The SmokeStack Ribfest

Studio 218, LLC

Show Off Your BBQ Skills


Register your team for The Smokestack Ribfest!

Entry Fees:
$100 for Ribfest All Groups (individuals) - Saturday July 27th, 2024

  • Sign another team and take $15.00 off your entry (Maximum of one (1) extra team per business or group for the discount.) 
  • Sign up before July 1, 2024 and get $10.00 off.


1st place $800 & Trophy
2nd place $500 & Trophy
3rd place $200 & Trophy

People's Choice
1st place Trophy

Best Booth
1st place Trophy

  • Rib Competition:
    • Maximum of six-person team
    • 15’X20’ cooking space and preparation table will be provided
    • Cook by any method: Gas, wood, Charcoal 
    • Brainerd Jaycees and The SmokeStack  will supply each team with ribs 10-14 slabs
    • Rib preparation will be held Friday, July 26, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. located on Front Street where Ribfest is held.
    • Brine containers must be maximum container size of 30”x18”x16”
    • Rib teams may begin their set-up at 8:00 am July 27, 2024 on Front St. between 6th & 7th  
    • If a team is unable to prepare on Friday, July 26, 2024, the team may prepare on Saturday July 27, 2024.
    • All teams must have all meat prepared and cooked by 5:30 p.m. on Saturday July 27, 2024.
    • Ribs will be judged by event patrons from 6:00 p.m. until the food is gone on Saturday July 27, 2024.

All You Can Judge Ribs

Purchase your all you can judge ribs tickets in advance!

$20 for Ribfest - Saturday July 27th, 2024