Events

Events at the 2018 Minnesota Monthly GrillFest at CHS Field

Big Green Egg at Grillfest grilling lunch

Featured Events

  • Bernick’s Beer & Burger Battle: 7 critically-acclaimed restaurants, 7 unique craft beers, and a battle to be crowned the best! Visit, taste, and vote for your favorite!
  • Ultimate Experience: Taste delicious chili made with Laura’s Lean beef and see how easy it is to cook on Big Green Eggs.
  • Minne-Eggapalooza: Local chefs will be grilling tasty samples on Big Green Eggs under the pavilion, each paired with a perfect beer.
  • Bloody Mary Battle: Local Bloody Mary mix companies will compete head-to-head to become Grillfest’s Bloody Mary Champion, using Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Taste and vote for your favorite Bloody Mary!
  • Sweet & Savory Treats: Warners’ Stellian will have experts on-site to showcase some of the best grill brands available and will help you find the perfect pairing for your backyard. Sample No Name Meat & Seafood products and Flat Earth Beer and build-your-own sweet s’mores.
  • Show Specials: Deals on demo grills and gadgets will be available throughout the weekend!

New at GrillFest

Minnesota Monthly Glass at GrillFest

GET FIRED UP FOR SUMMER

Traeger grill package

Grilling season is here! Start summer on the right note by entering to win a Traeger Timberline 1300 pellet smoker grill from Warners’ Stellian, valued at $1,999.99. You can grill, bake, smoke, roast, braise & BBQ with Traeger wood pellet grills.

Enter the giveaway by May 6th at grillfestival.com/contest.

 

DRINK UP

Two bloody marys with garnish

Local Bloody Mary mix companies will compete head-to-head to become GrillFest’s Bloody Mary Champion. Attendees will be able to taste and vote for their favorite Bloody Mary, featuring Tito’s Homemade Vodka. Bloody Mary Competition Competitors include Spooky Craft Cocktails, Sportsman’s Redneck Juice, Fast Mary’s Bloody Mary Enhancer, and Jimmy Luv’s Bloody Mary Mix!

Third Annual Bernick’s Burger Battle

Winners of the first Burger Battle at Grillfest
Bud Burger Battle Logo

Minnesota Monthly is proud to present the third annual Bernick’s Beer & Burger Battle.

Join us as local restaurants led by famous Twin Cities chefs go head-to-head to become the Bernick’s Burger Champion! GrillFest attendees will be able to taste and vote for their favorite burger while enjoying a delicious Bud. The victor will be named after voting closes on Sunday, May 6. Bernick’s Beer & Burger Battle Participants include Twin Cities 400 Tavern partnering with Insight Brewing, Rival House Sporting Parlour partnering with Utepils, Big Ten Catering partnering with 612BREW,  The St. Paul Grill partnering with Castle Danger, Burger Burger partnering with Sociable Cider, Wild Boar Bar & Grill partnering with Fair State Brewing, and Northwoods Family Grille partnering with Beaver Island.

Bernick’s Burger Battle Special Guests

Sunday, May 6

Jason DeRusha

Jason DeRusha

Food Editor

Sunday, May 6

Joy Summers

Joy Summers

Food Editor

Sunday, May 6

Kim Ly Curry

Kim Ly Curry

Instagram Foodie

Sunday, May 6

Todd Walker

Todd Walker

Guest Judge

Live Grilling Demonstrations

Live Grilling Demo at Grillfest

MAD DOG & MERRILL

Nationally recognized and self-proclaimed “Grillologists,” Mad Dog & Merrill, entertain and educate thousands of backyard enthusiasts every year with the finer points of grilling. They’ve traveled millions of miles across the United States demonstrating a rather unconventional style of grilling and have gained the support of hundreds of thousands of fans. They want nothing more than to make everyone a better griller and have a ton of fun in the process. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn from the best!

GRILL, ROAST, SMOKE, BAKE

Over many, many years of working in the outdoor grill industry and with the Big Green Egg, these EGGsperts have learned many techniques that harness the versatility and effectiveness of the Big Green Egg. By using a variety of sizes of the Big Green Egg, and grilling a variety of proteins, the Big Green Egg EGGsperts will be teaching and sharing those secrets to allow anyone to enjoy “The Ultimate Cooking Experience” of the Big Green Egg.

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