Route 65 Rib Contest Registration Form 2023

Route 65 BBQ Rib Contest Registration Form 2023

  • Competition Overview: The Route 65 BBQ Rib Contest (“competition”) is a barbeque cooking contest being held by Route 65 Pub & Grub (“competition organizer”), on Sunday, October 8, 2023 at Route 65 Pub & Grub located at 18407 Hwy 65 NE East Bethel, Minnesota. The competition will feature a pork rib category and “Best side” category. Each team will be assigned up to a 10’ x 20’ BBQ site, all cooking must be done in this area. Only charcoal, wood, pellet, or chips may be used for cooking. Electric smokers are acceptable, but no propane. You must provide your own electric with a quiet generator. Electric accessories like rotating spits are allowed. Ask in advance if you have questions about legality.

    Entry Fee & Contest Information: Team entry fee is $125. Teams wishing to participate in the “Best Side” category should supply their own side and submit (4) samples for judging by 1:00 pm. Six (6) racks of ribs will be provided in the competition. Rib entries will be at 2:00 pm on the day of the competition. A competitor may submit only one (1) entry to the judges. There are four (4) judges, so competitors will submit four (4) total pieces of rib meat, one to each judge. Competitors must provide their own coolers/ice for storage. Competitors will be given a 9” x 9” clamshell container go-container in which entries will be submitted to the judges. It will be numbered as part of the double blind judging system. Each entry should include four separately identifiable rib pieces. Nothing but meat is allowed in the box. No garnish, no side of sauce, no other type of food. The box cannot be marked or put together in such a way that identifies the team. Ask if you are wondering whether what you are doing is acceptable. You must keep your cooking area clean and place all trash in the dumpster before leaving. A list of safe food handling practices will be provided, and you are expected to follow these practices.

    Prizes: Categories include: Judged Competition, Peoples’ Choice and a combination of judged competition and peoples’ choice for Grand Champion and runner up. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place in the Judged Competition and Peoples’ Choice categories. Prizes will be awarded for first and second place in the Grand Champion category. There will be a total of $6,000+ in cash and prizes for contestants.

    • Peoples’ Choice - $1,000 for first place, $500 for runner up, $125 for third place
    • Judged Competition - $1,000 for first place, $500 for runner up, $125 for third place
    • Best Sides - $500 for first place, $250 for runner up

    Liability: Participant agrees that the Competition Organizer – Route 65 Pub &

    Grub – will in no case be responsible for any loss, damage, or injury regardless of how much loss, damage or injury is occurred and releases Route 65 Pub & Grub from any and all claims, suits, and/or judgements including the cost for defense of any occurrences. Furthermore, I hereby grant full permission to Route 65 Pub & Grub and/or agents of Route 65 Pub & Grub to use any photographs, videos, recordings or any other record of the event for any legitimate purpose.

    By signing this document, the participant acknowledges that he/she has read and fully understands the rules of the Route 65 Pub & Grub BBQ Contest and hereby agrees to abide by all rules and regulations set forth or established by Route 65 Pub & Grub BBQ Contest.

    This form must be signed by each participant, or if the participant is under 18 years old, the form must be signed by the participant’s parent or legal guardian. Each participant of the team must sign this form.
  • Must include $125.00 Entry Fee. Make checks payable to Route 65 Pub & Grub.