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    • 1 Jan 2021
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • 20 Mar 2021
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • Online
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    Hello!

    We are collecting donation items for the Annual Banquet Fundraiser. Each year, we have many gracious donors that provide items for our silent auction, raffle, gift bags, or award winners.

    If you are interested in helping, please use this form to submit your donation(s) to the Society.

    Note: If you have multiple donations, you may list all of them together in your submission (Feel free to use the additional notes section if necessary!), or enter another submission at a later time.

    Banquet organizers will reach out to you, as needed, to coordinate handling each item.

    Thank you so much!

    • 6 Mar 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Sioux Falls, SD


    • 27 Mar 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM (CDT)
    • Renaissance Hotel, Bloomington, MN
    • 16
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      It's time for our Annual Banquet!  

    Join us for a night of connecting with BBQ friends and celebrations. We will be honoring our Judge, Organizer, and Team of the Year winners this evening. In addition, our annual silent auction and raffle will be going on. It's time to win some fabulous prizes and snag some cool merchandise! There are guaranteed to be some unique items up for bid this year.  

       We will be at the beautiful Renaissance Hotel in Bloomington, MN. We will have plenty of space for our gathering and will adhere to all current state/city/government mandates for indoor events.

       45 per person

    As you register, you can purchase up to 5 additional seats. 

         Dinner entrée options : 

    • Miso Glazed Grilled Salmon 

    Over Napa Cabbage, Fresh Edamame, Charred Shishito Peppers, Saffron Broth

    • Overnight Braised Short Ribs

    Over House Made Pappardelle Noodles, Sautéed Young Vegetables, Pan Drippings

    • Brick Oven Chicken 

    ½ Chicken Pressed While Roasting with Pan Jus, Cranberry Wild Rice and Local Young Vegetables

    *We will have options for vegetarian, gluten-free, etc. as requested

    *Note: some of the sides may be changed at chef discretion, if necessary

        Cash bar

        We have a hotel block available at the venue/hotel for anyone interested in staying Hotel Booking Link

    • 6 May 2021
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • 8 May 2021
    • 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Isanti Fairgrounds, Cambridge, MN
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    MN in May 2021 Volunteer


    For the Minnesota in May contest this year we are looking for volunteers to help make our event great!  We have several jobs that need to be performed, such as helping with the Judges Class, Kids-Q, single Meat contest, parking, setup of the grounds and rooms, trash, and working in the Judge’s area. We have roles for all our events. It's a great opportunity to see the behind-the-scenes on BBQ events. 

    No experience necessary. Roles for all physical levels.

    Openings for:

    • Thursday - Help with the Judge class, Set up at the Fairgrounds.
    • Friday - Help with set up, Load in/ Parking of competition teams, Help with evening competitions, General helping with supporting teams and contest.
    • Saturday - Helping with the contests, team parking, team support, and general contest duties.

    We have suggested times on the sign up form, but feel free to make any notes regarding availability in the Notes section (for example, if shift say 4pm, but you are able to arrive at 5pm). If you have role preferences, feel free to note that as well.

    If you’d like to help, sign up for a shift or two.  We will notify you on what job you have and confirm the time. 

    We look forward to you joining us!

    • 6 May 2021
    • 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • 8 May 2021
    • 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Isanti Fairgrounds
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    MN in May 2021 - Add On Camping

    Use this form to add on camping nights.

    5/6 : Thursday

    5/7 : Friday

    5/8 : Saturday

    $33 / night


    • 6 May 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (CDT)
    • Isanti Fairgrounds, 3101 Hwy 95 NE, Cambridge, MN 55008
    • 68
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     KCBS CBJ (Certified Barbeque Judge) Class

      

    Becoming a CBJ will open you up to the world of competition BBQ. Upon completing the class, you’ll be able to judge BBQ worldwide, at any KCBS contest.

    Below are the requirements to become a Certified Barbeque Judge. Looking forward to seeing you at the class!

    KCBS Judge Requirements

    • To become a KCBS Certified Barbeque Judge (CBJ), one must be 16 years of age or older.
    • One must complete a KCBS Judge Certification class.
    • To maintain CBJ status, one must be a member in good standing with KCBS.
      • If a CBJ has not continued to maintain his/her CBJ status because of not being a KCBS member for a lapsed time of 18 months or more, this person must first reactivate their KCBS membership, then pay and attend a CBJ class before receiving the status of an active CBJ in good standing.

