Big Island Bar-B-Que

Big Island Bar-B-Que KCBS State Championship The Big Island Bar-B-Que is a KCBS sanctioned State Championship. We draw some of the top teams in the United States that are a part of Kansas City Barbeque Society to compete annually in August in Albert Lea Minnesota.

The winner of the Big Island Bar-B-Que receives a cash payout as well as an invitation to the American Royal/KC Masterpiece Invitational in Kansas City MO. Overall winner is in a drawing to represent Minnesota at the World Jack Daniels Championship and different categories are automatically invited to the WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Operating as usual

07/16/2021
Big Island Bar-B-Que

Please sign up and pass the word to your fellow cooks. There is a KCBS BBQ Contest on Saturday and a KCBS Backyard on Sunday at the same location. This is a new location and the city is very supportive. Thank you!

KCBS State Championship

Brookings Summer Arts Festival
07/12/2020

Brookings Summer Arts Festival

BSAF is wishing out loud that we all could have been together this weekend! Brookings' own Pioneer Park is just gorgeous this year, and today has been just the right temp, a perfect 79 degrees! Oh, the fun we would have had!
Save the dates July 10 & 11, 2021 and join our 50th Anniversary celebration.

05/11/2020

Big Island BBQ in Albert Lea, Minnesota has been postponed until August 20-21, 2021. I was difficult making the decision but we don't want any of our cooks, judges, volunteers or public pit in danger with the virus. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!!

05/11/2020

Big Island BBQ in Albert Lea, Minnesota has been postponed until August 20-21, 2021. I was difficult making the decision but we don't want any of our cooks, volunteers or public pit in danger with the virus. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!!

02/23/2020

Just got our first cook's registration for 2020 Big Island BBQ...Curtis Arnold from Pleasant Hill, IL. Welcome to BIB in Albert Lea, MN, August 21-22, 2020.

This is a great event!!!!
12/26/2019

This is a great event!!!!

It’s time again for The Annual Gourmet Auction! Now in it's 20th year, this event is sponsored by the Albert Lea Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce and the Big Island Rendezvous and Festival!

Join us on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at Wedgewood Cove Golf Club for this unique event! The social hour begins at 5:00 p.m. The tasting stations will open at 6:30 p.m. and the silent auction runs from 5:30 to 7:25. At 7:30 p.m. the live auction action begins and continues throughout the evening!

With an array of items to bid on and lots of great food to sample and savor, this is a night you don’t want to miss!

Money raised will be used for the 2020 Educational Days at the Big Island Rendezvous and Festival and community projects of the Albert Lea Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce.

Join us, bring a friend, or bring your family, and don’t forget to bring your appetite!

11/19/2019

Save the date: August 21-22, 2020 for the 13th Annual BIB...steak, bbq, chili, wings, kids' Q, and dessert.

Big Island Rendezvous Giveaway! Like and share this post and you will be entered for a chance to win a family pass. Luck...
09/21/2019

Big Island Rendezvous Giveaway!

Like and share this post and you will be entered for a chance to win a family pass. Lucky winner will be drawn Sunday night.

Giveaway Time!
🎫 Win a family pass. 🎫 Just like 👍 this post & share it to enter. Winner chosen Sunday night.

09/21/2019
Big Island Rendezvous on KSMQ's "Off 90"

I did this a few years ago. PBS did a great job. Thank you KSMQ "Off 90"
Please spread the word and invite your friends to come to Big Island a Rendezvous in Albert Lea, October 5-6, 2019.

The Big Island Rendezvous is an event in Albert Lea that strives to recreate an important part of America's past! Come with us to Albert Lea to meet Benjamin...

09/20/2019
Big Island Rendezvous on KSMQ's "Off 90"

Explore Minnesota: Bringing history alive at Big Island Rendezvous.

The Big Island Rendezvous is an event in Albert Lea that strives to recreate an important part of America's past! Come with us to Albert Lea to meet Benjamin...

The 10 Best Fall Festivals in Minnesota!
09/12/2019
The 10 Best Fall Festivals in Minnesota!

The 10 Best Fall Festivals in Minnesota!

