Amateur Rib Cook-Off - Saturday, July 31  Contestants Wanted!

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Contestants Wanted

The Village of Frankfort, Frankfort Area Jaycees, and Frankfort Lions Club are pleased to announce the return of the popular 12th Annual Amateur Rib Cook-Off on Saturday, July 31, 2021.

Do you have what it takes to smoke the competition? We want you! This friendly competition is open to amateur chefs and backyard barbecuers. Teams compete for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Crowd Pleaser awards. Each team must prepare and cook fifteen slabs of baby back ribs on site. Ribs are provided morning of event. Set up begins at 6:00 AM.  Judging begins promptly at Noon. Public tasting begins at 12:30 PM.  The fee to enter the competition is $100.00 and includes the price of the meat. Deadline to enter is July 23, 2021. The complete contestant application packet can be found at

“We are very pleased to see these events come back now that the restrictions have been lifted, and we look forward to seeing what some of our amateur chefs can do,” commented Mayor Keith Ogle.  Be sure to save this date on your calendar so that you can enjoy some delicious prize-winning rib recipes in our beautiful downtown.

Proceeds benefit the Frankfort Area Jaycees and Frankfort Lions Club.