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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

Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/Rigs-Pigs-655681734771657/

Ribs and Pigs Event Flyer

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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!

www.theLIVNfoundation.org 

Please email puppychow9@hotmail.com for questions and/or a signup form.

#LIVIN #reducethestigma #helphopehugs #youMATTer

Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/536840523773793/

Knights of Columbus BBQ Rib & Chicken Back Yard Competition

*OFFICIAL: MN TOY 2020 QUALIFIER*

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, rschwartz323@gmail.com

Event URL: http://kc8571.mnknights.org/event/11thcar-rib/

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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.

Event URL: http://www.smokininsteele.com

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!

For more information please visit http://bringnhomethebacon.com

Minnesota BBQ Society 2020 Banquet

Don’t miss out on the Minnesota BBQ Societies Annual Banquet!  Our event will be held Saturday, February 8th.  Our annual meeting will include our Team Of The Year presentations for both KCBS pro and backyard, Judge of the year and organizer of the year awards.  As always, there will be a lot of great stuff in our raffle! 

 

Event Location: 

Double Tree by Hilton – Bloomington Minneapolis South
7800 Normandale Boulevard (directions)
Rooms: Plaza 5 and 6

(Intersection of 494 South and Hwy 100 South)

There are discounted rooms available using the following link;

http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/M/MSPBSDT-BBQ-20200205/index.jhtml

Ticket Price for the Banquet is $45 Per Person

Appetizers (5:30 -6:45pm)

  • Imported Cheese Display with Salami, Fruit and Assorted Crackers
  • Grilled Vegetable Display with dip

Dinner (7pm)

  • Dinner Selection:

o   Pork Mignon wrapped in Applewood Smoked Bacon, Braised Potatoes and Vegetable

o   Macadamia Crusted Chicken, Fingerling Potatoes, and Vegetable (Gluten Free)

o   Eggplant Rollatini with vegetable (Vegetarian)

*All dinners include: Starter Salad, bread service, coffee/tea, and Cannoli (all pre-set)

Banquet Itinerary – Draft Outline

3:30pm – 5:30pm Event Set-Up

5:30pm – 6:45pm Reception (Cash Bar, Appetizers, silent auction and ticket sales)

6:45pm – 7:15pm Dinner

7:15pm – 7:45pm Annual Meeting, New Board Members, Judge recognition (JOY, general)

7:45pm – 8:15pm Last call for auction bidding; 8:15pm auction closes

8:15pm – 9:30pm

Organizer of the year (pro & backyard), Judge of the Year

Backyard Team of the Year, KCBS pro Team of the Year, Auction/Raffle winners

(Treasurer to close out auction)

 

Registration is now closed. See you at the banquet!

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Jess Pryles of Hardcore Carnivore

Spring Training 2020

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Location: University of Minnesota Andrew Boss Laboratory of Meat Science

The Spring Training Workshop is our premier educational event, this year held on April 11th 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.

BREAKING NEWS

Our Keynote Speaker this year will be Jess Pryles – Hardcore Carnivore.
Professional Hardcore Carnivore. She’s a cook, author, and TV personality specializing in red meat, with penchant for BBQ and bourbon.

Jess Pryles Hardcore Carnivore

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.

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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.

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

4th ANNUAL RIBS N RIDES

Location: Tootsie’s Lakeside Pub, Big Lake

BRING THE FAMILY OUT FOR A FUN FILLED DAY OF BBQ, MUSIC, DOORPRIZES, SILENT AUCTION AND MORE!
* COOKING TEAMS WANTED! (novice or experienced, everyone is welcome to compete!)
* CASH PAYOUTS AND TROPHYS—1st-3rd in RIBS, CHICKEN, and PEOPLES CHOICE
* BIKE RALLY 9AM- 3PM ($20/person, INCLUDES A RIB KIT)
* SILENT AUCTION and DOOR PRIZES 1PM-4PM
* RIB KITS/TICKETS ON SALE 1PM – UNTIL GONE $5 rib kits, $2 each additional ticket
* PUBLIC RIB TASTING STARTS AT 3PM. CAST YOUR PEOPLES CHOICE VOTE FOR THE BEST RIBS
* JUDGING BY LOCAL POLICE & FIRE DEPARTMENT MEMBERS
* FREE PARKING at LAKESIDE PARK with FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE to and from the event

ALL PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS BIG LAKE BEYOND THE YELLOW RIBBON

CONTACT THAD 763-286-5821 or CASSIE 612-490-5528

RIBS N RIDES BBQ 2019 FLYER

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Bar-B-Kee Bash

Location: Centennial Park (1255 Warrior Lane, Waukee, IA)

Iowa Barbecue Society Backyard Circuit Barbecue cook-off held at Centennial Park in Waukee, IA

Provide Own Meats: Chicken, Ribs, Brisket, (Wings – provided by event as People’s Choice)

Maximum 25 teams will be accepted

$1,500 total prize money (Grand Champ, Reserve, and top 3 Chicken, Ribs, & Brisket)

*Vending Opportunities Available – please contact for details – must compete to vend

Turn-in Times: Chicken–230pm, Ribs-3pm, Brisket-330pm, Wings-4pm (people’s choice)

Meat-check & site access starting at 3pm on Friday, Sept 6 – Awards Saturday, Sept 7 at 6pm

Event URL: http://www.barbkeebash.com