Fall in Minnesota often feels energized, as people rush to enjoy as much good weather as they can until the unpredictable arrival of winter. One thing

Minnesota Barbeque Society
08/28/2019

Minnesota Barbeque Society

Here it is! Your Team Of the Year double feature update!

Since we weren't able to get this posted after each of the last two events, you're getting the total update after both SMSU Smokefest in Marshall, MN on Aug. 17th and Big Island Bar-B-Que in Albert Lea, MN on Aug. 24th. Way to go to all the teams that competed at these two contests! This leaves just one event left for the 2019 Minnesota Barbeque Society T.O.Y. chase. Hope to see you all at the King Turkey Day Smokin' Gobbler BBQ Cook-Off on Sept. 14th!

08/21/2019
Big Island Bar-B-Que

Big Island Bar-B-Que

These are the cooks/teams signed up for BIB and SCA Cookoffs as of Tuesday

3 Thirds BBQ Dahlen Larry
Aces High BBQ Braun Andy
Bend In the River Prange Jeremy
Big Chain BBQ Ortmayer Douglas
Croix Valley Sauces Holter Damon and Lu
Diablos BBQ Montanye Shannon
Diggers Piggers Drigans Jim
dry 2 da bone Janssen Harlyn
Farm Boy BBQ Rosenberg Joe
Full Boar BBQ Jensen Kyle
Get Up and Go Ordalen Beth and Ahne
Hogline Reese Dustin
Hot Daddy's BBQ Kuhn Kyle
Lucky 19 Bourdage Aaron
Lucky's Q McGlaun Justin
Machete Boys BBQ Ellis David
Mama Tried Duckert Brad
Marburg Brothers BBQ Anderson Jeff
Marburg Brothers BBQ S1 Hegland Ryan
Marie's Wells Christopher
Meato Bandito Koski Stewart
Montana Max BBQ Nelson Max
Nectar of the Hogs Mitchell Jim
No Bone Graves Scott
OnQ BBQ Lang John
Phoenix BBQ Lauer Steve
Piper's Pit Piper Deb
Piper's Pit Piper Richard
Po-Po Pork Spellacy Tim
Porchy's Hinken Cory
Pregamers Stewart Dave
Quality in Smoke Radtke David
Que'd Up BBQ Patterson Travis
R Butts R Smokin Robinett Randy
Rebel Fire Que' N Company Severson Todd
SCA Jacobsen Jeffery
SCA Janne Mike
SCA Johnson Eric
SCA Ouverson Matt
SCA Keven Farrell
SCA Mark Johnson
Schwebs BBQ Weber Scott
Scorched Deck BBQ Kilby John
Six Butt BBQ Lee Mark
Smoke on Chapek Shane
Smoke in the Eye Schieier Scott
Smokes Rollin Emery Trinity
Smokey and his Bandits Thomas Greg
Smokin' Big Yuker Thad
Smokin' Bones Davis Ken
Smokin' Bros BBQ Jensen Rich
Smokin G's BBQ Gavin Scott
Spitfire Olson Tim
Stressed Relief BBQ Brown Sandy
Stressed Relief BBQ Brown Tim
Tattooed Que Huntley Mark
Team Chuckwagon Jennifer Ordalen Paulson
Texas Smoke Moore Matt
The Little Boys Dahlen Martin
The Q Crew Davis Rich
TnT Smokin BBQ Trent Dave
Toad Hollar BBQ Padgitt Doug
Totally Sauced Bjork Christopher
Treefrog BBQ Brown Kevin
Ugly Baby BBQ Garry Edward
Wags Backwoods BBQ Wagner Jason
We Will Rock 'Que Skiroock Anthony
Whitewater BBQ Fagerlind Dan

