Events

Events at the 2019 Minnesota Monthly GrillFest at CHS Field

Big Green Egg at Grillfest grilling lunch

Featured Events

  • Bernick’s Beer & Burger Battle: Critically-acclaimed restaurants, 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.
  • Smirnoff Bloody Mary Battle: Local Bloody Mary mix companies will compete head-to-head to become Grillfest’s Bloody Mary Champion, using Smirnoff Vodka. Taste and vote for your favorite Bloody Mary!
  • Show Specials: Deals on demo grills and gadgets will be available throughout the weekend!
  • Live Music: Enjoy music by local band, Trainwreck Duet, on Saturday and Sunday!

Bernick’s Burger Battle

Winners of the first Burger Battle at Grillfest

Local restaurants, led by famous Twin Cities chefs, go head-to-head to become the Bernick’s Burger Champion! GrillFest attendees will taste and vote for their favorite burger, paired with beer brewed locally. Participants include Revolution Hall, Citizen, M. Street Cafe, Rival House, Alary’s, Lucy’s Burger, Bradstreet Crafthouse, and Lake Avenue Restaurant and Cafe. The champion will be crowned on Sunday, May 5 after voting closes.

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Smirnoff Bloody Mary Battle

Two bloody marys with garnish

Taste your way through the Smirnoff Blood Mary Competition to name the best Bloody Mary. Together, attendees and guest judges will name their favorite Bloody Mary competitor. Participants include Jimmy Luv Bloody Mary Mix, Calvin & Cleo, Spooky Craft Cocktails, and Sportsman’s Redneck Juice. 

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GrillFest Special Guest Judges

Sunday, May 5

Jason DeRusha

Jason DeRusha

Food Editor

Sunday, May 5

Kim Ly Curry

Kim Ly Curry

Instagram Foodie

Sunday, May 5

Kelli Hanson

Kelli Hanson

Twin Cities Live Reporter

Sunday, May 5

Remy Maxwell

Remy Maxwell

Jack FM On Air Host

Sunday, May 5

Lindsay Greene

Lindsay Greene

Instagram Foodie

Minnesota Monthly Glass at GrillFest

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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