To all my Wisconsin friends (OK everybody else also)---
There is a brand new contest in Montello Wisconsin, June 11th & 12th, 2010 that you might be interested in. Its called the "Poor Que". The reason why its called the Poor Que is because the entry fee is $80! As you might guess the prize money is on the low side.
It is at a campground so your cooking space will be big with water and electricity to all sites. Hot showers close by and you can stay extra nights for $30 a night. It is a campground with all the campground amenities.
The good part is it is K.C.B.S. sanctioned and is a Wisconsin State Championship Contest. I also think that since this is a low money payoff, the big teams won't be there.
I feel this is a great contest for new teams or back yard cooks that want a taste of contest life. For little more than the cost of a camping weekend you can have fun, share comradery with fellow BBQrs and see how your barbecue stacks up against others.
No, I don't have anything to do with this contest. I may judge but I have no other interest except to promote BBQ and BBQ contests. It is being run by 2 good friends, Anita and Tony Moore. Great BBQ people that like to promote and cook barbecue.
Check it out at, Poor Que.
Check out the campgrounds at Wilderness Camp Gound. It looks like a nice place to spend a weekend. No, I don't have an interest in the campground either.