Cub Foods Ribfest

Show Off Your BBQ Skills

Come register for the Cub Foods Ribfest Cooking Team contest. This is a fun event that benefits Habitat for Humanity. There are two categories; Non-profit and Business/Group.

Entry Fees:
$75 for Ribfest Non-profit Organizations - Saturday 29th, 2017
$100 for Ribfest Business and other Groups (individuals) - Saturday 29th, 2017
$20 for Chicken Wing Challenge - Friday 28th, 2017

- Sign another team and take $15 off your entry fee (Max 1 extra team per business or group for the discount)


Rib Competition:

*Maximum of six-person team
*15’X20’ cooking space and preparation table will be provided
*Cook by any method: Gas, wood, Charcoal etc.
*Brainerd Jaycees and Cub Foods will supply each team with ribs 8-12 slabs
*Rib preparation will be held Friday, July 28, 2017 from 5:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. at Laurel St. between 5th and 6th Downtown Brainerd.
*Rib teams may begin their set-up at 9:00 a.m. on July 29, 2017 Laurel St., Between 5th and 6th
*If a team is unable to prepare on Friday, July 28, 2017, the team may prepare on July 29, 2017
*All teams must have all meat prepared and cooked by 5:30 p.m. on Saturday July 29, 2017
*Ribs will be judged by a blind tasters panel and event patrons from 6:00 p.m. until the food is gone on Saturday July 29, 2017


Business & Group Category
1st place $500 & Trophy
2nd place $300 & Trophy
3rd place $100 & Trophy

Non-Profit Category
1st place $300 & Trophy
2nd place $150 & Trophy
3rd place $75 & Trophy

People's Choice
1st place Trophy

Best Booth
1st place Trophy

Chicken Wing Challenge:

*Friday night we will have a chicken wing cooking contest. The public will judge the best wings; judging is blind and the winner receives 100% of the entry fees. We provide the chicken. Proceeds from the ticket sales also benefit Habitat for Humanity
*All teams must have all meat prepared and cooked by 6:00 p.m. on Friday July 28, 2017

Register Your Team

Chicken Wing Challenge


Per Team
  • Friday Night

Cub Foods Ribfest
Non-profit Organization


Per Team
  • Saturday Night

Cub Foods Ribfest
Business or Other


Per Team
  • Saturday Night