Memorial Weekend in Mitchell

Celebrate. Honor. Remember.


Saturday, May 29, 2021

South end of Main Street (Mitchell, SD)

The Depot to 3rd Ave.



Event hosted rain or shine!

12 PM - Poker Run

2 PM - Beer Garden Opens

2-7 PM - Car Show & Shine

3 PM - Cornhole Tournament

4 PM - Kids Tractor Pull

4-6 PM - Kids Activities

4-7 PM - The Billy Lurken Band

5 PM - BBQ Cook-Off Begins

6 PM - Veteran Recognition Program &

Car Show/BBQ Awards


BBQ Cook-Off Championship


BBQ Team Information


8-10 AM - Setup & Check In

*Teams can start cooking once they have checked in

4:30 PM - Rib sample ready for judges

5 PM - Start Serving

Registration Cost

$40: Team Entry Fee

$60: Prize Fund Fee

*The prize fund fee is optional. If a team pays the fee and wins an award, they will receive a cash reward from this fund. 


Judged Division


People's Choice


Combined Top 5


Best Campsite 

BBQ Event Attendee

BBQ Tickets

Adult: $10

Youth (12 & Under): $5

5 & Under: Free

Beer Cup & Refills

Cup: $7

One Refill: $4

Three Refills: $10

How It Works

  1. Buy a BBQ ticket to enjoy delicious ribs prepared by local BBQ teams! 

  2. Select a team whose ribs you would like to sample. After receiving your rib sample, the team will punch your card. 

  3. Try ribs from multiple different teams.

  4.  Submit your vote for "People's Choice" best ribs!

Water and Culver's custard will be available for a free-will donation.

Limited seating will be available. Strollers and wagons are encouraged for families with young children. 

Car Show


Cars - Pickups - Motorcycles

Event hosted rain or shine!


12 - 2 PM: Registration

2 - 7 PM: Car Show

6:30 PM: Awards


Awards for Top 3 in each class:

Best GM

Best Ford

Best Mopar

Registration Cost



$20: 1 Entry & 1 BBQ Ticket

Poker Run


11 AM - Registration in front of
The Depot (210 S Main)

11:45 AM - Bike Blessing

12 PM - Ride!


Participants will travel south of town before returning to Mitchell's Main Street. 


$30 Registration Fee

*Includes a FREE BBQ ticket!


Cornhole Tournament

Schedule & Location

3 PM - Registration

4 PM - Tournament Begins

This event has been
moved to Dr. Lucky's:

205 N Main.
Mitchell, SD

Tournament Logistics

Double Elimination

Teams may bring their own bags

(Resin only)

Competitive and Social Divisions

50% Payout to Division Winners


Competitive Division:

$40 per team

Social Division:

$20 per team


Kids Tractor Pull


3:30 PM - Registration

4 PM - Tractor Pull Begins

Event Details

State Sanctioned Kids Tractor Pull (SD)

Kids ages 4-12 eligible to participate