Great Western BBQ Cook-off & Potato Salad Competition
Event Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013
BBQ Cook-off Information
Our Great Western BBQ Cook-off is your chance to earn braggin’ rights and to win a cool trophy.
If you are a wizard of the grill, a sensation with sauces or a king (or queen) of the briquettes, then consider entering the 4th annual St. Paul Rodeo Great Western BBQ Cook-Off.
We are looking for a cowboy poet of the grill here – the reason why your grilling abilities should be considered the Best in the West! We are looking for creativity, a great team name, and plenty of fun-loving attitude.
Here’s how the cook-off will work. We have 15 spaces (10X10 in size) available for contestants and/or teams that submit the best reason they should be invited to this cook-off-to-be.
This year's competition meat will be baby back ribs. Check-in is at 9:00 am and space/equipment set-up can begin immediately. Orientation for all competing teams will be at 11:30 am. Competition ribs will be available at 12:00 noon, and teams will have until 5:00 PM to cook their meat (set up and pre-prep prior to the cook-off is vital). All meat will be collected for judging at 5:00 PM. No meat will be submitted until then.
Sample plates of BBQ will be available for purchase by the public at $5 per plate. Beverage vendors will be onsite supplying water and soft drinks at $2 each, beer will be $5. All monies will be handled by the St. Paul Rodeo: Tickets will be sold upon entry for use when purchasing. For sampling rules and regulations download BBQ Cook-off Rules and Regulations.
The check in/set up time for all Great Western BBQ participating teams has been moved up one hour to 9:00 am because Main Street through town will close to through traffic about 9:45 for the street parade that begins at 10:00 am. Mark your schedules accordingly. If you're running late and arriving after the closure, use Church Avenue NE coming in from the east side of town.
Here’s what you need to bring
- Oregon Food Handlers Card (more info)
- Your grill (propane is OK) – just be sure you can get the grill off your truck
- All your own spices and sauces
- Utensils and cooking implements
- Smoking chips are OK or any other secret ingredient you want to use
Potato Salad Competition Information
Are you the potato salad king or queen of your neighborhood?
If you can throw together a potato salad that makes folks salivate, smile, and race to the table, then think about entering the annual St. Paul Rodeo Potato Salad Competition.
We’re looking for fun-loving entrants who put a creative twist on this traditional picnic staple that will leave the judges smiling and pining for more.
Here’s how it works: You’ve got to enter so we know you’re coming. You whip up your entry in your own kitchen, using that treasured recipe and all your secret ingredients, and bring it to the BBQ Cook-off at the designated time to present to our panel of judges. For additional information, visit the Potato Salad Competition Rules and Regulations page.
This contest is for fun only – non-cash prizes will be given!!