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Steele County Fairgrounds

Owatonna, Minnesota
June 3 - 4, 2016

Team form is now open!  Register by February 15th and enter all four categories for $250 (reg. $280) plus free Anything Butt entry! Register between February 16th and March 15th and get free Anything Butt entry!

New this year - Friday night Steak Cook Off!  Pro and amateur teams are welcome.  Click the 'Contest Entry Form' button above then select the Steak Cook Off (Pro team fee $75, amateur team fee $125).

Click here for 2015 team results, and here for 2015 event photos!

Kids Q results can be found here.



Presented by

Knights of Columbus

Council 945


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Listen to our 2015 ad at Music On The Couch.


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'Barbecue and Beans' by Don Ray

Comfort Inn (507) 444-0818


Oakdale Motel (507) 451-5480





Back for 2016 - Bicycle Cruise!
  See information and registration links at left.







5th Annual Antique Tractor and Semi Truck Show: Saturday June 4th from 9am-2pm, with a parade at 11am!  Contact Mike Schaffner at BMWood@Q.Net or call 451-2818 (cell 213-1692) for details.





5th Annual Smokin' In Steele 5K run/walk: For 2016 - 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. 


Happy Color Harp Kids Harmonica



Free Blues for Kids harmonica class...




Kidz Que barbecue contest...








...and back this year, Classic Cars!
See links at the left for details and
information on how to enter your car.




See our MN BBQ society article.


For more information or to register for the contest, please check out the links below:

General information (sends email to info@smokininsteele.com)
Registration information (sends email to registration@smokininsteele.com)
Email the webmaster (sends email to webmaster@smokininsteele.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 them.

You can also save them as a new PDF - See 'PDF Help' at the left for assistance.


Steele County Special Olympics Receives Award

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 June 3rd through June 4th, 2016.

Smokin' in Steele is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.

It is part of the 14th 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.




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Schedule for 2016

Advance Tickets


Event Poster

2016 Band Bios/Links

Judges/Camping Map

Camping Information and Registration

Volunteer at

5K online registration at

5K Run Info and Mail-in Registration

Kidz Que
Info and Registration

Backyard BBQ Rules & Registration

Car Show Details &

Bike Cruise online info & registration at

Bike Cruise info & Mail-in Registration

Blues for Kids Registration

Sponsorship Info

Sponsor Form

KCBS Rules & Regulations


2014 Results
2013 Results

2012 Results

2011 Results

2010 Results

2009 Results






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