Do you think you have the Best Ribs on Lake Minnetonka?
We want you to compete! This year's competition is open to local groups - neighbors, friends, family, restaurants, businesses, organizations - whoever!
We are limited to 15 teams! So sign up soon!
37 Water Street
Excelsior, MN 55331
Questions? Contact the Chamber at 952-474-6461 or by email
A Recap of Last Year's Shenanigans
Video created by the team at Captivate Media + Consulting
Beer Fest Participants
Schedule of Events
Saturday, August 12
8 - 10 AM Local BBQ teams check in/set up
10 AM - BBQ Competition in full swing
12 PM - 8 PM
Beer and Wine Trailer Open to the public
BBQ Food Vendors open
BBQ Vendor Demos and Expo
3 PM - 6 PM - Ticketed Beer Fest in hockey rink - get tickets here
6 PM - BBQ Awards Ceremony on stage
2:30 - Leah and the Rattlers
4:30 - Dan Rodriguez
6:30 - 8 PM - Jason Paulson Band
8 PM - Event concludes
There will be NO parking in Manitou Park during the event, but we will be running a shuttle in between the open parking lots!
Nearby parking lots to use:
Featured Food Vendors:
Thank you to our sponsors:
2017 Music Line up
2:30 - 4 PM
Leah and the Rattlers
4:30 - 6 PM
Musician Dan Rodriguez wrote this song for Budweiser to feature in this ad!
6:30 - 8 PM
Jason Paulson Band
Jason Paulson Band Back Stage With Keith Urban After Opening For Him at WE Fest 2013