Category Archives: Backyard

Heartland Days BBQ Contest

Heartland Days BBQ Contest

Location: 100 Harrison St. Lewiston, MN

Join us for the third Heartland Days BBQ Backyard contest! $190 registration fee includes a 20 x 30′ space, 30 pounds of thawed beef brisket, and potable hot water. No electricity provided.
Public double blind judging on June 22. Winner gets 50% of the voting ticket sales and a plaque. Lewiston’s Choice winner gets $190 and a certificate. Limited to 8 contestants. Registration deadline is June 1, 2019.
Beginners and amateurs welcome!

For more information, contact Shawn Kennedy-Lee at or 507-313-1908.

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Fired Up at the Tower Flyer

Fired Up at the Tower

Location: Ogilvie Tower Park, Ogilvie MN

This backyard bbq event will be limited to 18 teams. Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Get your application in early!

Bring the family for a whole day of fun – Back to the Tower Days events throughout town all day!

Rib competition open to the public for purchase.
Turn in 2pm – open to the public immediately after.

Cash prizes for 1st-3rd place
Trophy for people’s choice award.

For more information please contact

Fired Up At The Tower Flyer

Rumble on the River

Rumble on the River

Location: Morris Manitoba (26 miles from US Boarder)

Red River Rumble BBQ in conjunction with the Howl at the Moon Music Festival is hosting the following events:
SCA Judges Class.KCBS Master * KCBS Backyard * SCA World Qualifier
Register for KCBS Events by May 1st and save!

SCA Judges Course July 25, SCA Cook Off July 26
KCBS Master and Backyard July 27

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SCA Registration:
Howl at the Moon:

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Pig N Wing Challenge

The Wadena Lions Club Pig N Wing Challenge

Location: Wadena County Fairgrounds, Wadena, MN

This will be the 10th annual event! The Pig N Wing Challenge is a backyard BBQ competition which includes chicken wings and pork ribs. Teams can enter just one of the categories or both. The public buys tickets to sample the delicious wings and ribs and vote for their favorites. Proceeds go directly to Wadena Lions charities. There’s also a car show during the day! Cash prizes awarded in judged categories as well as people’s choice. Come join us for Pig N Wing 10! For more info or to request an entry form please email:

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Smokin In Steele 2019

Smokin in Steele BBQ and Blues Festival

Location: Steele County Fairgrounds, MN
12th Annual Smokin in Steele BBQ & Blues Festival.

We are Knights of Columbus raising money for Special Olympics.
2nd year recipient of Smokin With SmithfieldGrant. #smokinwithsmithfield

KCBS sanctioned state championship with $11,000 purse – top 10 per category and top 10 overall ( additional 2 grand when we get to 55 teams).

SCA sanctioned Steak Comp – $2,000 payout

Backyard event – counts toward Backyard TOY

Kids Q – free registration

PLUS: full Blues Festival – Best Music Festival in Southern Minnesota for 2018!
See our website for the rest of our packed schedule of family friendly events.

Camping available.
Bring the family – stay the weekend – enjoy some social time with your BBQ friends !

KCBS 2019 Rules
SiS Backyard Rules 2019

Madison Lake In May Rib Cook Off

Location: Madison Lake, MN

Register today for the 6th annual MadMayBBQ Ribs ‘N Chicken contest. Eat, drink, and play on Main Street Madison Lake. Pick up meat May 16, 17, or 18 but all cooking must be done on site between 7AM to 4PM on the day of the event. Come Friday for live music and we can find you a campsite if needed. See for all of the information.