Monthly Archives: May 2019

Pork in the Park 2019

Pork in the Park BBQ Cook-Off

Location: Hackensack, MN

The Pork in the Park BBQ Cook-Off is the 9th annual contest with Pro and Novice team categories. It’s also a public festival with beer garden and music in the Hackensack, MN City Park next to Birch Lake. Team registration ends on Wednesday, July 17.

Rules and regulations, entry forms, and other information will be available on the Pork in the Park Facebook page and also

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Wild West Days Rib Cook Off

Location: Zimmerman, MN

Wild West Days 2nd Annual Rib Cook Off. Zimmerman, MN. Sunday May 26th. Each cooker will get 8 racks of ribs. $75 to enter. Set up begins at 6am. No early birds. There will be awards for the top 3 cookers and an award for Fan Favorite. Judging at 1:30. Ribs are available to taste from 2-4pm. Awards at 4:30. To sign up visit,

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Heartland Days BBQ Contest

Heartland Days BBQ Contest

Location: 100 Harrison St. Lewiston, MN

Join us for the third Heartland Days BBQ Backyard contest! $190 registration fee includes a 20 x 30′ space, 30 pounds of thawed beef brisket, and potable hot water. No electricity provided.
Public double blind judging on June 22. Winner gets 50% of the voting ticket sales and a plaque. Lewiston’s Choice winner gets $190 and a certificate. Limited to 8 contestants. Registration deadline is June 1, 2019.
Beginners and amateurs welcome!

For more information, contact Shawn Kennedy-Lee at or 507-313-1908.

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Fired Up at the Tower Flyer

Fired Up at the Tower

Location: Ogilvie Tower Park, Ogilvie MN

This backyard bbq event will be limited to 18 teams. Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Get your application in early!

Bring the family for a whole day of fun – Back to the Tower Days events throughout town all day!

Rib competition open to the public for purchase.
Turn in 2pm – open to the public immediately after.

Cash prizes for 1st-3rd place
Trophy for people’s choice award.

For more information please contact

Fired Up At The Tower Flyer