08/21/2019

These are the cooks/teams signed up for BIB and SCA Cookoffs as of Tuesday

3 Thirds BBQ Dahlen Larry
Aces High BBQ Braun Andy
Bend In the River Prange Jeremy
Big Chain BBQ Ortmayer Douglas
Croix Valley Sauces Holter Damon and Lu
Diablos BBQ Montanye Shannon
Diggers Piggers Drigans Jim
dry 2 da bone Janssen Harlyn
Farm Boy BBQ Rosenberg Joe
Full Boar BBQ Jensen Kyle
Get Up and Go Ordalen Beth and Ahne
Hogline Reese Dustin
Hot Daddy's BBQ Kuhn Kyle
Lucky 19 Bourdage Aaron
Lucky's Q McGlaun Justin
Machete Boys BBQ Ellis David
Mama Tried Duckert Brad
Marburg Brothers BBQ Anderson Jeff
Marburg Brothers BBQ S1 Hegland Ryan
Marie's Wells Christopher
Meato Bandito Koski Stewart
Montana Max BBQ Nelson Max
Nectar of the Hogs Mitchell Jim
No Bone Graves Scott
OnQ BBQ Lang John
Phoenix BBQ Lauer Steve
Piper's Pit Piper Deb
Piper's Pit Piper Richard
Po-Po Pork Spellacy Tim
Porchy's Hinken Cory
Pregamers Stewart Dave
Quality in Smoke Radtke David
Que'd Up BBQ Patterson Travis
R Butts R Smokin Robinett Randy
Rebel Fire Que' N Company Severson Todd
SCA Jacobsen Jeffery
SCA Janne Mike
SCA Johnson Eric
SCA Ouverson Matt
SCA Keven Farrell
SCA Mark Johnson
Schwebs BBQ Weber Scott
Scorched Deck BBQ Kilby John
Six Butt BBQ Lee Mark
Smoke on Chapek Shane
Smoke in the Eye Schieier Scott
Smokes Rollin Emery Trinity
Smokey and his Bandits Thomas Greg
Smokin' Big Yuker Thad
Smokin' Bones Davis Ken
Smokin' Bros BBQ Jensen Rich
Smokin G's BBQ Gavin Scott
Spitfire Olson Tim
Stressed Relief BBQ Brown Sandy
Stressed Relief BBQ Brown Tim
Tattooed Que Huntley Mark
Team Chuckwagon Jennifer Ordalen Paulson
Texas Smoke Moore Matt
The Little Boys Dahlen Martin
The Q Crew Davis Rich
TnT Smokin BBQ Trent Dave
Toad Hollar BBQ Padgitt Doug
Totally Sauced Bjork Christopher
Treefrog BBQ Brown Kevin
Ugly Baby BBQ Garry Edward
Wags Backwoods BBQ Wagner Jason
We Will Rock 'Que Skiroock Anthony
Whitewater BBQ Fagerlind Dan

08/20/2019
Big Island Bar-B-Que

Big Island Bar-B-Que

As of today we have these people for BIB this weekend
Larry Dahlen 3 Thirds BBQ
Andy Braun Aces High BBQ
Douglas Ortmayer Big Chain BBQ
Damon and Lu Holter Croix Valley Sauces
Shannon Montanye Diablos BBQ
Jim Drigans Diggers Piggers
Harlyn Janssen dry 2 da bone
Joe Rosenberg Farm Boy BBQ
Kyle Jensen Full Boar BBQ
Steve Nelson Grills Gone Wild Iowa
Dustin Reese Hogline
Kyle Kuhn Hot Daddy's BBQ
Aaron Bourdage Lucky 19
Justin McGlaun Lucky's Q
David Ellis Machete Boys BBQ
Jeff Anderson Marburg Brothers BBQ
Ryan Hegland Marburg Brothers BBQ S1
Christopher Wells Marie's
Stewart Koski Meato Bandito
Max Nelson Montana Max BBQ
Jim Mitchell Nectar of the Hogs
John Lang OnQ BBQ
Steve Lauer Phoenix BBQ
Deb Piper Piper's Pit
Richard Piper Piper's Pit
Tim Spellacy Po-Po Pork
Cory Hinken Porchy's
Dave Stewart Pregamers
David Radtke Quality in Smoke
Travis Patterson Que'd Up BBQ
Randy Robinett R Butts R Smokin
Todd Severson Rebel Fire Que' N Company
Sandy Brown SCA
Tim Brown SCA
Brad Duckert SCA
Scott Graves SCA
Jeffery Jacobsen SCA
Mike Janne SCA
Eric Johnson SCA
Matt Ouverson SCA
Scott Weber Schwebs BBQ
John Kilby Scorched Deck BBQ
Mark Lee Six Butt BBQ
Shane Chapek Smoke on
Scott Schieier Smoke in the Eye
Scott Schreier Smoke in the Eye
Trinity Emery Smokes Rollin
Greg Thomas Smokey and his Bandits
Thad Yuker Smokin' Big
Ken Davis Smokin' Bones
Rich Jenson Smokin' Bros BBQ
Tim Olson Spitfire
Mark Huntley Tattooed Que
JT & Calamity Jane Team Chuckwagon
Matt Moore Texas Smoke
Martin Dahlen The Little Boys
Rich Davis The Q Crew
Dave Trent TnT Smokin BBQ
Doug Padgitt Toad Hollar BBQ
Christopher Bjork Totally Sauced
Kevin Brown Treefrog BBQ
Jason Wagner Wags Backwoods BBQ
Anthony Skiroock We Will Rock 'Que
Dan Fagerlind Whitewater BBQ