    To sign-up for Class:

    1. You will need your KCBS Number and be in good standing with KCBS. If you do not have a KCBS Number, sign up at KBCS first ( KCBS Site - Join KCBS  ) then return to our event to sign up.
    2. Join Minnesota Barbeque Society (MBS), if you wish to receive the discounted price and additional benefits. (MBS Membership )
    3. Register for the class using this form. (Note: you must be logged in as a member to see and select the member price for the class.)

    Cost :

    • $100.00 per student for MBS Members. 
      • Membership also entitles you to be seated to judge/help at the  2021 Minnesota in May contest. Use your new skills right away!
    • $110 per student non-MBS members

    *********** Volunteers *************

    We are also looking for helpers for the class, we need

    • Table Captains
    • General helpers

    You do not need to be a Certified Table Captain to assist. This is a great opportunity to see what being a table captain is like!

    If you are able to help please sign up MN in May Volunteer

    • 7 May 2021
    • 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • 8 May 2021
    • 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Isanti Fairgrounds, 3101 Hwy 95 NE, Cambridge, MN 55008
    • 24
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    Join us for MN in May 2021

    MN TOY 2021 Qualifier

    KCBS Masters Series Competition

    $11,500 Prize purse

    ENTRY FEE: $300

    Standard 4-meat format for the main KCBS event on Saturday.

    See below for Prize Payouts


    Add-On Competitions - Friday evening:

    Separate prize pools

    Turkey Smoke - $0

    One-Meat (Ribs)  Competition - $100

    Kid's Que Challenge - $0


    Add-On Events - Friday evening:

    Mentoring with a Backyard Team

    Mentoring with a Judge

    Prize Payout for KCBS Master's Series

    $11,500 in prize money to pay 1st through 10th place. 

      Masters Series

      Grand Champion:  $1,300

      Reserve Champion: $650

      3rd place Overall $350

      4th place Overall $275

      5th place Overall $200

      6th place Overall $125

      7th place Overall $125

      8th place Overall $125

      9th place Overall $125

      10th place Overall $125


      KCBS Categories

      Chicken, ribs, pork and brisket :

      1st place:  $500

      2nd place:  $400

      3rd place:  $300

      4th place:  $200

      5th place:  $125

      6th place:  $100

      7th place:  $100

      8th place: $100

      9th place: $100

      10th place:  $100

      Prize Payout for Turkey Smoke

      (Contest Still Under Application)

      $1,000 in prize money to pay 1st through 5th place. 
        1st: $450
          2nd: $225
            3rd: $150
              4th: $100
                5th: $75

                  Prize Payout for One Meat - Ribs

                  $1,000 in prize money to pay 1st through 5th place. 
                    1st: $450
                      2nd: $225
                        3rd: $150
                          4th: $100
                            5th: $75



                            • 7 May 2021
                            • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
                            • Isanti Fairgrounds
                            • 20
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                            Compart Kid's Que Challenge

                            Sponsored by Compart Family Farms 


                            Let's see your kids Que up something great!

                            Cost $0

                            All kids from the age of 5 to 15 are invited to join the Kid's Que Challenge. There will be two age groups for judging.

                            Adults are allowed to assist with fire management and directions, but kids are expected to season and cook meat on their own.

                            Due to restrictions, Contestants will be cooking at their team site this year (similar to last year).

                            Multiple kids from the same family may enter the contest.

                            • 8 May 2021
                            • 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
                            • Isanti Fairgrounds, 3101 Hwy 95 NE, Cambridge, MN 55008
                            • 17
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                            Join us for MN in May 2021

                            MN TOY 2021 Qualifier

                            KCBS Backyard Series Competition

                            $2,500 Prize purse

                            ENTRY FEE: $135

                            Standard 2-meat Backyard format for the KCBS sanctioned event on Saturday.

                            Prize payouts listed below.


                            Add On Competitions - Friday evening:

                            separate prize pools 

                            Turkey Smoke - $0

                            One-Meat (Ribs)  Competition - $100

                            Kid's Que Challenge - $0


                            Add on Events - Friday evening:

                            Mentoring with Pro Team


                            Prize Payouts for kcbs backyard series

                            Overall

                            GC - $500

                            RGC - $300

                            3rd - $175

                            4th - $125

                            5th - $100


                            kcbs categories: Ribs & Chicken 

                            1st - $100

                            2nd - $90

                            3rd - $80

                            4th - $70

                            5th - $60

                            6th through 10th - $50 each

                            Prize Payout for Turkey Smoke

                            (Contest Still Under Application)

                            $1,000 in prize money to pay 1st through 5th place. 

