Still time to enter chili, BBQ competitions

Graphic courtesy SD BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP This year’s Friday Chili Challenge and Backyard BBQ People’s choice will take place Friday and Saturday, June 3-4, on the S.D. State Fairgrounds, in conjunction with the Original S.D. BBQ Championships and Wheel Jam.

HURON — Does your chili receive rave reviews when you make it for family and friends?

Are your meat smoker abilities above and beyond others?

If so, perhaps you may want to see how your chili and meat smoking skills stack up against others at the F.A.T. Friday Chili Challenge and Backyard BBQ People’s Choice contest, which is part of the Original S.D. BBQ Championships June 3-4 held on the S.D. State Fairgrounds in conjunction with Wheel Jam.

The Chili Challenge has two divisions, individual and group. Businesses and organizations can enter the group division – what a great team activity and opportunity to connect with the public!

The registration fee for the Chili Challenge is $20 and offers payouts in overall judged and people’s choice competition. The payout in each division for people’s choice is $75 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.

For the overall judged competition, first place receives $250, second place gets $125 and third place takes home $50.

Have you been sharpening your BBQ and meat smoking skills this past year?

The Backyard BBQ is open to all skill levels and is a great entry level contest to take part in and to connect with other BBQ enthusiasts. Entering is a great value as the registration fee is only $20 and all of the meat is provided to the teams.

The four meat divisions are:
1) pork butt — donated by S.D. Pork Producers
2) turkey breast — donated by Dakota Provisions
3) brisket — donated by S.D. Beef Council
4) boneless leg of lamb roast — donated by the S.D. Sheep Growers, American Lamb Board, Lynn and Diane Perry, and Kepp’s Chislic

The payout per meat division for the people’s choice judging is $125 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place. The payout per meat division for the blind judging is $150 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.

For more information on how to enter, log on to www.sdbbqchampionships.com or call 605-353-7354. Entry before June 1 is strongly encouraged.

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