08/20/2019
Big Island Bar-B-Que

Big Island Bar-B-Que

As of today we have these people for BIB this weekend
Larry Dahlen 3 Thirds BBQ
Andy Braun Aces High BBQ
Douglas Ortmayer Big Chain BBQ
Damon and Lu Holter Croix Valley Sauces
Shannon Montanye Diablos BBQ
Jim Drigans Diggers Piggers
Harlyn Janssen dry 2 da bone
Joe Rosenberg Farm Boy BBQ
Kyle Jensen Full Boar BBQ
Steve Nelson Grills Gone Wild Iowa
Dustin Reese Hogline
Kyle Kuhn Hot Daddy's BBQ
Aaron Bourdage Lucky 19
Justin McGlaun Lucky's Q
David Ellis Machete Boys BBQ
Jeff Anderson Marburg Brothers BBQ
Ryan Hegland Marburg Brothers BBQ S1
Christopher Wells Marie's
Stewart Koski Meato Bandito
Max Nelson Montana Max BBQ
Jim Mitchell Nectar of the Hogs
John Lang OnQ BBQ
Steve Lauer Phoenix BBQ
Deb Piper Piper's Pit
Richard Piper Piper's Pit
Tim Spellacy Po-Po Pork
Cory Hinken Porchy's
Dave Stewart Pregamers
David Radtke Quality in Smoke
Travis Patterson Que'd Up BBQ
Randy Robinett R Butts R Smokin
Todd Severson Rebel Fire Que' N Company
Sandy Brown SCA
Tim Brown SCA
Brad Duckert SCA
Scott Graves SCA
Jeffery Jacobsen SCA
Mike Janne SCA
Eric Johnson SCA
Matt Ouverson SCA
Scott Weber Schwebs BBQ
John Kilby Scorched Deck BBQ
Mark Lee Six Butt BBQ
Shane Chapek Smoke on
Scott Schieier Smoke in the Eye
Scott Schreier Smoke in the Eye
Trinity Emery Smokes Rollin
Greg Thomas Smokey and his Bandits
Thad Yuker Smokin' Big
Ken Davis Smokin' Bones
Rich Jenson Smokin' Bros BBQ
Tim Olson Spitfire
Mark Huntley Tattooed Que
JT & Calamity Jane Team Chuckwagon
Matt Moore Texas Smoke
Martin Dahlen The Little Boys
Rich Davis The Q Crew
Dave Trent TnT Smokin BBQ
Doug Padgitt Toad Hollar BBQ
Christopher Bjork Totally Sauced
Kevin Brown Treefrog BBQ
Jason Wagner Wags Backwoods BBQ
Anthony Skiroock We Will Rock 'Que
Dan Fagerlind Whitewater BBQ

