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Steele County Fairgrounds

Owatonna, Minnesota
June 1 - 2, 2018!


Presented by

Knights of Columbus

Council 945


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Wonderful news! Smokin' in Steele was one of the select few teams in America to be awarded a Smokin with Smithfield Grant. This will translate directly into more prize money in more teams pockets this year!

Team registrations will open soon. It’s going to be an exciting year. Keep watching for more details.

Click here to view our 2017 photos. Don't forget, we want your photos from this year's Smokin' In Steele. Please email them to photos@smokininsteele.com, and we will post them on the site.

In the News: Steele County Special Olympics Receives Award



Listen to our 2017 ad at Music On The Couch.


Click the "Play" button to hear some blues!

'Barbecue and Beans' by Don Ray

Comfort Inn (507) 444-0818


Oakdale Motel (507) 451-5480





Back for 2017 - Bicycle Cruise!
  See information and registration links at left.







6th Annual Antique Tractor and Semi Truck Show: Saturday June 3rd from 9am-2pm, with a parade at 11am!  Contact Mike Schaffner at BMWood@Q.com or call 451-2818 (cell 213-1692) for details.





6th Annual Smokin' In Steele 5K run/walk: For 2017 - race chip timing with disposable chip in bib, course certification, and special family price for children 10 and under. See the link on the left for details and registration. 


Happy Color Harp Kids Harmonica



Free Blues for Kids harmonica class...




Kidz Que barbecue contest...








...and back this year, Classic Cars!
See links at the left for details and
information on how to enter your car.




See our MN BBQ society article.


For more information or to register for the contest, please check out the links below:

General information (sends email to info@smokininsteele.com)
Registration information (sends email to registration@smokininsteele.com)
Email the webmaster (sends email to webmaster@smokininsteele.com)

For additional info contact Joe Elbert at (507) 279-4015 or (507) 455-1428.

Our forms are NEW - You can fill them out on your computer and Print them.

You can also save them as a new PDF - See 'PDF Help' at the left for assistance.


Smokin' in Steele is a state championship barbeque contest as proclaimed by Governor Dayton.

The contest will take place at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna, MN on June 2nd through June 3rd, 2017.

Smokin' in Steele is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.

It is part of the 15th annual fund-raising event where we have raised thousands of dollars for very deserving groups.

Our main beneficiary this year is the Special Olympics.


Read what was said about our event.




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Schedule for 2017

Band Schedule

Band Bios

Advance Tickets
online at


Event Poster

Judges/Camping Map

Camping Information and Registration

Volunteer at

5K online registration at

5K Run Info and Mail-in Registration

Kidz Que
and Registration

Backyard BBQ Rules and Registration

Car Show Details and

Bike Cruise online info & registration at

Bike Cruise info & Mail-in Registration

Blues for Kids Registration

Sponsorship Info

Sponsor Form

KCBS Rules & Regulations

2017 Results

2017 Kidz Q
2016 Results
2015 Results
2015 Kidz Q

2014 Results
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2012 Results

2011 Results

2010 Results

2009 Results


2016 Photos
2015 Photos
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2012 Photos
2009 Photos
2008 Photos



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