Category Archives: Event

2019 KCBS Certified Judges Class

Certified BBQ Judge Class Signup

Are you interested in judging BBQ competitions?

To become a Certified BBQ Judge (CBJ), just attend our class at the University of Minnesota Meat Science Lab on March 9th! In a half-day’s time, you’ll learn how to grade world-class chicken, pulled pork, ribs and brisket – and taste them during the process!

By the time you’re finished, you’ll be ready to sign up for the next competition in your area!

The class will be held March-9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m.

Location: The University of Minnesota Meat Science Lab Main Auditorium
Room 125, 1354 Eckles Ave, Falcon Heights (St Paul) MN 55108.

Judges Class Signup Page

Spring Training 2019 Logo

Spring Training 2019

Location: University of Minnesota Andrew Boss Laboratory of Meat Science

The Spring Training Workshop is our premier educational event, this year held on April 13th at the University of Minnesota. The Minnesota BBQ Society joins the U of M Meat Science department to provide a full day program. The workshop is packed with lectures and demonstrations provided by meat scientists, industry professionals, and Minnesota BBQ Society competitors.
Our Keynote Speaker this year is “Meathead” of AmazingRibs.com.

For attendees, the workshop includes admission to the day’s events, as well as a binder full of all presentations, a continental breakfast, an AMAZING BBQ lunch, and refreshments during breaks along with product tastings. The entire program will take place in the Andrew Boss Laboratory of Meat Science on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota, main auditorium.

You are encouraged to register soon as space is limited!

The Minnesota BBQ Society is an organization dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of the art of outdoor cooking. The way in which we do this is through educational opportunities and activities, for the casual backyard chef to competition cooks and professionals, all sharing the same passion.

Register Today
Space is limited. We will provide a waiting list signup once the event is full.

Battle of the Badges 2018

Date:  September 22, 2018

Location:  North Commons Park, 1801 James Avenue North, Minneapolis

Times:  11:00am – 3:00pm

Free Food, Activities, and Live Music!

For more information about the event, please contact
Dick Dahlen
ddahlen@charter.net

Rotary Rock-N-Ribs BBQ Event

Rotary Rock-N-Ribs KCBS Judges Class

Date:  April 7, 2018

Location: Gopher State Sportsmen’s Club

The Rotary Rock-n-Ribs will be hosting a Judge and Table Captain Classes on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Gopher State Sportsmen’s Club, 970 Sportsmans Valley Road N, La Crescent MN 55947.

Sign in for Judge Classes will be between 9:00 to 10:00 am, class starts at 10:00 am and ends about 2:00 pm.  The cost for the class is $70.00 for KCBS members in good standing or for non-members, $115.00 including a one-year membership to KCBS.  Judges will be tasting chicken, ribs, pork and brisket during the class.

Sign in for the Table Captain Class will be around 2:15 pm and class starting at 2:30 pm and ending about 4:30 pm.  The cost for this class is $60.00 for KCBS members.  If you take the KCBS Judges class on April 7th you will receive a KCBS membership and will be eligible to take the Table Captain class.

Click HERE for registration form.

BBQ Cowboy

Backyard BBQ Competition Cooking Class

Date: March 17, 2018

Location: La Crosse Moose Family Center

Check out this great learning opportunity!

Have you thought about putting together or joining a backyard barbeque team? Struggling and wondering where you may need to improve in backyard team competitions? If you answered YES, then COME AND JOIN the Backyard BBQ Cooking Class presented by Hogline BBQ and Rotary Rock N Ribs on Saturday, March 17th from 7:30 am until 3:00 pm in La Crosse, WI. If you attend, your name will be put in a drawing for a chance to win a free Rotary RocknRibs Backyard Competition entry for June 23rd. Hogline will teach the KCBS Backyard Competition Techniques and how to grill a steak in the SCA Competition. For any questions please email rocknribsbbq@gmail.com.

Click HERE for flier.

Click HERE for registration form.

 

Nisswa 2018 Contest Seal

Nisswa’s 13th Annual Smokin’ Hot BBQ Challenge

Location: Nisswa, MN

We Invite You to Join Us Saturday, September 15, 2018 for the 13th Annual
Smokin’ Hot BBQ Challenge & 45th Annual Nisswa Fall Festival Celebration

Please complete the attached application form (below) and send it back to us for your entry into the 13th Annual Nisswa Smokin’ Hot BBQ Challenge. We really hope you’ll join us! Enclosed is a sample schedule for the day and as you can see, we have lots of things going on during the Fall Festival, starting off with the Pancake Breakfast and RUN for HOPE 5K/10K run then KIDZONE opens for tons fun for the kids, followed with live outdoor music and of course – the BBQ CONTEST!
You’ll see on your BBQ application that you may pre-pay for the Pancake Breakfast. The regular cost for the Pancake Breakfast is $8 per person. BBQ competitors may pre-pay and get the Pancake Breakfast for just $5 per person. You don’t have to pre-pay, you can decide the morning of the contest, but if it works better for you to take care of it all at once; we’re giving you that option!
You also have the option to pre-pay for VIP BBQ tickets. For $30 per person you will get the VIP Package (see enclosed flyer for details). If you like, you may order it all at one time and return with your completed BBQ Entry Form.

INCENTIVE: Register your team by June 1, 2018 & receive 2 complimentary Pancake Breakfast passes.

If you have any questions please contact: Rachel Robinson (rachel@nisswa.com) or Shawn Hansen
(shawn@nisswa.com). The phone number at the Nisswa Chamber office is 218-963-2620.

BBQ Challenge Application 2018

Schedule of Events 2018

BBQ Sales Prices Flyer

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.