Rotary Rock-n-Ribs Backyard

06/23/2017 - 06/24/2017

Location: Oktoberfest Grounds – La Crosse, WI

You do not need any special or fancy equipment to be in our Backyard Competition…just your backyard smoker or grill and a little cooking skill. If you have ever wanted to get your feet wet and try competitive barbecue but are not up to the task of cooking in a professional competition that includes 4 meats and 30 minutes apart turn-ins, try the Rotary Rock-n- Ribs Backyard Competition. The Backyard Competition only consists of two meats and you don’t have to cook the meats all night. Just bring your tent or camper, easy up or canopy, smoker, meats, rubs and lawn chair and plan to have a lot of fun. You can exchange a few tips and ideas with other competitors, get the feel for the full-scale competition, and check out the professional team smokers. A few of you will be going home with prize money and bragging rights to tell your family and friends.

Entry Fees

The entry fee is $125.00 and covers two meats: chicken and pork ribs, along with a 30 amp power hookup and water near your site. All teams are responsible for providing their own meat.


The 2017 Rotary Rock-n- Ribs competition will be our second KCBS sanctioned “Stand Alone Backyard Contest” that will be comprised of non-professional teams that are required to cook both meats to win the Grand Champion and the Reserved Grand Champion Awards. Our competition will consist of each chicken and pork ribs categories with 1 st through 10th place prizes.

Chicken & Pork Ribs Entry ($5000 total payout)

Overall Scores

  • Grand Champion $1000.00 (Trophy or Plaque included)
  • Reserved Grand Champion $500.00 (Trophy or Plaque included)

Chicken & Pork Ribs Categories

  • 1st Place $350.00 (Trophy included)
  • 2nd Place $300.00 (Trophy included)
  • 3rd Place $250.00 (Trophy included)
  • 4th Place $200.00
  • 5th Place $150.00
  • 6th Place $100.00
  • 7th Place $100.00
  • 8th Place $100.00
  • 9th Place $100.00
  • 10th Place $100.00

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