June 3 - 4, 2016
Attention! We want your photos, so at this year's Smokin' In Steele,
please take pictures and email them to
firstname.lastname@example.org, and we
will post them on the site.
Team, Kids Q, and Backyard registration is open!
There will be a drawing Friday night for all the teams that are
registered for both Smokin' in Steele and the Mankato Cookout June
10 - 12. Mankato is Minnesota’s first back-to-back contest. Any team
who is entered in both contests by June 3 is eligible to win. The
winner gets a free entry to both Smokin' in Steele and Mankato
Cookout for 2017. Some lucky team is going to win, it might as well
be you. So get busy and register for both contests today!
In addition, any team wishing to just park their rig for the week
between Smokin' in Steele and the Mankato Cookout, we will have a
spot for you. It is just a week and we are just 30 miles apart. Let
us know if you wish to do this. Just another way that Minnesota
organizers help each other out.
5K Walk/Run and Family Bike Cruise registration is open. See
links at the left.
Great news! The Backyard BBQ is now part of the Fareway Foods
Challenge. Backyard cooks using Fareway meat can win extra cash
prizes in the Chicken/Ribs categories (keep your receipt or
packaging for proof): 1st place $100, 2nd place $75, 3rd place $50;
Surprise Category $100, Grand Champ $200, and Reserve Grand champ $100.
More great news for the Kidz Que! Thanks to the generosity of
Quetopia, Dipstix, and Vaughn Wood there will be cash prizes -
$100 for first, $75 for second, and $50 for third place in each for
hamburger and steak. Goodie
bags will also be provided to all contestants.
KCBS 250,000 Meals
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Smokin' in Steele
participation in this program is cancelled.
New this year - Friday night Steak Cook Off! Pro and
amateur teams are welcome. Click the SCA Logo to register, or
click the 'Contest Entry Form'
button above then select the Steak Cook Off (Pro team fee $75,
amateur team fee $125).
Fareway Foods has generously donated the steaks.
Steele County Special Olympics Receives Award
Listen to our 2016 ad
On The Couch.
the "Play" button to hear some blues!
Comfort Inn (507)
Oakdale Motel (507)
Back for 2016 -
Bicycle Cruise! See information and registration links at
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.
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.
Blues for Kids harmonica class...
Que barbecue contest...
...and back this year,
See links at the left for details and
information on how to enter your car.
MN BBQ society article.
information or to register for the contest, please check out the links
(sends email to email@example.com)
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
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.