Welcome to the All American Rib Cookoff

Saturday, September 28, 2019 | Recreation Park | 11 am (tastings at noon)

Grab your friends and family and join us for the 3rd Annual All American Rib Cookoff! Entry to the event is free and parking is free.  Tasting tickets are only $20/ea and tickets are limited. The family friendly event is a fun-filled delicious afternoon Buy Tickets for everyone!

The Cookoff will feature competition teams vying for the title of All American Rib Cookoff Champ! In addition, attendees will enjoy multiple craft and commercial vendors; delicious foods; a great kids area; and a high-energy live concert.

Partial proceeds from the event benefit:

About Us

Partial proceeds for the event will benefit the following non-profit groups:

Crime Victims United of California Charitable Foundation (CVUCF)


Violent crime shatters lives and often-young victim are left to repair their lives without assistance. CVUCF provides a myriad of support and assistance to crime victims. Funding from this event will assist in sustaining the only scholarship program for young crime victims assisting them achieve higher education, support the at-risk prevention scholarship, and assist with support for innocent victims of crime as the navigate the complexities the judicial system.

More info:
Nina Solarno Besselman
Crime Victims United of California
(530) 885-9544

Auburn Recreation District Youth Assistance Fund


Established in 1948, the Auburn Area Recreation and Park District (ARD) provides recreation programs for our youth. However many families cannot afford the costs associated with the programs thus leaving young boys and girls with the inability to participate. Funding from this event will help sustain the youth assistance fund, which offsets cost for numerous children so they can participate in a myriad programs, developing lifelong skills.

More info:
Sheryl Petersen
Auburn Recreation District

Placer High School Cheer


Funding for this event helps sustain and build the program to ensure the future of the Hillmen tradition continues. Funds raised last year helped the team make it to the playoff games and other sporting events.

High Fives Foundation


Funding supports the dreams of outdoor action sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness while providing resources and inspiration to those who suffer life-altering injuries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s some information to make this great event fun and organized:

  • ORANGE TICKETS are for rib tasting only
  • GREEN TICKETS are for after 3pm tastings
  • POKER CHIP is for rib voting
  • Carefully select which teams you would like to taste from
  • Only 1 rib (tasting) per orange ticket
  • No more than 2 tastings per person at a time
  • Place poker chip in favorite team’s bucket
  • Spirit contest voting at trophy booth
  • Voting for all categories will end at 3pm

No.  No outside food or drinks are allowed.

We welcome the entire family and there is food and entertainment for all ages, including a beer garden for adults and a kid’s zone full of fun. Please leave your pets at home unless certified as a companion pet because of the crowds.

Tons of fun. Good Beer. Delicious Ribs. Great Music. Fantastic raffle baskets.  Vendors with crafts, goods and services. Kids area with entertainment.  Delicious foods, and more!

Parking is free at the park. Come early to get a spot.

ADMISSION IS FREE and includes entertainment, tons of vendors and fun for the family. Ribs tasting kits are only $20/person.  Tickets are limited so purchase them soon!

The event runs from 11 am to 4 pm. Tastings start at noon and goes until we run out. The peoples’ choice trophy winners are announced at 3:30 pm.

Recreation Park.  123 Recreation Drive in Auburn, CA

Everyone! The event is family friendly and loaded with entertainment.

Have more questions?  Contact us!BUY TICKETS!

In the News

Learn the secret for cooking amazing ribs from T-Bones, one of our cookers.

9/10/2018 – AUBURN JOURNAL: Rib cookoff in Auburn
Pull out the apron and light up the grill, the second annual All American Rib Cookoff will take place Sept. 29.

10/3/2017 – FOX 40: All American Rib Cook-Off in Auburn (2017)
Hungry for some ribs? Check out the All American Rib Cook-Off in Auburn.

Meet the Teams

We are excited about this year’s teams which will be vying for the title of All American Rib Cookoff Champ!  Be sure to vote for your favorite in the People’s Choice category!

  • 808
  • Adams Rib BBQ
  • Aries Electric
  • Bounty Hunter Café
  • Cal Fire
  • Freedom Ain’t Free
  • Gold Country Church
  • Gold Country Younglife
  • New to the Hill
  • Over the Hill
  • Pork Delicious & Devine
  • Rib Doctors
  • Rub-N-Butts
  • T-Bones
  • White House

Team Application

Are you a chef?  Apply here to join the All American Rib Cookoff


Welcome to the 3rd annual ALL AMERICAN RIB COOKOFF.  Besides our great ribs, the following vendors will be at the Cookoff:

Please download and complete the form to reserve space at the event. Space is limited so respond soon to guarantee a space.

Please Support Our Sponsors

The event promises to be a fun -filled delicious afternoon for everyone involved and we would love to have you on board!

The Cookoff will feature 20 BBQ competition teams vying for the title of All-American Rib Cookoff Champ!  In addition, attendees will enjoy multiple craft vendors; delicious foods; and a high-energy live concert. The event will attract a large crowd and media attention.

Your generous support is a tax deductible donation.  Please make checks payable to: Crime Victims United of California Charitable Foundation (CVUCF) – 501c3 #75-3030071.

Please contact us if you would like to sponsor this great event!

Drop us a line or give us a ring.

We are happy to answer any questions and welcome your feedback and suggestions.
We want to hear about your Cookoff experience!


Nina Salarno Besselman

Law Office of Nina Salarno Besselman



Ray Sutherlin

Sutherlin Marketing and Public Relations


Sheryl Petersen

Auburn Recreation District
Recreation Services Manager
Direct Line 530-863-4615



Stephanie Jacoby


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