Nashwauk RibFest was started in 2018 to celebrate the Grand Opening of Nashwauk Market. We were looking for a event for the community as well as something that would allow us to showcase what we are known for…. OUR MEAT! After kicking around a lot of ideas one of our friends (who also happens to be into competitive rib cooking) suggested we try a rib contest, and the rest is history. (Thanks Wade!) We offer a fun affordable contest. All the cooks have to worry about is the taste. Our judges are only judging on flavor not presentation which gives the novice a better chance to compete. All are welcome to participate, we have everything from backyard grillers to caterers that participate.