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Porktoberfest Day 1: Smokin’ at Schell’s

September 30 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

"Porktoberfeast"in a German Oktoberfest font, August Schell Brewing Co. logo in a ball of fire, text "Smokin' at Schell's"
Sizzle, Smoke, and Suds: The Ultimate BBQ Showdown is coming to Schell’s Brewery!
Get ready to indulge in a finger-licking, lip-smacking experience like no other! Watch as seasoned pitmasters from far and wide gather to put their skills to the test in a sizzling BBQ battle. Each participant is bringing their signature techniques, secret rubs, and smoking styles to Schell’s. Register to compete here.
A panel of discerning judges, handpicked for their passion for both BBQ and brews, will meticulously sample and score each delectable dish. The competition is fierce, and the stakes are high as they determine who will be crowned the BBQ Champion of the day. Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each category and an overall Grand Champion.
Remember that this is a CONTEST AND NOT A FOOD FESTIVAL, meaning the barbecue competitors cook is only for the judges NOT the general public.
DonutNV and S&B BBQ food trucks will be on-site to help cure your cravings. As you revel in the smoky aroma and tantalizing tastes, don’t forget to pair your BBQ delights with our finest selection of craft beers. We’ll have a small-batch brew of Smoked Helles beer that perfectly complement the rich flavors of BBQ.
The festivities don’t end with the competition! Groove to live music from both Rain Kings and Andrea Lyn that’ll have you bobbing your head and raising your glass. Enjoy a day of camaraderie, laughter, and the joyous atmosphere that only great food, great beer, and great company can create.
Curious about the art of brewing? Take a tour of our state-of-the-art brewery facilities and get an inside look at the brewing process. Discover the passion and craftsmanship that goes into every drop of our handcrafted beers.
Bring along your friends, family, and even your furry companions!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 30th and join us at Schell’s for a BBQ extravaganza that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Get ready to dig in, sip up, and savor every moment!


7am Smoker/Cooker Arrival
8:30am Cooks Meeting
9am Biergarten Opens
(Limited Smoked Helles Beer Tapped)
10am Food Trucks Open
11am Bier Halle Opens
12-3pm Music from Rain Kings
2pm Chicken Turn-in
2:30pm Rib Turn-in
4-6pm Music from Andrea Lyn


September 30
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Schell’s Brewery
1860 Schell Road
New Ulm, MN 56073 United States
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