May 31 - June 1, 2019!
Our 12th Annual Event
schedule is set, see the schedule link on the left. Team signup is open -
$11,000 purse paying top ten in each category and top 10 overall.
The Steak Cookoff signup is open, see details below! Backyard registration
Camping and 5K Walk/Run registration is open,
see the links on the left. For the 5K Walk/Run, race shirts
are not guaranteed for entries after May 23rd.
we want your photos from this year's Smokin' In Steele.
Please email them to
and we will post them on the site.
year in a row, Smokin' In Steele will receive a grant from
Smithfield that will go directly into our prize purse. So once
again, we are
Smokin with Smithfield!
also brought back the optional Steak Cook Off Competition on Friday
Night. Entry fee is $75 for registered BBQ Teams ($125 for amateur
competitors). We provide the meat, you provide the cooking magic!
$2,000 total prize payout! See the
Steak Cook Off Association rules.
BBQ teams sign up on the Contest Form button above. Amatuer
teams sign up
Steele County Special Olympics Receives Award
Listen to our 2019 ad
On The Couch.
the "Play" button to hear some blues!
Annual Antique Tractor and Cruise-in Car Show: Saturday June 1st from
12pm - 4pm, dash plaques for first 50 entries. Contact Mike Schaffner at
or call 507-213-1692 for details.
Annual Smokin' In Steele 5K run/walk: For 2019 - race chip timing with
disposable chip in bib, course certification, and special family
price for children 10 and under. See the link on the left for
details and registration.
Blues for Kids harmonica class...
Que barbecue contest...
MN BBQ society article.
information or to register for the contest, please check out the links
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information (sends email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
the webmaster (sends email to email@example.com)
For additional info contact Joe
Elbert at (507) 279-4015 or (507) 455-1428.
Our forms are NEW - You can fill them out on your computer and Print
You can also save them as a new PDF - See 'PDF Help' at the left for assistance.
Smokin' in Steele is a state championship barbeque contest as proclaimed by Governor Dayton.
The contest will take place at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna, MN on
May 31st through June 1st, 2019.
Smokin' in Steele is
sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.
It is part of the 16th annual
fund-raising event where we have raised thousands of dollars
for very deserving groups.
Our main beneficiary this year
is the Special Olympics.
Read what was said about our event.