08/20/2019
Big Island Bar-B-Que

Big Island Bar-B-Que

As of today we have these people for BIB this weekend
Larry Dahlen 3 Thirds BBQ
Andy Braun Aces High BBQ
Douglas Ortmayer Big Chain BBQ
Damon and Lu Holter Croix Valley Sauces
Shannon Montanye Diablos BBQ
Jim Drigans Diggers Piggers
Harlyn Janssen dry 2 da bone
Joe Rosenberg Farm Boy BBQ
Kyle Jensen Full Boar BBQ
Steve Nelson Grills Gone Wild Iowa
Dustin Reese Hogline
Kyle Kuhn Hot Daddy's BBQ
Aaron Bourdage Lucky 19
Justin McGlaun Lucky's Q
David Ellis Machete Boys BBQ
Jeff Anderson Marburg Brothers BBQ
Ryan Hegland Marburg Brothers BBQ S1
Christopher Wells Marie's
Stewart Koski Meato Bandito
Max Nelson Montana Max BBQ
Jim Mitchell Nectar of the Hogs
John Lang OnQ BBQ
Steve Lauer Phoenix BBQ
Deb Piper Piper's Pit
Richard Piper Piper's Pit
Tim Spellacy Po-Po Pork
Cory Hinken Porchy's
Dave Stewart Pregamers
David Radtke Quality in Smoke
Travis Patterson Que'd Up BBQ
Randy Robinett R Butts R Smokin
Todd Severson Rebel Fire Que' N Company
Sandy Brown SCA
Tim Brown SCA
Brad Duckert SCA
Scott Graves SCA
Jeffery Jacobsen SCA
Mike Janne SCA
Eric Johnson SCA
Matt Ouverson SCA
Scott Weber Schwebs BBQ
John Kilby Scorched Deck BBQ
Mark Lee Six Butt BBQ
Shane Chapek Smoke on
Scott Schieier Smoke in the Eye
Scott Schreier Smoke in the Eye
Trinity Emery Smokes Rollin
Greg Thomas Smokey and his Bandits
Thad Yuker Smokin' Big
Ken Davis Smokin' Bones
Rich Jenson Smokin' Bros BBQ
Tim Olson Spitfire
Mark Huntley Tattooed Que
JT & Calamity Jane Team Chuckwagon
Matt Moore Texas Smoke
Martin Dahlen The Little Boys
Rich Davis The Q Crew
Dave Trent TnT Smokin BBQ
Doug Padgitt Toad Hollar BBQ
Christopher Bjork Totally Sauced
Kevin Brown Treefrog BBQ
Jason Wagner Wags Backwoods BBQ
Anthony Skiroock We Will Rock 'Que
Dan Fagerlind Whitewater BBQ

08/20/2019

As of today we have these people for BIB this weekend
Larry Dahlen 3 Thirds BBQ
Andy Braun Aces High BBQ
Douglas Ortmayer Big Chain BBQ
Damon and Lu Holter Croix Valley Sauces
Shannon Montanye Diablos BBQ
Jim Drigans Diggers Piggers
Harlyn Janssen dry 2 da bone
Joe Rosenberg Farm Boy BBQ
Kyle Jensen Full Boar BBQ
Steve Nelson Grills Gone Wild Iowa
Dustin Reese Hogline
Kyle Kuhn Hot Daddy's BBQ
Aaron Bourdage Lucky 19
Justin McGlaun Lucky's Q
David Ellis Machete Boys BBQ
Jeff Anderson Marburg Brothers BBQ
Ryan Hegland Marburg Brothers BBQ S1
Christopher Wells Marie's
Stewart Koski Meato Bandito
Max Nelson Montana Max BBQ
Jim Mitchell Nectar of the Hogs
John Lang OnQ BBQ
Steve Lauer Phoenix BBQ
Deb Piper Piper's Pit
Richard Piper Piper's Pit
Tim Spellacy Po-Po Pork
Cory Hinken Porchy's
Dave Stewart Pregamers
David Radtke Quality in Smoke
Travis Patterson Que'd Up BBQ
Randy Robinett R Butts R Smokin
Todd Severson Rebel Fire Que' N Company
Sandy Brown SCA
Tim Brown SCA
Brad Duckert SCA
Scott Graves SCA
Jeffery Jacobsen SCA
Mike Janne SCA
Eric Johnson SCA
Matt Ouverson SCA
Scott Weber Schwebs BBQ
John Kilby Scorched Deck BBQ
Mark Lee Six Butt BBQ
Shane Chapek Smoke on
Scott Schieier Smoke in the Eye
Scott Schreier Smoke in the Eye
Trinity Emery Smokes Rollin
Greg Thomas Smokey and his Bandits
Thad Yuker Smokin' Big
Ken Davis Smokin' Bones
Rich Jenson Smokin' Bros BBQ
Tim Olson Spitfire
Mark Huntley Tattooed Que
JT & Calamity Jane Team Chuckwagon
Matt Moore Texas Smoke
Martin Dahlen The Little Boys
Rich Davis The Q Crew
Dave Trent TnT Smokin BBQ
Doug Padgitt Toad Hollar BBQ
Christopher Bjork Totally Sauced
Kevin Brown Treefrog BBQ
Jason Wagner Wags Backwoods BBQ
Anthony Skiroock We Will Rock 'Que
Dan Fagerlind Whitewater BBQ

