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2021 Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-Off

September 23-25, 2021 MBN/KBS/SCA Tri-Sanctioned

Cook in one, two or three sanctioned contests! All judges are MBN, KCBS, or SCA certified.

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Hello, Barbecue Friends~

We’re so thrilled to to be back in action and planning this year’s cook-off. We’re remaining cautiously optimistic and cheerfully flexible. Rest assured that we will take whatever precautions are necessary to ensure the health and safety of our staff, teams, judges, and local volunteers.

Praise the Lard Murphysboro Barbecue & Steak Cook-off is a jewel in the crown on the competition circuit and a highly anticipated event in both the industry and in our region. We are always so grateful for the generous support from both the barbecue world and Southern Illinois.

Please email Laurie Neef with any questions.

Wishing everyone continued health and safety,

Amy Mills
Laurie Neef
Phillip Heern
Cassidy Edwards

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