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bob beville memorial BBQ cook-off

Saturday of the Spicer Gripp Memorial

This year we are sanctioned by the IBCA. Click here to check our their website for the rules. We will have Chicken, Ribs, Brisket and a Ribeye Steak Jackpot.

The cook-off is located on the south side of the Spicer Gripp Arena. NO EXCEPTIONS.  Everyone must be in this area.  Set-up begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, August 3rd with all sites assigned upon arrival.   Water will be available in an adjacent area but there is no electricity.

Teams must bring their own Briskets, Chicken, Rib-eyes and Spare Ribs.   We will have the crowd favorite People’s Choice Award again!  The public is invited to sample your food - you may cook your own specialties for the public in addition to the three turn in categories. Please remember to practice good food safety.

Entry fee is $100.00 per team. 

Entry fee for the Jackpot Ribeye is $25.

Entry deadline is August 1, 2018


2018 Beef Capital of the World Spicer Gripp Cook-Off

Friday August 3rd
8:00pm                                   Mandatory Cooks Mtg              

Saturday August 4th
12:00pm                                 Turn in Chicken – 2 halves

1:30pm                                   Turn in Pork Spare Ribs – 9 Ribs

3:00pm                                   Turn in Brisket – 9 Slices

4:00pm                                   Turn in Jackpot Ribeye Steak

4:00 – 6:00pm                        Feed the Public

6:00pm                                   Turn in Cans & Awards Ceremony

NO Pre-Marinating!

Pork Spare Ribs

Turn in 9 individual ribs.  Only spare ribs will be accepted. No garnish or sauce in tray.


Turn in 9 slices.   Sliced to approximately 1/4 inch thick (approximately the same as a standard pencil).   No garnish or sauce in tray.


Turn in 2 halves

Rib Eye Steak - Jackpot

Turn in a whole steak cooked to Medium Rare.

Thickness must be between 1 inch and 1.5 inches.

No Bones

People’s Choice

Each team will be provided a bucket and the public will be asked to   judge their favorite team by placing money in the bucket.   Whichever team has the most money turned in will win the award.   So please participate and encourage all to come by and taste your food.  Feel free to serve other food items to the public.

Feed the Public from 4-6PM

Prizes include $3,000 Added Money, Montana Silversmith Buckles, Money Clips, Knifes and Yeti products


Please fill out our 2018 Entry Form and mail with payment or bring it with you. 

For more information contact Wade Johnson at (806)679-7308 or