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2020 Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-Off

September 24-26, 2020 MBN/KBS Dual-Sanctioned

Cook in one or both sanctioned contests! All judges are MBN & KCBS certified.

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Hello, Barbecue Friends~

We’ve delayed this decision for several months, hoping our country would be in better shape by September. Due to the continuing threat of COVID-19, and keeping the health and safety of our staff, teams, judges, and local volunteers and supporters top of mind, we are officially postponing this year’s barbecue cook-off.

We came up with several ideas to scale back and hold some sort of contest, but, ultimately, our state is in Phase Four of its reopening plan, and the cap on public events is 50 people. We want to keep everyone safe, and having teams and judges traveling from multiple states doesn’t seem prudent.

Praise the Lard ~ Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-off and Steak Cook-off is a jewel in the crown of the barbecue circuit and a highly anticipated event both in the industry and in our region. We are always so grateful for the generous support from both the barbecue world and Southern Illinois. Rest assured we will be back with a vengeance in 2021 to continue this 33-year tradition!

If you’ve already sent in a team registration or sponsor donation, we will be sending a refund or returning your check. You’ll hear from us with 2021 details early next year!

Please email Laurie Neef with any questions.

Praying for your continued health and safety.

Be well,

Mike Mills
Amy Mills
Laurie Neef
Phillip Heern

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