Do you pride yourself in making the ultimate grilled pork chop? Do your BBQ ribs make folks drool? Then put your BBQ skills to the test during Spring Valley Ag Days!

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The contest will be held Sunday August 21 at the South Park Pavilion in Spring Valley. Entry fee is $40 and meat will be provided. You must bring your own grill, seasonings and meat thermometer. Sign in at 8 a.m.; judging begins at 2:30 p.m. Here's a bonus - samples will be available to the public after judging! First and second place prizes in each category will be given, as will a best overall Grand Prize. For more information, contact Cody at 507-273-3741.

Canton Day Off is holding the Boomer Backyard BBQ Cook Off August 19-20. Unfortunately, it appears you needed to sign up by July 11. Not sure if that is a "carved in stone" rule. If you're interested, maybe you can give Jim a call at 507-743-8436 to see it's too late. Otherwise, head over to Canton Day Off and cheer on your favorite grill master.

Good luck, and may the best BBQ-er win!