Category Archives: Backyard

Boomer Backyard BBQ Cookoff – Cancelled


Location: Canton, MN

August 14-15th
$125 Entry Fee
100% Payout
Minimum of 10 Teams Required
Maximum of 12 Teams
4 Meat Categories
(Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork, & Beef Brisket)
*For Backyard Cook Teams Only, must meet KCBS definition of a Backyard Team.*

No electricity or water provided.

Please contact Brady at with any questions or to sign up. Only 4 spots remain, first 4 to register are in!

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Bent Brewbqued

BBQ Contest Fundraiser at Bent Brewstillery, Roseville, MN

Sign up By August 29th to Compete, (Peoples Choice must be paid in advance by September 9th)

Up to $7,000 in prizes! See more below.




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Rigs and Pigs BBQ Cook-off and Car Show (Cancelled for 2020)

Location: Buffalo, MN

4th Annual Rigs and Pigs BBQ Cook-off and Car Show on Father’s day, June 21st!

Family friendly non-sanctioned backyard event
Silent Auction, car show, delicious food and lots of giveaways
Open to public for rib tasting
All proceeds go towards TimberBay and Ry’s Hope foundations

$125 registration fee, space for up to 25 teams
Over $2,000 in payouts 1st, 2nd and 3rd in chicken, ribs and people’s choice
St. Louis cut ribs and chicken thighs will be provided by event coordinator

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The Get Busy LIVIN Music Fest (Cancelled for 2020)

*Cancelled for 2020, OFFICIAL 2020 TOY qualifier, Date moved to 2021*

Location: ERX Motor Park, Elk River, Mn

The annual #LIVIN Music Festival is back and better than ever. This event is a chance to raise funds to help bring awareness to mental health issues, reducing the stigma that surrounds suicide and to hopefully give help to those who are dealing with loss from suicide.

This year is a 2 day event!
Friday September 17th – This will be a relaxing afternoon/evening for volunteers, campers and BBQ
teams to relax and get to know new people. There will be free live music and more ideas in the works!
Saturday September 18th – This BBQ competition will include ribs and chicken categories.
Entry fee – ??

We have space for a minimum of 20 teams, so no need to worry.

Ribs – 10 St. Louis cut ribs provided to each team
Chicken – Each team will provide their meat for this category.
Awards – There will be a minimum of $1200 towards payouts, the more teams the bigger the payouts Plus trophy’s for 1 st – 3 rd in each category, plus 1 st place for People’s Choice.
Judging – We will have 6 judges again, with a minimum of 1 person being a certified KCBS judge and/or someone with vast experience in competitions to train our other judges, with the possibility of 1 or 2
celebrity judges.
Camping – Each team will get 1 spot to camp from Friday through Sunday morning, no hookups.
Music- This is by far a great way to spend your weekend. Friday there will be a concert (Great Band!) for all those attending. Saturday afternoon there also will be free live music from some amazing local Midwest artists. Plus at night on the main stage will be even bigger names with one national headliner.
Each team will receive 4 G.A. tickets for the main stage. During the people’s choice tasting feel free to make up your ‘specialty’ and hand out to the public, make this day fun for them and yourselves.
During the contest water will be available, but electricity not at this point.
To find out more about The LIVIN Foundation please check them out! 

Please email for questions and/or a signup form.

#LIVIN #reducethestigma #helphopehugs #youMATTer

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Knights of Columbus BBQ Rib & Chicken Back Yard Competition


Location: 9492 Baptist Road, Princeton MN

The Knights of Columbus #8571 on August 15th 2020 will be hosting the 2nd Annual BACK YARD TEAM OF THE YEAR RIB & CHICKEN BBQ COMPETITION! The 11th Annual KC Chaity Car Show & Swap Meet. Free Admission, Free Parking-Rain or Shine. See Flyer for more Information. Any Questions Call or email to Rick Schwartz 763-482-7182,

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Smokin in Steele BBQ and Blues Festival (Cancelled for 2020)

Location: Steele County Fairgrounds , Owatonna, MN

The 13th annual Smokin in Steele BBQ and Blues Festival continues our long tradition of top quality festival experiences. Our KCBS contest is Smokin with Smithfield for the 3rd year in a row. Purse is 11,000 paying to 10th in categories and 10th overall. Our Backyard contest is again a MN BBQ Society TOY qualifier. SCA is a $2000 payout, Kids Q is free registration again. Our BBQ vendors will be top notch again. The Beer Garden will be jumping with our Blues Festival ,voted again as the Best Music Festival in Southern Minnesota. Onsite camping is another plus. See our website for further info. And watch our Facebook page for opening of registration pages, event details and updates.

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B-Dale BBQ contest


Location: 2100 Dale St North Roseville MN

Annual Backyard BBQ contest sponsored by the B Dale club and Poolside in Little Canada.

See flyer for details B Dale BBQ Contest 2020

This Contest is a qualifier for MNBBQ Society for the backyard team of the year!

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Bring’n Home the Bacon – Double

*OFFICIAL: MN TOY 2020 QUALIFIER, 10-17, 10-18*

Location: N5334 Neshonoc Road, West Salem WI

The Bring’n Home the Bacon is a fun filled weekend for barbeque friends and family to get together to share great times and have a little competition as an add-on to the weekend of Oct 16-18, 2020. We offer children to participate in the fun Kids Q competition and adults to participate in the Sam’s Club SCA Steak Competition on Friday evening. Also, teams are more than welcome to join in the KCBS Master/Pro Series, Backyard, and/or the ‘Anything Bacon’ competitions on Saturday and Sunday. All of the events are held at the beautiful and spacious Neshonoc Lakeside Camp-Resort in West Salem WI – electricity and water available to all sites. All teams are invited to share their campsite with another team to help keep costs down. You will find great prize money awarded out to teams and surely will have fun with your friends and family at the Bring’n Home the Bacon BBQ Event !

The KCBS Pro Series and Backyard series are both MN BBQ Society Team of the Year qualifiers!

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