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Palo Alto County Fairgrounds - Emmetsburg


Located on the south side of Emmetsburg. The Palo Alto County Fairgrounds will host the Fourth Annual BBQ Contest.    

The perimeter of the park will provide greenspace for competition.  In addition to being on the fairgrounds there is an air conditioned bath house with showers.

One Layne Band:


Just two "local" guys doing what they love!! Come out and enjoy a great show with these two great guys!


The St. Patrick's Association and Emmetsburg Fire Association are pleased to bring the Fifth Annual KCBS event to Emmetsburg, Iowa.  Prizes totaling over $7,000.00 will be awarded for the BBQ Contest with a progressive payout after 30 teams.  A warm July weekend, Barbeque smell in the air and an awesome band performing will be a great way to enjoy the summer.  Check out the Calendar of events below to see what other events are going on over the weekend.  If interested in competing or playing games, click on the ENTRY FORMS tab above and print out your forms to enter.

Calendar of Events
July 28th
July 29th

Come on down Friday, July 28th, 2022  and see all the amazing set ups that the many different teams have to compete with. This year will be our Second Sponsorship Dinner cooked by some of the best BBQ Teams!! (For information on how you can join contact us at St. Pat's Headquarters or call 712-852-4326.)

At 5:30 p.m. Our 6th Annual Bean Bags Tournament Warm Up's will begin and tournament starting at 6:30 p.m..  Entry Fee of $20 (non-refundable) per team if paid by July 1, 2023; late entries will be $25 (non-refundable) per team until the tournament is full.  We will have 16 all male teams and 16 co-ed teams.  If a pair of ladies would like to participate, they are more than welcome to in the co-ed bracket.  (Must be 18 years of age.) 

Main act One Layne Band will be taking the stage at 8:00 to entertain everyone for the rest of the night!!!



Join us Saturday, July 29th, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. with our Vendor Show beginning with many local Direct Sales Tables set up.(Vendors list to come.)

Bring the kids and come down to the Palo Alto County Fairgrounds as we will have many kids games and activities taking place beginning at 10:00 a.m..

While your enjoying the day be sure to check out the Car and Tractor Show beginning at 1:00 p.m. with cars coming from all over.

There will be food trucks available throughout the weekend as well!!


Turn in times for BBQ Contest:

Chicken:  12:00 p.m.

Ribs:        12:30 p.m.

Pork:          1:00 p.m.

Brisket        1:30 p.m.


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