Good ol' Cowtown USA, Miles City, Montana, is hosting the yearly Cowtown Cook-off this weekend!

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What is the Cowtown Cookoff?

The Cowtown Cook-off, in partnership with the Kansas City Barbeque Society and Rocky Mountain BBQ Association, is a yearly competition for the BEST of the BEST in BBQ in and around Miles City, Montana.

Every year, the Cowtown Cook-off is hosted in conjunction with Ryno-Palooza, from Miles Town Community Improvement.

I spoke with Sara Beard, Event Coordinator for the Cowtown Cook-off, and here's what she told me:

How Many Teams Are Participating?

To be a Kansas City Barbeque Society event, they must have at LEAST 25 teams. They still welcome entries from all over the US and Canada, which anyone can join for $275.

What events are happening?

The Cook-off starts this Saturday, June 17th, at 10 AM at Riverside Park in Miles City, with the Cornhole Tournament & Beer Gardens.

At 10:30 AM, the public can participate in the Cowtown Cook-off Lunch! You'll be treated to a meal consisting of a Pulled Pork Sandwich, Beans, Coleslaw, and refreshments... all for a donation to the Miles City Soup Kitchen.

Following the Cook-off lunch, participants in the Cowtown Cook-off will have samples available for the public at 2 PM, allowing you to taste award-winning BBQ!

And finally, at 4 PM, the winners of the 2023 Cowtown Cook-off will be announced.

All Proceeds Benefit The Miles City Soup Kitchen

Sara told me that every bit of the Cowtown Cook-off Lunch proceeds goes toward the Miles City Soup Kitchen. The MC Soup Kitchen is 100% funded by donations from people like you and me, and the MC Soup Kitchen is a registered member of the Montana Food Bank Network, feeding on average 40 people a day... and anyone in need is welcome, no questions asked.

Credit: Cowtown Cook-off / Milestown Community Improvement
Credit: Cowtown Cook-off / Milestown Community Improvement
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