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July 13th, 2024 

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds at this year's Ribfest in Devils Lake, ND! Join us as the cooks bring the sizzle to the grill with their mouthwatering ribs that are sure to impress even the toughest of judges. With their secret blend of spices, slow cooked to tender perfection, and glazed with a signature sauce that'll leave you craving more. So come on down, grab a plate, and experience the unforgettable flavors! It's a great opportunity for the community to come together, enjoy some delicious food, live music, a beer garden, and other activities. If you're in the area during Ribfest, it's definitely worth checking out for some finger-licking good eats!

Are you interested in showcasing your rib-cooking prowess at Ribfest? Here is what you need to do to get registered:

  1. Fill out the cook registration form linked on this page or reach out to the Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce about registration and participation details. They'll provide you with the necessary information, including registration forms, fees, and deadlines.
  2. Prepare your recipe: Develop your signature rib recipe or perfect an existing one. Experiment with different flavors, cooking methods, and sauces to create ribs that stand out from the crowd.
  3. Practice, practice, practice: Hone your cooking skills by practicing your rib recipe multiple times before the big event. Pay attention to cooking times, temperatures, and seasoning to ensure consistently delicious results.
  4. Gather your supplies: Stock up on all the necessary ingredients, equipment, and supplies you'll need to cook and serve your ribs at Ribfest. Make sure everything is well organized and ready to go on the day of the event.
  5. Bring your A-game: On the day of Ribfest, arrive early, set up your cooking station, and get ready to impress the judges and attendees with your amazing ribs. Be friendly, engaging, and passionate about your cooking, and don't forget to enjoy the experience!
  6. Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place!
    1. 1st place - $750 Cash
    2. 2nd place - $500 Cash
    3. 3rd place - $300 Cash

Good luck, and may the best ribs win!

(Mark your calendars for July 12th, 2025)

2024 Ribfest Judges

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