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7th Annual BBQ Rib Cook-Off Sunday September 10th, 2017, 6:00AM - 4:00PM



The "Tooth" is in the BBQ... Ribs that is!

Homestead BBQ Rib Cook OffBring your grills to the Central Bank parking lot on Sunday and showcase your skills in our 5th annual BBQ Rib Cook-Off! After the success of previous "Homestead Festival BBQ Rib Cook-Offs", we are back by popular demand. We look forward to old and new teams alike in this year's command performance.

In years past, it was hard not to notice the distinctive aura down town of numerous smokers adding to all the experience of the multiple events that coincided up and down Princeton Main Street.

Price Information:

This year we are paying out three places with a total purse of $850:

BBQ Rib Cook-Off Contact Info & Registration:

For more information please contact
Tom Root at 815-719-0037 or troot@princeton-il.com

Please download the registration form and rules by clicking the link below!

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM & RULES HERE
BBQ Cook-Off Sponsors:

Past Winners

2014 Winners

1st Place:
First place: Scrib's BBQ (Milledgeville, IL)
Second place: Simpson's Double Barrel BBQ (Huntley, IL)
Third place: Kyle Evans (Princeton, IL)


2013 Winners

1st Place:
First place: Matt & Adam Becker of "Stone Jug BBQ" (LaSalle, IL)
Second place tie: Gerry Henning & Zack Algrehn of "Smoke Brothers BBQ" (Wyanet, IL)
Second place tie: Craig Rehr (Huntley, IL)
Third place: Dan & Julie Brandenburg of "Y-Not Smoking BBQ" (Dixon, IL)


2012 Winners:
First place: Craig Rehr of Huntley
Second place: Bret Nyman of Princeton
Third place: Niel & Shorty's BBQ of Princeton
Fourth place tie: Craig Sluis of Princeton, and Mat & Adam Becker of Peru


2011 Winners:
First place: Bret Nyman of Princeton
Second place: Chip Hickman of Walnut
Third place: Niel & Shorty's BBQ of Princeton

  • 50/50 Raffle
    Buy a chance to win Big Bucks and help support the Homestead Festival!
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  • PJWC Baby Contest
    Make sure to get your little one entered into the PJWC Annual baby Contest. A Festival favorite!
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  • BBQ Rib Cook OFF
    Sunday event with a $30 entry fee. Ribs only cooked on site. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes.
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  • Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang Blues
    BLUES CONCERT @ Alexander Park Sat. 4:30PM-6:30PM Food, beverage and spirits available.
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  • Jaycees Beer Garden
    Darius Miller Park
    Gates Open 8pm / Close 1am
    Music & Entertainment at 8:30pm


2017 Homstead Festival Corporate Sponsors



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