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THE GREAT MIDWEST RIB FEST AT MYSTIC LAKE
PRIOR LAKE – July 28, 2014 – The Great Midwest Rib Fest debuted at Mystic Lake last weekend, featuring eight of the country’s top rib cookers competing for prizes.
A total of $15,000 in prizes was awarded, with Texas Outlaw BBQ from Elizabethtown, KY winning 1st Place and taking home the $8,000 Grand Prize. Famous Dave’s from Minneapolis, MN won 2nd Place and $3,000, Croix Valley BBQ from River Falls, WI earned 3rd Place and $2,000, Aussom Aussie from Philadelphia, PA received 4th Place and $1,000, with 5th Place and $500 going to Rasta Joe BBQ from Plymouth, IN. Best Sauce honors and a $500 prize went to Famous Dave’s from Minneapolis, MN.
Local celebrity judges Jack Riebel, Stephanie March, Sue Zelickson, Jason DeRusha, and Donald Gonzalez sampled barbecue pork ribs from all eight cookers on Saturday, and the winners were announced Sunday afternoon. Attendees also had an opportunity to vote for their favorite ribs on Friday and Saturday, and the Best of the Fest Award for people’s choice went to Chicago BBQ Company from Chicago, IL.
More than 30,000 festival goers attended The Great Midwest Rib Fest from July 25 through 27. The free outdoor event also included The Great Midwest Art Fest featuring works by dozens of Midwestern artists, free concerts by Paul Revere and The Raiders, The Oak Ridge Boys and Chris Hawkey, and a variety of food and drink vendors.
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