Omaha Steaks Nebraska BBQ Championship Ignites August 4-6, Ranking in the Top Five of KCBS Events with $50,000 in Prizes, Nearly 100 Teams & Over 5,000 BBQ Fans Expected

Omaha Steaks Nebraska BBQ Championship

Omaha Steaks, a fifth generation family-owned company and the nation’s leading provider of exceptional grain-fed beef and premium gourmet foods, announced today that the Omaha Steaks Nebraska BBQ Championship ignites August 4-6. The event ranks in the top five Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) competitions in the country in terms of overall prize money by featuring a $50,000 prize purse.

Nearly 100 competition teams from across the country and over 5,000 BBQ fans are expected to attend the Omaha Steaks Nebraska BBQ Championship, which is at the Ralston Arena (7300 Q Street, Ralston, Neb. 68127). The event is free and open to the public with live music, tasting tents, kid’s zone, live demos, and some of the best competition barbeque teams from across the country. It’s organized by the Greater Omaha Barbeque society (GOBS), who are celebrating their 25th year hosting the annual barbeque competition in the Omaha area.

“We are proud to sponsor the Omaha Steaks Nebraska BBQ Championship,” said Senior Vice President and family owner Todd Simon. “This is actually our second year sponsoring the event. Our commitment to the community is putting Omaha in the top ranking BBQ destinations nationwide. We love that this is now one of the top BBQ events in the country in terms of prizing.”

The event features a back-to-back format, which means there will be two separate barbeque competitions during the weekend, one on Saturday and one on Sunday, where teams will compete in the four KCBS categories of chicken, pork, ribs, and brisket. In addition, there will be a back-to-back steak cookoff, sanctioned by the Steak Cookoff Association (SCA), called the Omaha Steaks World Championship of Grilling, where teams will prepare Omaha Steaks Ribeyes both Friday and Saturday. Also, kids aged 6 to 15 will compete for cash prizes in the KidsQue by preparing Omaha Steaks Burgers on Saturday.

“The Greater Omaha Barbeque Society (GOBS) is happy to have Omaha Steaks as a sponsor,” said GOBS Vice President Steve Richards. “Having their support has made this into a huge event and the new back-to-back format makes this a fantastic event for the competitors; there are plenty of chances for them to win part…

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