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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

Ribs N Rides Sign Up 2019

Bar B Kee Bash Logo

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

Firetrucker BeerBQ

Firetrucker BeerBQ Contest

Location: Firetrucker Brewery, 716 SW 3rd St, Ankeny, IA 50023

BBQ Contest Held Rain or Shine!!
All meat will be provided to the teams.
Contest Entry Fee: $125.00

CATEGORY CASH PAYOUTS
Grand Champion Custom Smoker worth in excess of $2500

Reserve Grand Champion $500.00

1ST Chicken $300 1ST Ribs $300 1St Brisket $300 2nd Chicken $125 2nd Ribs $125 2nd Brisket $125
1ST Side Dish – People’s Choice Trophy
**Cash Prize Payouts Subject to Change Based On The Number Of Participating Teams**

Firetrucker Brewery
716 SW 3rd St, Ankeny, IA 50023

Email: dan@firetrucker.com

Event URL: https://m.facebook.com/events/459065914937565

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 https://statecenterrosefestival.org.

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:

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 https://www.bringnhomethebacon.com/.

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 is now Full!

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.

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

Spring Training is now full! Please use the waiting list if you wish to join and we will call you if a spot opens up.

Waiting List

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