Inaugural BBQ Competition Ushers in 2013 Sturgis Rally

Free BBQ Competition Serves Up Great Taste at Outdoor Rendezvous

Sturgis Rally BBQ Competition Puts Best BBQ Recipes to the Test

Calling all pitmasters and barbecue buffs to the first annual Outdoor Rendezvous BBQ Competition at the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip! Whether your preference is sweet, smoky, spicy or savory, this free event, sponsored by the South Dakota Beef Industry Council, is sure to satisfy. The Outdoor Rendezvous BBQ Competition takes place just prior to the start of the 2013 Sturgis Rally, on Sunday, Aug. 4 from 9 am to 4 pm on the East side of the Sturgis campground facility.

What: FREE BBQ and Competition
When: Aug 4, 2013 9am-4pm
Where: East side of Buffalo Chip Campground
How: Click To Enter
         Show up and Feast

A cook’s meeting takes place at 9 am, with barbecues fired up immediately following. The public is invited to sample their mouth-watering barbecue creations free of charge from 12-4 pm. Judging takes place at 4 pm and at 5 cash prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places.

Divisions consist of an open division for beef, pork or chicken, and People’s Choice Beef. The South Dakota Beef Industry Council will provide beef for the People Choice division, but those participating in the open division must provide their meat.

Entries are limited to 25 and the entry fee is $25 per division. To enter, please submit a completed entry form, release agreement and entry fee by July 20, 2013. For more information, contact to Mike Kilmer at