                              1st: $450

                              2nd: $225

                              3rd: $150

                              4th: $100

                              5th: $75

                              Prize Payout for One Meat - Ribs

                              $1,000 in prize money to pay 1st through 5th place. 

                                1st: $450

                                2nd: $225

                                3rd: $150

                                4th: $100

                                5th: $75


                                • 8 May 2021
                                • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
                                • Isanti Fairgrounds, 3101 Hwy 95 NE, Cambridge, MN 55008
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                                MN in May 2021

                                Judge, Table Captain, Judge Tent Volunteer


                                Please use this registration form if you would like to be a:

                                • Judge
                                • Table Captain
                                • Judge Tent Volunteer

                                We are looking for volunteer judges and table captains for both the KCBS Masters Series competition and the KCBS Sanctioned Backyard competition on Saturday. We are also looking for judges for the Friday night add-on contests.

                                We are committed to seating as many people as possible. As with all contests, the total number will fluctuate based on the number of teams competing. Sign up does not guarantee placement.

                                Closer to the event, you will be receive your seating assignment and further instructions on arrival time and participation information.

                                If you need to cancel prior to the event, you may return to this event page and cancel your registration.

                                We hope you will join us! 

                                • 11 Jun 2021
                                • (UTC-06:00)
                                • 13 Jun 2021
                                • (UTC-06:00)
                                • West Salem WI

                                MN TOY 2021 Qualifying Contest - Backyard Series

                                KCBS Sanctioned



                                Bring'n Home the Bacon is having a fun double KCBS Backyard Series competition, including an ancillary "Anything Cheese" and Kids Que on June 11-13, 2021 at the beautiful and spacious Neshonoc Lakeside Camp Resort in West Salem, WI, just 9 miles East of Minnesota and Wisconsin borders. Check out our website to view the Bring'n Home the Bacon sponsors, registration forms, and contact information - www.bringnhomethebacon.com.

                                • 11 Jun 2021
                                • (UTC-06:00)
                                • 13 Jun 2021
                                • (UTC-06:00)
                                • West Salem WI

                                MN TOY 2021 Qualifying Contest - Masters Series


                                Come join us in the fun Bring'n Home the Bacon Double KCBS Master Series competition, including an ancillary "Anything Cheese" and Kids Que, on June 11-13, 2021 at the beautiful and spacious Neshonoc Lakeside Camp Resort in West Salem, WI; only 9 miles East of Minnesota and Wisconsin borders. Check out our website to view the Bring'n Home the Bacon sponsors, registration forms, and contact information - www.bringnhomethebacon.com.


                                • 7 Aug 2021
                                • 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
                                • Roseville MN

                                MN TOY 2021 Qualifying Contest - Backyard Series

                                KCBS Sanctioned



                                A backyard team of the year contest. Located in beautiful Roseville. We have limited spots for our chicken and rib contest. For more information please email: 

                                bbq@salzl.com 


                                • 20 Aug 2021
                                • 4:00 PM (CDT)
                                • 21 Aug 2021
                                • 4:00 PM (CDT)
                                • Albert Lea, MN

                                MN TOY 2021 Qualifying Contest - Masters Series

                                 After having to postpone last years contest. We hope you might want to attend this years special 14th annual KCBS master, SCA, and KCBS backyard event in August. Sign up on website www.bigislandfestivalandbbq.org 

                                KCBS master $70.00 per meat

                                • 21 Aug 2021
                                • 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
                                • Canton, MN

                                MN TOY 2021 Qualifying Contest - Backyard Series



                                Over $2,500 in Payouts
                                Limited to 18 Teams
                                Categories: Chicken & Pork Ribs

                                https://www.cantondayoff.com/bbq-cook-off/

                                *Pending KCBS Backyard Sanctioning *

                                Saturday, August 21, 2021:

                                • Meat Inspection 6-8am
                                • Cooks Meeting 8am
                                • Chicken Turn-In 2:30pm
                                • Ribs Turn-In 3:00pm
                                • Awards Ceremony 4:30pm

                                Contact: Brady Bergey


                                • 22 Aug 2021
                                • 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
                                • Albert Lea, MN

                                MN TOY 2021 Qualifying Contest - Backyard Series

                                KCBS Sanctioned



                                KCBS event
                                Chicken and pork ribs
                                $150.00
                                sign up on www.bigislandfestivalandbbq.org

                              Past events

                              26 Jan 2021 Board Meeting - Annual Meeting
                              16 Dec 2020 Annual Elections
                              16 Dec 2020 December Board Meeting

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