Category Archives: KCBS

Minnesota in May 2020

Minnesota in May 2020 will be hosted at the Isanti County fairgrounds in Cambridge Minnesota.

This year’s contest will include KCBS, Backyard as well as a Kid’s Que competitions.

Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for more information as the event gets closer.

Hope to see you there!

Blue Hills BBQ Logo

Blue Hills BBQ Fest

Location: Rice Lake, Wisconsin 54868

The BLUE HILLS BAR-B-Q FEST welcomes you to a KCBS Competition in beautiful Rice Lake, Wisconsin on May 31st and June 1st at the Barron County Fair Grounds. On Site Camping is available with 30 Amp electric and water connection. A dump station is also available on site. We are capping entries at 25 and are nearly there, so sign up soon. Register on line at and click on the Blue Hills Bar-B-Q Fest link. Over $6,300 in cash prize money being awarded. The Blue Hills Bar-B- Q Fest also features a Classic Car Show, Live Bands, Corn Hole Toss Competition, and much more family fun! We can’t wait to meet you in Rice Lake, Wisconsin!

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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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Howl at the Moon:

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Flippin Pigs of Peak

Flippin’ Pigs of Peak

Location: Lakeview Arena, Marquette MI

Flippin’ Pigs of Peak Barbeque Competition is a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned contest which will allow the winning team to automatically qualify for the annual American Royal and the winning team gets a bung (a whiskey barrel “stopper”) with their name on it in the drawing to get to go to the Jack Daniels BBQ Competition. That bung is put in the winning team’s state/country and then may be drawn for entry into the Jack. BBQ teams and grilling gurus from across the Midwest and Canada will be descending upon Marquette to cook some tasty BBQ and compete for prizes and some serious bragging rights.

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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

Rose Festival BBQ

Rose Festival BBQ

Location: State Center, IA
On June 13-16th, the State Center Community is hosting an Annual Rose Festival celebration, held since 1958. Along with tons of family fun activities and a variety of food vendors, People’s Choice BBQ entrants cook up some ribs in a friendly competition June 14th. Along with our 19th a Annual KCBS BBQ Competition, that has a $5,250 payout! The streets will be lined with local vendors, a car show, fun zones for kids, a parade, entertainment, fireworks, and a beautiful Rose Garden throughout the weekend.

For additional information please check out our website

All proceeds collected by the Rose Festival go back into the community and Rose Festival planning activities. We, residents of the local community, would like to invite you and your family & friends to come enjoy the festival and be a part of the community.

There are three cooking events during Rose Festival:

Mankato Cookout

Mankato Cookout

Location: Mankato, MN


It’s a fun contest located in an awesome campground along the MN River. Come out to support MN BBQ and local veterans by raising funds for Tee It Up for the Troops.

$10,000 Prize Money per day
Prize money paid to 10th Place in each category
20′ x 30′ spots included with full registration
Electricity up to 50 amps is provided
Water & Showers on site
Music, food, beverages

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Ottumwa Smoketoberfest

Ottumwa Smoketoberfest

Location: Ottumwa, IA

The 2nd Annual Ottumwa Smoketoberfest Event will be held at the Ottumwa Jimmy Jones Shelter Park (same location as our 2018 event). We can’t guarantee dry and beautiful weather but we can guarantee a $20,000 prize purse again for our event this year. Our event is limited to the first 52 teams. To get signed up just click on the sign up button on the official site!

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Bring’n Home the Bacon

Location: West Salem WI, Neshonoc Lakeside Camp

The 2019 BRING’N HOME THE BACON competition is a Master Series/State Championship contest sanctioned by the KCBS and will be held on June 22, 2019 at the Neshonoc Lakeside Camp – Resort, N5334 Neshonoc Road (Hwy 16), West Salem WI 54669.

To amplify our event, we have partnered with Neshonoc Lakeside Camp – Resort to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. We will be selling tickets for a chance to win a Whitewater Drum Smoker (Thank you Dan and Randy) and possibility have a 50/50 drawing and a silent auction event. If you wish to contribute, please let us know – we greatly appreciate any help.

Bring’n Home the Bacon Master Series/State Championship. Winner gets an automatic invite to the American Royal Invitational and be put in the Jack Daniels draw.

For all contest and event information please visit

Smoke on the Water Kenora Luxe BBQ Company

Smoke on the Water Kenora

Location: Kenora, Ontario

The grills and smokers will be fired up and ready to “Q” for our 3rd Annual “Smoke on the Water” (formerly “Triple B”) Luxe Barbeque Company Pitmasters BBQ Championships DOUBLE HEADER – being held at the Whitecap Pavilion in beautiful Kenora, Ontario June 22nd, 23rd & 24th, 2018. This Kansas City Barbecue Society Sanctioned Competition is open to amateurs and professionals competing for points and prizes for the Grand Championship Pit Masters event and a chance to compete at the Jack Daniel’s World Invitational Barbeque Competition (Lynchburg, Tennessee, USA), The World Food Championships (Orange Beach, Alabama, USA), and American Royal Championships (Kansas City, Missouri, USA).

For full event and contest information visit the official page here.