Category Archives: Contest

Rib Cook Off for the Vets

2nd Annual Rib Cook Off for the Vets

Date:  July 8, 2017

Location:  Crosslake Town Square, Cross Lake, MN

Q-ing For Communities is hosting their annual rib cook off to support M.A.C.V ( Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans) . Last year they raised 3500.00 dollars to help support their local veterans. They were also able to support the Crosslake Community Center with a donation of 500.00 dollars.
Once again they are hosting a rib cooking competition for prize money and trophies. Tickets will be 2.00 per ticket of one rib sample. There will be live music from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm with the award ceremony and live action to follow.

Click HERE for more information.


Le Center Post 108 Sons of the American Legion 2017 Cook Off

On July 29th , 2017 the Le Center Post 108 Sons of the American Legion (SAL) and the Le Center Sportsmen’s Club will be holding their second annual community wide BBQ cook off. More than 20 teams are expected to participate as competitors, while more than 200 will enjoy a meal, live music and drawings for prizes. Funds from this event will be used to support youth activities sponsored by each organization and to help our local veterans and families. In the past, these activities have included expanding sports opportunities, youth leadership, educational projects, along with volunteering time and funds to Veterans and community members of need.

Providing the opportunities listed above often requires the listed organizations to ask for support from individuals and businesses. Your support of the SAL and Le Center area veterans would be greatly appreciated. It is our hope that you will support our BBQ cook off through a donation of your choosing. Doing so would greatly improve our raffle sales and participation, as many people in our area are already familiar with your excellent reputation.

The Post 108 Sons of the American Legion and Le Sueur County Sportsmen’s Club will honor your donation by identifying and announcing yourself as a supporter of the day’s activities and acknowledge your participation at its dinner.

Kids 12 and under eat for $2.50
Beanbag tournament
Registration dead line for competition is July 21st
Contact Wally Blaschko 507-420-0549

Smoke-N-Wright BBQ Contest


Location: Saint Michael, MN

30 Teams Wanted Entry fee: $175 Main Event ( 4 categories) 100% payout

Categories: Chicken, Ribs, Something Sea Food, Something Butt!!

$50 Entry For Peoples Choice ( Ribs Sponsored By J &B Group) top 3 paid to Sign up or for Rules. 763-497-1766

Or Sign up @ Sadie’s Coffee Shop Judges Sign up:

Open to the Public at 10 am. $15.00 to sample and vote on Peoples choice. Ribs to be served 11:30 am until Gone.

Live and or DJ’d Music ( TBA) Silent Auction, Raffles, Lets make a Deal with Kim

( All Proceeds go Directly to Mission 22)

Sponsored by: Big Al’s Bowling, J&B Group, Sadie’s Coffee, I know A Guy, Jurrens & Associates, Midwest Rubs, Kremer’s Toy & Hobby and Many more.

Second Annual Wright County Awareness Ride Saturday, September23, 2017

Registration: 9:00 – 9:45 / KSU 10:00 $20 per bike

Extra Rider $10.00/ Entry Includes Breakfast & small coffee For more information on who we are: All proceeds go towards our mission of empowering abused children

Directions to event.

Pig N Wing Challenge

Pig N Wing Challenge

Location: Wadena County Fairgrounds in Wadena, MN

This is a Backyard cook off featuring a rib category and a chicken wing category.  Contestants can enter either one or both categories.  Cash prizes are given for each category with winners being determined by judges.  There’s also a People’s Choice award in each category with winners determined by votes from the public.  The public is welcome at this event, they sample ribs and wings from the contestants and vote for their favorites.  French fries & corn on the cob are sold at this event and of course there’s a beer garden. This year there will be a car show as well!  All proceeds from the event go to the Wadena Lions Club.  Come have a great time cooking ribs n wings and help out the Wadena Lions!Wadena County Fairgrounds

For more information please email and follow the event on Facebook at

Rotary Rock-N-Ribs BBQ Event

Rotary Rock-n-Ribs Backyard

Location: Oktoberfest Grounds – La Crosse, WI

You do not need any special or fancy equipment to be in our Backyard Competition…just your backyard smoker or grill and a little cooking skill. If you have ever wanted to get your feet wet and try competitive barbecue but are not up to the task of cooking in a professional competition that includes 4 meats and 30 minutes apart turn-ins, try the Rotary Rock-n- Ribs Backyard Competition. The Backyard Competition only consists of two meats and you don’t have to cook the meats all night. Just bring your tent or camper, easy up or canopy, smoker, meats, rubs and lawn chair and plan to have a lot of fun. You can exchange a few tips and ideas with other competitors, get the feel for the full-scale competition, and check out the professional team smokers. A few of you will be going home with prize money and bragging rights to tell your family and friends.

Entry Fees

The entry fee is $125.00 and covers two meats: chicken and pork ribs, along with a 30 amp power hookup and water near your site. All teams are responsible for providing their own meat.


