12th Annual Gilmanton Fair BBQ Cook-Off
July 14th, 2019

Sponsored by:
Animal Wellness Center of Buffalo Valley

Trophies donated by: 
SunRise Inn Motel

This year, our competitors will be preparing chicken and pork ribs.

If you are interested in competing, please contact


(715) 577-8047  



(715) 579-6619 

Prizes: Trophy plus 1st $500, 2nd $250, 3rd $100


General Rules:

  1. An application with a $50 entry fee is required and must be received no later than June 30th.  After June 30th the entry fee is $75. 
  2. Grilling spaces will be assigned as you arrive.
  3. No vehicles are allowed in the cooking area except for loading and unloading.
  4. No items are to be sold without written permission from the cook-off committee.



  1. Competition meats are chicken and pork ribs. Competition meats to be provided by participants.
  2. Meat inspection starting at 8:00am.  
  3. Teams will observe all food and health sanitation requirements.
  4. Competition meats shall start out raw with no pre-seasoning or marinating allowed until after meat is inspected. 
  5. Pork ribs must include the bones. Country style ribs are prohibited. 



  1. Lettuce, parsley, kale &/or cilantro will be the only garnishes approved.
  2. Pork ribs and chicken will be judged for appearance, tenderness, and taste.  
  3. Judging is done on a 10 point scale, with 10 being the highest.
  4. In the event of a tie, KCBS rules will apply. 
  5. Turn in time will be between 2:15-3:00pm for chicken, and 3:00-3:45pm for pork ribs.

Any other issues/disputes will be decided by the cook-off committee.


“Anything Else” Contest
Sponsored by: Mondovi Investment Center

1st $100 & Trophy

2nd $50 & Trophy

3rd $25 & Trophy

Rules (not many)

  1. This is an optional category with no additional entry fee and will be judged separately from the pork ribs and chicken awards.
  2. Team member will show and explain your “anything else” item to the judges at a specific 5 minute window to be drawn randomly the day of the contest and will start at about 3:45.
  3. Everything needed to prepare and show must be supplied by team.  White Styrofoam containers will be available if you wish to use them.
  4. Item will be judged on originality, taste, and presentation.

Download a PDF version of these rules here:

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Download a PDF version of the entry form here:

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