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Steele County Fairgrounds

Owatonna, Minnesota
May 29 - May 30, 2015

Wow! Our best contest ever with 67 teams!  2014 will go down in the history books.  Click here for results, or click here for photos!



Presented by

Knights of Columbus

Council 945


New this year!  "Fareway Foods Challenge" - winners from each category in the KCBS sanctioned contest receive an extra $500 from Fareway Foods IF using meat purchased from Fareway Foods. Click the logo for directions.

Just a few blocks away. Follow Elm St North out of Fairgrounds to KC Hall, turn left 1 block.OR follow Oak St. North to Fareway sign.

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Listen to our 2014 ad at Music On The Couch.


Click the "Play" button to hear some blues!

'Barbecue and Beans' by Don Ray

Sponsor Hotels -

Comfort Inn (507) 444-0818


Oakdale Motel (507) 451-5480


AmericInn Hotel (507) 455-1142



3rd Annual Antique Tractor Show: Saturday May 31st from 9am-2pm, with a parade at 11am!  Contact Mike Schaffner at BMWood@Q.Net or call 451-2818 (cell 213-1692) for details.





3rd Annual Smokin' In Steele 5K run/walk: New for 2014 - 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.  See our Facebook page for pictures and updates.


Not running the race but interested in volunteering a couple hours on race day May 31st to help by manning street corners and cheer on the ruHappy Color Harp Kids Harmonicanners?  Call 213-4415.




Free Blues for Kids harmonica class...




Kidz Que barbecue contest...










and fan favorite modified lawn tractor pull!







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.

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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 May 30th through May 31st,  2014.

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

It is part of the 13th 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 2014

Advance Tickets


EVENT Info Poster

Judges/Camping Map

Camping Information and Registration

5K Run Online Info

5K Run Info and Mail-in Registration

Kidz Que Info and Registration

Backyard BBQ Rules

Backyard BBQ Registration

2014 Band Bios/Links

Blues for Kids Registration

Sponsorship Info

Sponsor Form

KCBS Rules & Regulations

2013 Results


2012 Results


2011 Results

2010 Results

2009 Results






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