08/02/2019

A TV Film Crew is coming to Big Island BBQ in Albert Lea, MN to produce a feature on BBQ and Kids Que, and American BBQ culture. Come and be part of this exciting weekend.

Big Island Bar-B-Que
07/31/2019

Big Island Bar-B-Que

07/31/2019
Hope to see you at Albert Lea this August 2019. Turkey Challenge added this year.  NO FEE and TURKEY BREAST FURNISHED
06/22/2019

Hope to see you at Albert Lea this August 2019. Turkey Challenge added this year. NO FEE and TURKEY BREAST FURNISHED

02/03/2019

2019 dates are August 23-24 in Albert Lea.

Application to cook BBQ, Steak, Chili, Chicken Wings, Dessert and Anything Eggs (new category) is now available. Just em...
12/13/2018

Application to cook BBQ, Steak, Chili, Chicken Wings, Dessert and Anything Eggs (new category) is now available. Just email me at pvining at smiig dot net and I will send it directly to you. Mark the dates August 23-24, 2019 in Albert Lea, MN for BIB.

08/27/2018

Thank you everyone that did steak, wings, and chili at BIB in Albert Lea, MN last weekend. It was a great show and very competative but such fun having so many friends together. Please come back next year, August 23, 2019.

Lucky 19 Sauce Company
08/26/2018

Lucky 19 Sauce Company

Back home again after another fun weekend cooking BBQ at Big Island BBQ, Albert lLea. We had one of our best cooks of the year,...or at least we thought so! Judges disagreed somewhat. Came away with 1st place Compart Duroc ribs and 5th place Snake River Farms Brisket and landed 8th overall out of 49 teams.
Also had a great time cooking with a judge who is working on earning his “Master Judge” status, which requires judging 30 contests and also cooking with a competition team. Mark Noordsy was great help all weekend, and it was fun and interesting to hear about what goes on in the judges tent! We all complain about judges here and there,...but none of us could do this crazy sport without em!
Congrats to our friends Smokeyvand his Bandits on their 2nd Grand Championship in two weeks, and Spitfire on Reserve Grand!
Now we’re taking a couple of weeks off and gearing up for the American Royal, at the Kansas City Speedway.
Compart Family Farms
#SRF
#WhitewaterBBQ Drum Smokers
J.N. Firewood they deliver!
#LuckyLighterLeague

Smokey and his Bandits Competition BBQ
08/26/2018

Smokey and his Bandits Competition BBQ

Holy cow...Grand Champs at Big Island BBQ in Albert Lea...and sharing the stage with Tim and Mary from Spitfire, two that have been very supportive of our efforts for years. Congrats to these wonderful friends on their Reserve Grand! We finished 5th in chicken and 1st in brisket...Greg really has the cook dialed in. Oh, we also were able to hand the Bedpan Trophy back to Rub My Rack...display it proudly Stan and Tonia!

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2580 Bridge Ave
Albert Lea, MN
56007

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Friday 5pm - 11pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(507) 552-1368

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Is anyone live streaming the awards?
Peppered Cow will be there! Serving Friday noon to 6 pm or so Saturday from 9am to 5pm