Category Archives: Backyard

Steamboat Days

Steamboat Days Carver Cookout

Date:  September 9, 2017

Location: Carver, MN

This is a Rib competition. Contestant must cook on site. Judging will be based on Taste, Tenderness, and Appearance.

  • Entry Fee: $50 per
  • Date & Time: September 9, 2017 Turn in 2pm
  • Check-in Starts: Saturday 7 am  Ribs will be provided
  • Turn in times: Ribs – 2pm
  • Judging Starts: 2pm

Click HERE for more information.

BBQ Cowboy

Delano Lanes BBQ Contest

Date:  September 23, 2017

Location:  Delano Lanes

$125 Entry Fee Covers All Meats!!

Click HERE for more information or to register.

Countryfest Oak Grove

CountryFest presents the 4th Annual RibFest

Location: St. Patrick Catholic Church, 19921 Nightingale St NW, Oak Grove, MN 55011

Entry Fee: $75 through August 30. $100 after August 30

Grand Champion: $1000.00

Reserve Champion: $400.00

People’s Choice: Free entry into CountryFest 2018 RibFest

Schedule of Events
9:00 am Registration
10:00 am Contest Pitmaster meeting
6:00 pm Rib turn-in
6:05 pm Public tasting
7:30 pm Winners announced under the Main Tent

Each team will be provided with 6 slabs of S. Louis Style Ribs for cooking. Each team must submit a minimum of 5 ribs for judging. Please see reverse for additional rules.

More information on the entire 3 day event can be found here.

Registration form for RibFest can be found here:
RibFest 2017 Bulletin Insert (005)

Bear Cave Backyard BBQ Bash

Bear Cave Backyard BBQ Bash

Location: Stewartville, MN
Date: September 23, 2017

20 team event including a People’s Choice competition.

Teams will be provided 4 racks of ribs for the regular part of the competition and smaller pork butts for the people’s choice.

The local Fairway Foods has agreed to help us with the meat and getting that lined up. Live bands will play later in the day and many other events going on as well!

More information can be found here.

Tally's Blues Fest

BBQ Throw Down

Location: White Bear Lake, MN
Date: September 10, 2017

Calling all of your Backyard BBQ RIBS Smoking Chefs – Gather up your team of friends or neighbors for a BBQ Throw Down Competition.

“Now it is time to show off your BBQ smoking skills – Iron Chef White Bear Style”

Entry Deadline Monday August 28th, 2017

Entries are scored in three area:


More information can be found here.


Next Chapter BBQ Cookoff

Next Chapter Ministries BBQ Cookoff

Date: August 19th, 2017
Location: Rochester MN

Next Chapter Ministries’ 7th Annual BBQ Cook Off Fundraiser is just around the corner and we would love for you to join us on August 19th from 3pm-6pm to be a part of it!

The day’s events include a BBQ Cook Off Competition, Pie Baking Competition, Pie Auction, Bean Bag Tournament, open house tours, and drawings for door prizes! This day will be packed with good times for a great cause. In the meantime, please consider marking your calendar to join us, sharing our event poster on social media, and inviting other folks to come.

For more information on the contest, events, and to sign up, please visit

Pitmasters BBQ 2017

2nd Annual Pitmasters BBQ Contest

Date: September 9th, 2017
Location: Southbrook Golf Club Annandale Mn

Annandale youth first and cardinal cupboard presents 2nd annual BBQ rib contest fundraiser.

This will be a people’s choice contest. $100.00 Entry.
10 racks of ribs will be provided.

$1000.00 dollars in price money for the top three
$500.00 – 1st
$300.00 – 2nd
$200.00 – 3rd

This payout is based on a ten team contest.

To sign up or if you have questions please contact Holly at Southbrook Golf Club or Kyle at 320-980-1902

BBQ Cowboy

Dakota County BBQ Contest

Date:  August 12, 2017
Location: Dakota County Fairgrounds, Farmington, MN
On August 12th, the Dakota County Fair in Farmington is holding it’s annual BBQ contest. This contest is extremely casual and perfect for first time BBQ contestants. The judge is a local radio personality.

Registration Information