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GATE’s 17th Annual BBQ Rib Cook-Off and Apple Pie Contest

August 5, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Rib Cookoff, Apple Pie contest and auction, Appetizer Contest, and BBQ ribs dinner. Please plan to join us at the Wapello County Fairgrounds on August 5, 2023. Competition runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the community meal from 1-5 p.m.

For G.A.T.E. 17th ANNUAL RIB COOK-OFF AND APPLE PIE MAKING CONTEST! Camping avail for $20 per night. This year’s event to benefit the expansion of the Disc Golf Course to 18 holes.



$30 Entry fee. Teams may register the day of the event. Must cook 6 pork ribs and turn in for judging at specified times. Boxes will be provided. Cooks meeting at 9 am. Traveling trophy and cash prize for the champion additional prizes for the next 3 teams. Limited electrical hookups available.


Open to all registered cooks. Three portions in disposable dish/container. Turn in at 2:00. Trophy to the winner.


Contestants may register on the day of the competition. To enter you must make 1 Apple pie to be judged and 1 pie of any flavor for the pie auction. Pies are to be turned in by 12:00 noon. Contact Sarah Rupe 641-777-8301 for details.

Event Location

Wapello County Fairgrounds
300 Water Street
Ottumwa IA

For more information, contact: (641) 226-7702


August 5, 2023
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm