2015 Backyard Contests in Minnesota

Battle of the Badges

August 15

Minneapolis MN

Battle of the Badges

Food, Activities, & Live Music.
North Commons Park - 1801 James Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55411

More Info

Squals & Wheels

August 22

Le Sueur MN

Squeals and Wheels Festival

Ribs, Chicken, and Pork Butt

Registration can be found at

Finlayson BBQ Competition

Sep 12

Finlayson MN

Backyard BBQ Competition

Ribs will be blind judged on: Flavor & Texture


Smoke on the Range

Sep 19

Deerwood MN

Smoke on the Range

BBQ Rib Cook Off


Smoke N' Wright

Sep 19

Smoke N' Wright

Fireman Fundraiser

BBQ Contest


Scheels ND BBQ Championship

Sep 26

Scheels ND BBQ Championship

Scheels Home & Hardware, Fargo

Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Brisket
$5,000 Purse

Information and registration available at wwww.ndbbq.com


Backyard contests are great starters for beginners.  The rules do not

necessary follow the KCBS rules which is why we include them on this

page.  Also note that the categories are often times different than the

base KCBS categories.



If you are a Backyard Contest Organizer and would like to have

your contest represented here, please fill out the request form here.