BBQ Team Application
May 31 - June 1, 2019
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Barron County Fairgrounds

PROFESSIONAL BBQ CONTEST: There will be four separate categories in the BBQ Contest – 1. Chicken, 2. Pork Ribs (loin or spare), 3. Pork (Boston Butt/Picnic/Whole Shoulder) and 4. Beef Brisket] with $6,375 in cash prizes along with awards. 1st Place $300, 2nd Place $200, 3rd Place $125, 4th Place $100, and 5th Place $90 in each meat category in addition to Grand Champion $1,200, Reserve Champion (2nd place) $900, Reserve 3rd $475, Reserve 4th $300, Reserve 5th $240. To be in competition for Grand Champion and any Reserve awards, a team must have entries in all four categories! Trophies will also be awarded for 1st place through 5th in each category in addition to Grand Champion and all 4 Reserve places. Recognition will be given for 10 places.

ENTRY FEE: $250.00 to enter all categories and includes non-refundable camping fees for Thursday and Friday nights. ALL BBQ Team spaces are 20’ by 40’ with most sites 30 Amp Electricity. Some are 20 Amp. Some sites have water connections but fresh water is available to fill your fresh water tank. If you have a generator and wish to bring it along, you may. All applicants should pay by check, payable to Barron County Fair Association. On-line payment option COMING SOON! Mail checks to John Blaskowski.

Mail: John Blaskowski
Blue Hills BBQ Fest
2287 19th Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Text: 715-419-0272


1. Twenty pounds of ice will be provided to all Professional BBQ Teams.
2. Cooks may sell sauces and rubs.

THURS. May 30th
Early Arrival Available. (Please arrange with John Blaskowski @ 715-419-0272).
5:00 PM – Meet & Greet – Location to be announced before and during arrival.

FRI. May 31st
8:00 AM – Grounds Open for cooks to register and set up. Meat Inspection will be at time of check-in.
4:00 PM – Registration Closes. (Contact John Blaskowski if unable to meet this timeframe)
4:15 PM – Cooks Meeting in Youth Building
5:00 PM – Pot Luck Dinner. Bring a dish to pass. We supply beverages and dessert.
11:00 PM – Quiet time begins on Fairgrounds.

SAT. June 1st
7:00 AM – All Quiet Ends. FREE “Coffee & Donuts Morning Wake Up” at Youth Building.
10:00 AM – Judges Check-In @ Youth Building
10:30 AM – Judges Meeting at Youth Building
12:00 Noon – Judging Begins – YOUTH BUILDING
11:55 – 12:05 – Chicken Entry Due
12:25 – 12:35 – Pork Rib Entry Due
12:55 - 1:05 – Pork Entry Due
1:25 – 1:35 – Beef Brisket Entry Due
4:00 PM – Awards Ceremony – Heffernan Stage

NOTE: Pets must be restrained and under the control of the owner at all times. All excrement must be cleaned up by the owner(s).

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I agree to abide by the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) rules and regulations. Release Waiver of Liability: In consideration of your accepting this entry, I, the undersigned, as team captain/chief cook, intend to be legally bound, hereby for myself, my heirs, and executors, and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for any damage I may have against Blue Hills Bar-B-Q Fest, the City of Rice Lake, or the Barron County Fair Association or its agents, successors, sponsors, and assigns for any and all injuries suffered by myself, my team, or my guests in this event. Further, I hereby grant full permission to the event organizers and any other agents authorized by this event’s organizers to use any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, recording of any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. DUE DATE: May 1, 2019 – NO REFUNDS.
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