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    • 16 Jul 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 17 Jul 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Worthington Mn, Nobles County Fairground.

    MN TOY 2021 Qualifier

    Friday Night

    - Turkey Smoke 7 pm turn in 

    - 1 meat rib contest 730 turn in


    - KCBS Master's Series $8200 Payout


    More info, : Email: wcofc@worthingtonmnchamber.com

    • 16 Jul 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 17 Jul 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Deer River, MN. Behind the Outpost Bar and Grill on Hwy 2.


    This unique Backyard event is put on by the Deer River Chamber of Commerce and gives you the opportunity to hone your skills on all four categories. Ribs, Chicken, Pork & Brisket. In addition, all burners will be able to take part in a crowd favorite chicken wing competition (FREE). You will be able to show off your stuff and let the public sample your Q. Live music and a bean bag tournament! Cash and Prizes for our winners! Camping area available for burners. Follow link for more details BBQ & BREW on layout, rules, schedule and entry form information. SMOKE ON!

    • 24 Jul 2021
    • 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Preston, MN

    MN Backyard TOY 2021

    Fillmore County Fair BBQ Cook Off

    $2,000 in Payouts
    Limited to 15 Teams
    Categories: Chicken & Pork Ribs, Sponsor's Choice: Pork Loin

    Saturday, July 24, 2021:

    Meat Inspection 6-8am
    Cooks Meeting 8am
    Chicken Turn-In 2:30pm
    Ribs Turn-In 3:00pm
    Sponsor's Choice Turn-In 3:30pm
    Awards Ceremony 4:30pm
    Contact: Brady Bergey


    • 7 Aug 2021
    • (CDT)

    2021 Dennison Days BBQ Contest
    Saturday August 7th, 2021
    Categories: Chicken & Pork Ribs
    $2,550 PAYOUT
    1st – $175
    2nd – $150
    3rd – $125
    4th – $100
    5th – $75
    6th-10th – $50
    in both categories.
    Entry fee – $150.00.
    Space is limited to the first 18 teams!
    Meat will NOT be provided.
    Electricity/Water NOT provided
    Mandatory Cook’s Meeting at 8am on Saturday, August 7th.
    Registration deadline is July31st.
    Contact Steve King: kingpin1876@gmail.com to register.

    • 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: 


    • 20 Aug 2021
    • 8:00 AM (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

    Friday August 20, 2021   SCA Steak & Chicken Wings

    Saturday August 20-21, 2021   KCBS Master

    Sunday August 21-22, 2021   KCBS Backyard

    Sign up starting June 1, 2021


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    Perry Vining

    • 21 Aug 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Willmar, Minnesota

    Join us for the One Way Festival Rockin' Ribfest.
    The One Way Festival Rockin' Ribfest is part of
    the One Way Festival - A day of christian unity, with food, live music,
    ribs and family.
    Ribbers and teams will gain entry with their contest entry fee.
    Food and ribs for eating will be an extra cost with tokens.
    This is an family friendly, non-alcoholic event!
    Come spend the day cooking ribs by the lake on beautiful
    Robbins Island Park in Willmar, Mn. Highway 71 N, Willmar, MN 56201

    When: Saturday, August 21, 2021 all day. Arrive on site at 7 am to set up grills and grill site.

    Where: Robbins Island Park, Willmar, MN

    Who: All backyard grillers!

    Entry Fee: Early bird signup $75 $100 (subject to change) day of the event entry fee includes 6 racks.

    Ribs: St. Louis Style will be provided 6 racks minimum please.

    Judging: at 4:00 pm. Ribs will be served shortly there after until gone.

    Culture: Family Friendly! Part of the One Way Festival, a non-alcoholic event!

    Fundraiser for Sponsors: Main: Atlas and The Fortress

    Contact: Rich Oxley - For more information, rules and application
    Email: push_play@msn.com

    • 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


    *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
    sign up on www.bigislandfestivalandbbq.org

    • 11 Sep 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Bobbing Bobber Brewery - Hutchinson, MN

    Application can be found here:

    September 11, 2021
    Ribs (cook 12 full sized racks of spare ribs) for judging and tasting, ribs provided by 3BC

    Teams are limited to 3 members (chief cook and two assistants)

    Registration ends July 31, 2021
    Entry Fee: $125
    Space is limited. Get your registration completed early to ensure your spot!

    1st prize $500
    2nd prize $350
    3rd prize $250
    4th prize $125
    (**prizes based on a minimum of 10 entries, and will adjust accordingly)

    Please see all rules here:

    Once your registration form has been submitted and accepted, we will contact you to let you know how to proceed to with payment of the entry fee.

    • 11 Sep 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Bent Brewstillery, Roseville MN

    $7,000 IN PRIZES

    Bent Brewstillery in Roseville
    Beer Butt Chicken
    Tri-Tip Steak
    People's Choice Ribs
    sign up by August 29th to compete

    • 11 Sep 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Southbrook Golf Club , Annandale MN

    5th annual youth first rib competition and car show. With all proceeds benefitting youth first. We have several pay levels based on number of teams . See info below or annandalebbq.com for all info and rules.

    Skill Level:
    This event is open to ALL skill levels.

    Entry Fee:
    $125 Per Pitmaster (Ribs are provided)

    Prize Information:
    Prize distribution will be based on the number of teams that register:

    1-10 Teams:1st – $500
    2nd – $300
    3rd – $200


    15-20 Teams:1st – $700
    2nd – $450
    3rd – $350


    20+ Teams:1st – $900
    2nd – $600
    3rd – $500

    Gates open at 7am
    Check-in by 8am
    Ribs handed out after check-in
    Turn-in at 4pm

    • 18 Sep 2021
    • 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • ERX Motor Park, Elk River Mn

    MN Backyard TOY Qualifier 2021