June 1st at the Barron County Fair Grounds. On Site Camping is available with 30 Amp electric and water connection. A dump station is also available on site. We are capping entries at 25 and are nearly there, so sign up soon. Register on line at and click on the Blue Hills Bar-B-Q Fest link. Over $6,300 in cash prize money being awarded. The Blue Hills Bar-B- Q Fest also features a Classic Car Show, Live Bands, Corn Hole Toss Competition, and much more family fun! We can’t wait to meet you in Rice Lake, Wisconsin!

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Rumble on the River

Rumble on the River

Location: Morris Manitoba (26 miles from US Boarder)

Red River Rumble BBQ in conjunction with the Howl at the Moon Music Festival is hosting the following events:
SCA Judges Class.KCBS Master * KCBS Backyard * SCA World Qualifier
Register for KCBS Events by May 1st and save!

SCA Judges Course July 25, SCA Cook Off July 26
KCBS Master and Backyard July 27

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Howl at the Moon:

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Flippin Pigs of Peak

Flippin’ Pigs of Peak

Location: Lakeview Arena, Marquette MI

Flippin’ Pigs of Peak Barbeque Competition is a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned contest which will allow the winning team to automatically qualify for the annual American Royal and the winning team gets a bung (a whiskey barrel “stopper”) with their name on it in the drawing to get to go to the Jack Daniels BBQ Competition. That bung is put in the winning team’s state/country and then may be drawn for entry into the Jack. BBQ teams and grilling gurus from across the Midwest and Canada will be descending upon Marquette to cook some tasty BBQ and compete for prizes and some serious bragging rights.

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Pig N Wing Challenge

The Wadena Lions Club Pig N Wing Challenge

Location: Wadena County Fairgrounds, Wadena, MN

This will be the 10th annual event! The Pig N Wing Challenge is a backyard BBQ competition which includes chicken wings and pork ribs. Teams can enter just one of the categories or both. The public buys tickets to sample the delicious wings and ribs and vote for their favorites. Proceeds go directly to Wadena Lions charities. There’s also a car show during the day! Cash prizes awarded in judged categories as well as people’s choice. Come join us for Pig N Wing 10! For more info or to request an entry form please email:

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Smokin In Steele 2019

Smokin in Steele BBQ and Blues Festival

Location: Steele County Fairgrounds, MN
12th Annual Smokin in Steele BBQ & Blues Festival.

We are Knights of Columbus raising money for Special Olympics.
2nd year recipient of Smokin With SmithfieldGrant. #smokinwithsmithfield

KCBS sanctioned state championship with $11,000 purse – top 10 per category and top 10 overall ( additional 2 grand when we get to 55 teams).

SCA sanctioned Steak Comp – $2,000 payout

Backyard event – counts toward Backyard TOY

Kids Q – free registration

PLUS: full Blues Festival – Best Music Festival in Southern Minnesota for 2018!
See our website for the rest of our packed schedule of family friendly events.

Camping available.
Bring the family – stay the weekend – enjoy some social time with your BBQ friends !

KCBS 2019 Rules
SiS Backyard Rules 2019

Madison Lake In May Rib Cook Off

Location: Madison Lake, MN

Register today for the 6th annual MadMayBBQ Ribs ‘N Chicken contest. Eat, drink, and play on Main Street Madison Lake. Pick up meat May 16, 17, or 18 but all cooking must be done on site between 7AM to 4PM on the day of the event. Come Friday for live music and we can find you a campsite if needed. See for all of the information.