Postponed until 2022
After heart wrenching
deliberation, it is with great sadness we notify you that due to
the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic battle, Smokin' in Steele,
produced by The Knights of Columbus Council 945 in Owatonna, MN,
must postpone SIS 2021 until June 3-4, 2022. Given the current
situation, we could not find a way to present Smokin' in Steele
2021, in its entirety, that would ensure the safety of the
public, our sponsors, volunteers, and participants. We firmly
believe in our principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and
Patriotism. We proudly produce Smokin' in Steele in the spirit
of giving back to our community in order help make it a better
place to live for all. We feel that, although it is a
heartbreaking choice, it is the only responsible and right thing
to do for our community as well as Smokin' in Steele. We also
firmly believe we are
on a path to recovery and have already been
making plans to present Smokin' in
Steele 2022 even bigger and better. Wishing everyone patience,
safety, and health!
Great news! Smokin' In Steele was voted Best Music Festival for
2019! Check out the article
Pro Team results can be found
here, and Kids Q results
we want your photos from this year's Smokin' In Steele.
Please email them to
and we will post them on the site.
For the third
year in a row, Smokin' In Steele will receive a grant from
Smithfield that will go directly into our prize purse. So for
2020, we are
Smokin with Smithfield!
also brought back the optional Steak Cook Off Competition on Friday
Night. Entry fee is $100 for registered BBQ Teams ($150 for amateur
competitors). We provide the meat, you provide the cooking magic!
$2,000 total prize payout! See the
Steak Cook Off Association rules.
BBQ teams sign up on the Contest Form button above. Amateur
teams sign up
Steele County Special Olympics Receives Award
Listen to our 2020 ad
On The Couch.
the "Play" button to hear some blues!
Annual Antique Tractor and Cruise-in Car Show: Saturday May 30th from
12pm - 4pm, dash plaques for first 50 entries. Contact Mike Schaffner at
or call 507-213-1692 for details.
Annual Smokin' In Steele 5K run/walk: For 2020 - 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.
Blues for Kids harmonica class...
Que barbecue contest...
MN BBQ society article.
information or to register for the contest, please check out the links
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the webmaster (sends email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
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
May 29th through May 30th, 2020.
Smokin' in Steele is
sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.
It is part of the 17th 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.