Mid-America Ribfest

Discussion in 'Upcoming/Recurring BBQ Competitions (KCBS or Other' started by wutang, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    If anyone is gonna be in the Omaha, Ne/Council Bluffs, Ia area in a couple weekends. The Mid-America Rib Fest is going to be at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs Aug 14-17. I went last year and the food was good, live bands playing, free sauce samples, lost of food to choose from. Now that I am smoking myself, I have to go see how my food stacks up.

    Here is a link with a little more info.
  2. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    just a little bump because it is coming up this weekend
  3. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a good time but the Que has been way disappointing at this events for me. Hope yours is better.
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Amen, Brother. Frustrating competing as well. [​IMG]
  5. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Actually it turns out my wife has a bridal shower to go to this weekend for a cousin of hers. So I get to be left alone on Saturday-think I'll put a butt on in the wee hours of the morning, maybe a breakfast fattie. Of course some abt's to munch on while the butt is going. Is that a good thing that I would rather stay home and spend all day smoking than go eat some ribs from a so-called "professional" competition?
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well.. never know. Experience all you can. Form your own opinion. But please report back.
  7. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would like to go, but have to work. If you can go, you should, you may be suprised at what you see and taste.
  8. cubguy17

    cubguy17 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I plan on going and checking it out, haven't ever gone before.
  9. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I went last year and enjoyed it. I plan on smoking at home all day Saturday-maybe I will try and get up there on Sunday. If I go I will try to take some pictures.
  10. I have been to this event a few years ago. It was fun and the food was ok. I would go again (and might this weekend). The main turn off was that it cost $10 just to get in. Then you could purchase a snack basket of 2 or 3 ribs for around $5 I seem to remember. Add those costs to the event priced beers and it can get a bit spendy. The fun part was that there were numerous vendors to sample and the people watching was great. I'm going to see the Black Crowes on Friday night, And the Polish festival is on Sunday......so maybe it's time to let someone else cook the que for me for a change on Saturday. We'll see, CubGuy...when you goin? Maybe we can hook up.

  11. I just came home for lunch and the local news was doing a story about this event. They were talking to a guy from "Big Boned BBQ". Aparently, the band Little Feat are going to be playing on Saturday night. Perfect! Now I'm going for sure!

  12. For more information on this event go to www.midamericacenter.com

    BTW, the admission is only $5. Not the $10 I stated before.

  13. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    A little bump to try and find out if anyone went to this. I ended up smoking all day Sat and being lazy on Sunday (why go pay for que when I got some leftovers in the fridge). Just wondering if anybody ending up going to this event.

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