Category Archives: Backyard

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


For more contest info please contact Rich Oxley at or 612-703-3469

3rd Annual Rib Fest

Date: July 14, 2018

Location:  American Legion Hall, Roseville, MN

$70 entry fee includes 5 racks of ribs (1 for you to keep!), hat and drink token.

Live music after judging. $325 in cash prizes!

A fun event with limited entries – sign up early for this one!

Click Here for Registration Information!

Le Center Post 108 Sons of the American Legion 2018 Cook Off

On June 2, 2018 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
Rules and more information can be found here!

2nd Annual Rigs and Pigs

2nd Annual Rigs and Pigs

Buffalo, MN (209 5th Street NE Buffalo, MN)

BBQ Cook-Off which includes rib tasting/voting by public, Car Show, Silent Auction, Live Music.  This second annual event will provide a beautiful afternoon activity to spend with the fathers in your life.

$125 registration fee

Ribs and Chicken provided, cash and trophy awards for 1-3 ribs and chicken, peoples choice and grand champion.  Judged by Local Police and Fire Department members.

Sponsored by the surrounding community and Proceeds go towards Timber Bay, Mentors for Life, Buffalo branch

For more information contact Thad, 763-286-5821 or Cassie, 612-490-5528 or email



2018 Rigs & Pigs Flyer

Ham Lake Lanes Rib Cook Off Logo

Ham Lake Lanes Rib Cook Off

Location: Ham Lake Lanes, 16465 Highway 65 NE, Ham Lake, MN 55304

The Amateur Rib Contest is a community based fundraising event. Ham Lake Lanes supplies six (6) racks of ribs. Contestants will submit the best six (6) bones from the 6 racks for judging. It is expected that five racks of ribs cut into individual ribs from the six slabs Ham Lake Lanes provides, will be available for public tasting.

For more information and event registration go to

Ham Lake Lanes Rib Cook Off Flyer

Boomer Backyard BBQ

Boomer Backyard BBQ Cookoff

Date:  August 17-18, 2018

Location:  Canton, MN

4 Meat Categories, $3,000 total payout,
10 team limit
Contact Brady Bergey at or 507-273-2564 for more information.

Click HERE for more information!