The 2017 Rotary Rock-n- Ribs competition will be our second KCBS sanctioned “Stand Alone Backyard Contest” that will be comprised of non-professional teams that are required to cook both meats to win the Grand Champion and the Reserved Grand Champion Awards. Our competition will consist of each chicken and pork ribs categories with 1 st through 10th place prizes.

Chicken & Pork Ribs Entry ($5000 total payout)

Overall Scores

  • Grand Champion $1000.00 (Trophy or Plaque included)
  • Reserved Grand Champion $500.00 (Trophy or Plaque included)

Chicken & Pork Ribs Categories

  • 1st Place $350.00 (Trophy included)
  • 2nd Place $300.00 (Trophy included)
  • 3rd Place $250.00 (Trophy included)
  • 4th Place $200.00
  • 5th Place $150.00
  • 6th Place $100.00
  • 7th Place $100.00
  • 8th Place $100.00
  • 9th Place $100.00
  • 10th Place $100.00

More information on rotary website:

Rotary Rock-N-Ribs BBQ Event

Rock-n-Ribs Pro

Location: Oktoberfest Grounds – La Crosse, WI

The 2017 Rotary Rock-n-Ribs competition will be our first year to be a professional, full sanctioned, contest by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) and a State Championship Competition. The winner of our Rotary Rock-n-Ribs barbeque competition will get an automatic invite to the American Royal Invitational and in the Jack Daniels draw.

Entry Fees

The entry fee is $250.00 and covers all four (4) meat categories: Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Shoulder/Boston Butt, and Beef Brisket, along with a 30 amp power hookup and water near your site. No refunds. All teams are responsible for providing their own meat.


Total payout will be $10,000. Contestants must compete in all four meat categories to be eligible for overall awards. Plaque or trophies will be awarded to the Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, 3rd Place Overall and 1st through 3rd place winners in each category. Prize money will be awarded to the Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, 3rd Overall, and 1st through 10th places in each meat category. Payouts can only be decreased with KCBS Board approval and notification to the teams. Payouts can be increased at the organizer’s discretion. Payout listing is as follows:

Overall Scores

  • Grand Champion $1000.00 (Trophy or Plaque included)
  • Reserved Grand Champion $600.00 (Trophy or Plaque included)
  • Overall Scores $400.00 (Trophy or Plaque included)

Each Meat Category:

  • 1st Place $500.00 (Trophy included)
  • 2nd Place $400.00 (Trophy included)
  • 3rd Place $300.00 (Trophy included)
  • 4th Place $200.00
  • 5th Place $100.00
  • 6th Place $100.00
  • 7th Place $100.00
  • 8th Place $100.00
  • 9th Place $100.00
  • 10th Place $100.00

More information on rotary website:

Barbecue and Brew Fest

Deer River BBQ & Brew Fest

Date:  July 15th 2017

Location: Deer River, MN.  Behind the Outpost Bar and Grill on Hwy 2.

Register Before May 1st and save!!!!

This unique Backyard event is put on by the Deer River Chamber of Commerce and gives you the opportunity to hone your skills on all four categories.  Ribs, Chicken, Pork & Brisket.  In addition, all burners will be able to take part in a crowd favorite chicken wing competition (FREE).  You will be able to show off your stuff and let the public sample your Q.  Live music and a Home Brew Completion!   Follow link for more details: BBQ & BREW

BBQ Cowboy

Heartland Days Amateur BBQ Contest

Dates:  June 23-24, 2017

Location:  Lewiston, MN

Heartland Days Amateur BBQ Contest

June 23-24, 2017

Heartland Days Fest Area Lewiston, MN

Blues Music Food vendors Amateur BBQ contest.

$60 registration fee includes 20×30’ space and  25 pounds of thawed pork butt


Friday:  6:00 am -2:00pm Contestants arrive and get set up. They prep, smoke, and cook their pork  butt all day and night. 5:00 pm  Cooks meeting 8:30 pm-12:30 am Blues Band-Announcement coming soon. 4:00-8:00 pm   Food vendors-open for spectators

Saturday: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Ends at 1:00 or when the food is gone. Judging-People’s Choice. Spectators can purchase voting tickets and  Taste the food offered by the contestants. Whoever gets the most tickets  wins.

11:00 am-2:00 pm Bridget Kelly Band 10:00 am-8:00 pm Food vendors-open for spectators

2:30 pm  Awards Ceremony for the BBQ Contest.  Winner gets 50% of the pot and a plaque Mayor’s Choice winner gets $60 and a certificate Organizers may choose to award more places depending on how the  ticket sales go that day.

Beginners and amateurs welcome! Contest organizers will be purchasing the MN event food license. Contestants do not need to be licensed. We will have a sanitarian on site to monitor for food safety rules.

For more information, contact Shawn Kennedy-Lee at or 507-3131908.

Old Settlers BBQ Bash

Old Settlers BBQ Bash

Date:  June 23, 2017

Location:  Barrett, MN

Rib cook-off to benefit the Barrett Fire Department Flames Auxiliary. $50 entry fee –  ribs are provided! $200 top prize!

Click HERE for the application.

Click HERE for the rules.