2016 is Going to be Great

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Well it is really cold here in Montana, but that is not stopping us from planning for this years event. 2016 will be our 14th year! The big news is that you do not have to wait as long since we have moved the BBQ up a week. This allows us to combine with the fine folks in Fishtail (6 miles up valley) to make a whole weekend of FUN.

When this BBQ idea all got started the Montana BBQ Cook-Off was the first BBQ in this region, now it is hard to count all the professional events.

We have a proud tradition to live up to here in Absarokee with our little towns BBQ. We strive to continue to keep this event at the forefront. Many competitions have come and gone, so we want to continue to lead as the oldest, richest, and biggest event in the our region.

This year we are receiving generous support from Briggs Distributing in Billings and we can now announce COORS LIGHT as our OFFICIAL beer. This partnership will allow us to have our best ever variety of craft and micro brews.

Soon we hope to have our entertainment line up set, because the Montana BBQ Cook-Off has evolved from a BBQ contest to a great music event too. We are calling ourselves the best free concert and foodie event of the summer. Really where else can you hear such great bands for free while tasting great food.

Last year we made a real effort to make the BBQ an even more family friendly event and we plan on expanding on that concept for 2016. Many exciting things for 2016………………………I can all most smell the smoke now.

FaceBook is the best place to keep current, so if you have not liked us it is time to.

Thank you to all of you who have supported us for all these years. Your support has helped us  to become one of the great MONTANA events. In  2016 we strive to keep you happy.

MAHALO,

NICK

19 Jan 2016

75 day till the BBQ

Wow, time is really flying. It is hard to believe that the event is right around the corner. This is really an exciting time for the organizers, locking in the final details can be a bit nerve racking.

We really believe that this will be our best event yet, great music, great sponsors, and great BBQ. Of course we are working on getting teams signed up, all ways the biggest concern. BBQ teams like to wait to the last minute to get their applications in, a real stress point for finalizing an event.

Back to work, making this year the best year. In the mean time let us know if you have any thoughts on what you have enjoyed over the years and what if anything you like to see added or changed.

Stay hungry folks and we will see you on Sunday July 5th.

20 Apr 2015

Let’s go for thirty

Thank you or as I prefer to say, Mahalo to all the teams that have made the effort to get singed up. But like I said before I all ways want more. So with a week plus a day I would like to get that number up to 30 if possible.

Come on I know we can do it!

Mahalo 2014 teams and good luck.

2014
BBQ Teams

1. Longboard BBQ Absarokee MT
2. Big Bone BBQ Billings MT
3. Webber’s Old West BBQ Craig CO
4. Sunrise BBQ Tulsa OK
5. Upper Stillwater Smokers Nye MT
6. Half Ass BBQ BillingsMT
7. Malon Lave Billings MT
8. PEO Chapter CC* Absarokee MT
9. Checkered Flag BBQ Billings MT
10. Montana Outlaw BBQ Columbus MT 2012 Grand Champion
11. Smokin Jerks Billings MT
12. LaCarrello* Billings MT
13. 12 Bar Blues-Q Billings MT
14. Jo-Bawb’s BBQ Rozet WY
15. LoneStar Smoke Rangers Rapid City SD Defending Grand Champion
16. Itti Bitti Bistro Absarokee MT
17. The Burger Dive Billings MT
18. Rocky Mountian Smokers Calgary Canada
19. Gettin’ Sauced BBQ Lethbridge Alberta Canada
20. UFF-DA-Q Yakima WA
21. Dirty Pickle Pit Masters Billings MT
22. Plumb Dumb BBQ Billings MT
23. Yogi’s Picnic Basket Columbus MT 2011 Grand Champion
24. Up In Smoke BBQ Billings MT
25. Montana Bar-BQ Prescott AZ
26. Yellowstone County Pork Brigade Billings MT
27. Board By Board Miles City MT

27 Jun 2014

We want more

It is never enough, never satisfied as a BBQ event planner. The more the merrier, so we would real like to add you to this list. If you say you saw this post I will even waive the late fee. Come on and join the fun.

2014
BBQ Teams

1. Longboard BBQ Absarokee MT
2. Big Bone BBQ Billings MT
3. Webber’s Old West BBQ Craig CO
4. Sunrise BBQ Tulsa OK
5. Upper Stillwater Smokers Nye MT
6. Half Ass BBQ BillingsMT
7. Malon Lave Billings MT
8. PEO Chapter CC* Absarokee MT
9. Checkered Flag BBQ Billings MT
10. Montana Outlaw BBQ Columbus MT
2012 Grand Champion
11. Smokin Jerks Billings MT
12. LaCarrello* Billings MT
13. 12 Bar Blues-Q Billings MT
14. Jo-Bawb’s BBQ Rozet WY
15. LoneStar Smoke Rangers Rapid City SD
Defending Grand Champion
16. Itti Bitti Bistro Absarokee MT
17. The Burger Dive Billings MT
18. Rocky Mountian Smokers Calgary Canada
19. Gettin’ Sauced BBQ Lethbridge Alberta Canada
20. UFF-DA-Q Yakima WA
21. Dirty Pickle Pit Masters Billings MT
22. Plumb Dumb BBQ Billings MT
23. Board By Board Miles City MT
24. Up In Smoke BBQ Billings MT
25. Montana Bar-BQ Prescott AZ
26. Yogi’s Picnic Basket Columbus MT

20 Jun 2014

Teams where are you

Come on TEAMS we need your applications. Remember spaces will be assigned based on getting your fees and paperwork in. There are still some early bird prizes to be had too. And in a couple weeks you will be subject to the LATE FEE. So those that have said they are in we need you to fill out the forms. Entry and tax form, remember no tax form no money.

The most difficult part of the whole BBQ event planning is getting teams to send in their entry. It really causes a lot of stress for me and holds off our ability to lay the event out.  If cash flow is an issue let me know and we will see what we can do to help you out. Plus you can now pay on line, so that gives you the ability to charge it or use your Paypal account. Just go to the BBQ home page and scroll down to the bottom for the pay options.

Get your forms in, please.

02 Jun 2014

Free BBQ class this week

Ok it is down to 33 days to the big old BBQ day. Lets get the word out and start to build up some more excitement. There is no reason this should not be our most fun yet. A day short of 5 weeks

Remember there is still time to but a team together and if you need help your in LUCK. this Friday and Saturday the Montana Outlaw BBQ team will be doing a free COMPETITION BBQ class. I will be there and we will have some incentives for first time teams to compete in this years event. Check past Face Book posts for more information. Or just get a hold of Justin or Ty at Columbus ACE Hardware. Come down and have some fun.

You can reach me at 406 690 3030 if you need any additional information.

02 Jun 2014

Montana BBQ Cook-Off Blog

Another facet of moving forward in the E-age is to have a blog. So now the BBQ website now has that ability.

This forum will allow us to post current information to the site.

So it has begun, look here for updates and additional information on the BBQ and anything else I feel the need to share.

13 May 2014