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Rib Cook Off Information Page


Thursday, June 21st 2018

To enter: Fill out this form and mail it to UMVF Rib cook-off, PO Box 785, Williston, ND58802

Or enter online at www.umvf.com


  1. The rib cook-off will be out front of the beer gardens on the UMV fairgrounds.
  2. No outside beer, wine or liquir products will be allowed on the fairgrounds or the cook-off.
  3. Each team is allowed 4 official team members and as many assistants as necessary.Each team will receive 4 door prize tickets.
  4. BBQ is the ONLY method of cooking allowed.You will be rerquired to supply your own gril and untensils.Any type of grill is acceptable.Power is available if needed.If you have any special requirements, let us know ahead of time.
  5. The max cooking time is 7 hours. (9am to 4pm).
  6. Each team will receive 50lbs of pork ribs with their entry fee from a specified vendor.Limit is 15 teams.
  7. The UMVF board will provide each team with acontainer for judging and a blank cope of the judges score sheet.The judges are random and volunteer.
  8. You must provide plates and untisils to serve to the public.
  9. You are required to maintain cleanliness of the cooks, grills and cooking space.
  10. Prior to cooking, the ribs must be maintained at 40 degrees or less.
  11. After cooking, ribs must be at 145 degrees or above.
  13. Schedule as follows:
    1. 7am-begin setting up and decorating
    2. 9am-cooks meeting, you must have at least on team member in attendance
    3. 9am-you may begin cooking
    4. 3:50-4pm turn in your container for judging
    5. 4pm-free public tasting beginsWe will annoucne the winners as soon as judging begins
    6. 7pm- Must have grill removed from grilling area by this time

We ask that each team or sponosr consider donating a door prize if possible. We will have Rock-paper-scissors tournament and yard games going all day!

The 2018 Rib Cook-off will be bigger and better then ever before! WE are featuring “category” winners as well as an over all 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place and Peoples Choice! Games and a rock, paper, scissors contest will be going on through out the day. We ask that each team bring door prizes to be given away.

We have a limited number of spaces available so please return your entry from as soon as possible.

Any questions please call Brandy at 701-770-6533.


This years cook-off will take place THURSDAY, June 21ST, 2018. Please take a few moments to review the rules at the bottom of this page and fill out the entry form below. Registrations are due by June 18th, 2018. If you have any questions, feel free to call or email Brandy Ladue at:

brandyladue@yahoo.com - 701-770-6533


Rib Cook-off Entry Form

If you or your company are interested in competing in the Upper Missouri Valley Fair's Annual Rib Cook-off, please fill out the form below and we will be in contact with you shortly.

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