The Murphysboro Annual BBQ Cook-Off

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"Praise the Lard"

Each September, Murphysboro draws BBQ experts from around the world to test themselves against the best in barbecue at the annual Praise the Lard Murphysboro BBQ Cook-Off to qualify for a spot in the World Food Championships. Almost 100 teams compete for the title. The cook-off also features a steak competition, bloody mary contest, a kids' 'que, and a fish fry. After a long day of BBQ, enjoy live music each night.

Get ready! September 17-19, 2020

Whether your're a competitor, judge, volunteer or bbq fan, it's time to schedule your journey to Murphysboro to join this year's barbecue cook-off.

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Beer & BBQ: Murphysboro, BBQ Capital of Illinois

The Murphysboro Annual BBQ Cook-Off

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