Category Archives: Contest

Sleepy Eye’s Backyard BBQ Cook-Off

Location: Allison Park, Sleepy Eye, MN

Sleepy Eye’s 2nd Annual Backyard BBQ Rib Cook-off will take place the Saturday August 18th during Corn Days weekend at Allison Park. Public tasting will run from 1-4pm; Team judging for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place cash prize will take place at 1pm.

Cost: $10 gets you 6 tickets plus plate & sides (1 rib = 1 ticket).
Grainbelt & 1919 root beer tickets available for purchase separately.

LIVE Music by Pour Me Band

Proceeds from the day will go towards enhancing Sleepy Eye Lake Acivities & Recreation Opportunities.

Contest Registration can be found on the contest website.

Ribs N Rides

3rd Annual Ribs N Rides Backyard Cook-Off

Location: Big Lake, MN

September 29 at Tootsie’s Tavern in Big Lake, MN

Entry: $125, 10-12 racks of St.Louis ribs and 8 chicken thighs, people’s choice after rib turn-in

Family friendly event with all proceeds benefiting Beyond the Yellow Ribbon of Big Lake

Bike rally, silent auction, music, drink specials and rib kits for public tasting

1st-3rd place trophies and payouts for ribs, chicken and people’s choice

Call Thad at 763-286-5821 or Cassie at 612-490-5528, or email for more information.

Event Flyer

Ribs N Rides Sign Up Form

One Way Festival Rockin' Ribfest

One Way Festival Rockin Ribfest

Location: Willmar, MN

Join us for the first annual One Way Festival Rockin’ Ribfest.

The One Way Festival Rockin’ Ribfest is part of the One Way festival – A day of christian unity, with food, “live” music, ribs and family. Tickets for the One Way Festival event are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Ribbers and teams will gain entry with their contest entry fee. Food and ribs will be an extra cost. This is an family friendly, non-alcoholic event! Come spend the day cooking ribs by the lake on Robbins Island Park in Willmar, Mn. Highway 71 N, Willmar, MN 56201

Entry Fee: $75.00 Early bird before August 1st.  $100 Late fee (August 2 – 25th)

1st Place $300
2nd Place $200
3rd Place $100
People’s Choice $100


Application form and rules can be found here:
For more contest info please contact Rich Oxley at or 612-703-3469