Ribs on the River / Bukka White Festival

Friendly rib cooking competition, $100 entry fee, 100% payout to 1st, 2nd, 3rd places

Operating as usual

08/26/2022

I am so happy to announce, Ribs on the River is back and on the Tenn-Tom River Bank!! We are SO excited to have everything back to normal and we can not wait to see everyone again.

Both the steak and rib competition will be sanctioned and will be judged by SCA (Steak Cookoff Association) certified judges. I am attaching a copy of the flyer which contains the information you will need to get registered.

We hope everyone will cook for both events, however, it is not necessary. You may cook only steaks, only ribs, or both. When you signup on the website, you will be allowed to choose your option.

Sign up for the event will be on the website
https://www.steakcookoffs.com/

05/25/2022

We are amping up for this year’s competition. It is a one day event and you read it right…..we are back on the river bank!!! Can’t wait to see everyone there.

08/25/2021

Ribs on the River is almost here and we are hoping for a great turn out. We will be changing locations due to the inability to gain a permit for the Tenn-Tom Waterway, but we are excited about the new venue. We will be at Acker Park on North Meridian Street. For those who have been before, you actually passed this park on the way to Blue Bluff. It is just up the road from the Monroe County Sheriff's Department. If you can find downtown Aberdeen, you can find us.

We will be having both steak and rib competitions through SCA so please sign up at steakcookoffs.com. The flyer supplies additional information.

08/19/2020

The decision was made to cancel the Bukka White Festival this year due to the COVID19 virus and our desire to keep all of our supporters safe. I look forward to seeing everyone next year!!

08/12/2020

We are continuing to evaluate the COVID19 issue and are working with the Corp of Engineers for their permission to proceed with the competition as normal (at least as normal as possible -with necessary precautions). Updates will be provided as they become available.

Photos from Ribs on the River / Bukka White Festival's post 10/17/2019

A great weekend with an AWESOME group of people. Winners in the Backyard Steak Competition and Ribs on the River
1st Place - Ribs : Smokin Section
1st Place - Steak: All Sauced Up
2nd Place - Ribs: Blowin' Smoke
2nd Place - Steak: Secret S***e
3rd Place - Ribs: Bark Builders BBQ
3rd Place -Steak: Piggers

Congratulations to all of the winners and for bragging rights until next year!!!

Ribs on the River/ Backyard Steak Competition Winners 10/17/2019

Congratulations off of the winners!! Holding bragging rights until next year.

Photos from Ribs on the River / Bukka White Festival's post 10/15/2019

What a great weekend!!! The weather on Saturday could not have been more perfect for a weekend of grilling, hanging out with old friends, and meeting new friends. Thanks to all of the teams who attended!! Pictures of the winners will be posted soon.

Photos from Ribs on the River / Bukka White Festival's post 09/16/2019

A new Event this year!!! Sign up and join the fun.

Photos from Ribs on the River / Bukka White Festival's post 09/16/2019

Backyard Steak Challenge
October 11, 2019

• Cooks meeting at 5:00 pm - Steak Teams
• 2 USDA Choice Steaks Provided per entry fee
• Draw numbers for order to choose steaks
• Only the steaks provided may be used in the competition
• Teams cook both steaks and turn in the best one
• Presentation boxes provided at meeting –
• Whole steak to be turned in / No Garnish is allowed
• Steak Turn in Time will be between 8:00 – 8:30
The steaks will be judge immediately upon submission
• Entry Fee: $150 - includes 2 steaks
• 100% payout (after the costs of the steaks)

Deadline for Sign-up and Payment: September 27th

For complete set of rules, please visit: www.steakcookoffs.com/rules

Photos from Ribs on the River / Bukka White Festival's post 08/07/2019

Mark your calendars and start signing up!!

Photos from Ribs on the River / Bukka White Festival's post 10/17/2018

Photos from Ribs on the River / Bukka White Festival's post

Photos from Ribs on the River / Bukka White Festival's post 10/17/2018

Winners of the Ribs on the River 2018 Competition and bragging rights until next year.

Tied for 1st - PE LITTLE THRIGS (Tommy & Teresa Blake) and PIGGERS (Allen Gill, Jason Gilliland, & Drew Toler)

2nd/ 3rd places - SMITH HILL SMOKERS (Robert Smith & Josh D***s) and CLUCKS AND OINKS (Poncho & Hayden Plaxico)

10/17/2018

We had a wonderful turn out this year at the Ribs on the River competition. It was a very hot weekend, but the competition was even HOTTER. Thank you to all of the teams who participated and Congratulations to the winners.

Joey Gilmore, (Team Heavenly Manna) was presented the 2nd Annual Terry Gentry Memorial Award. Terry Gentry was instrumental in getting the Ribs on the River Competition on the going. He served as a mentor and cheerleader for several years. This award is presented to the Cook or Cooking Team who portrays the same love of BBQ, Camaraderie and Competition as Terry.

Congratulations to Joey!!! You are Very deserving of this award.

Photos from Ribs on the River / Bukka White Festival's post 10/17/2018

Photos from Ribs on the River / Bukka White Festival's post

Photos from Ribs on the River / Bukka White Festival's post 10/17/2018

We had a "Backyard Chicken" competition this year, in addition to the rib contest. The winners this year are 1st place - Swine Dining (Tim & Susan Blake) and 2nd Place - Beer-B-Que Boys (Eugene & Betty Sue Davis).

Congratulations!!!

10/17/2018

We had a wonderful turn out this year at the Ribs on the River competition. It was a very hot weekend, but the competition was even HOTTER. Thank you to all of the teams who participated and Congratulations to the winners.

Joey Gilmore, (Team Heavenly Manna) was presented the 2nd Annual Terry Gentry Memorial Award. Terry Gentry was instrumental in getting the Ribs on the River Competition on the going. He served as a mentor and cheerleader for several years. This award is presented to the Cook or Cooking Team who portrays the same love of BBQ, Camaraderie and Competition as Terry.

Congratulations to Joey!!! You are Very deserving of this award.

Bukka White Blues Festival – Blues on the river 09/21/2018

Bukka White Blues Festival – Blues on the river

The Ribs on the River rib competition is almost here. Plan on coming and spending the weekend with tons of great cooks, wonderful people, and outstanding entertainment.

$100 entry fee – 100% payout for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places

Rules:
• Set-up after 12:00 noon on Friday
• Ribs will be inspected after 6:00 pm Friday night
• Pork Ribs only
• No gas or electric grills are allowed
• Ribs to be turned in will be placed in a numbered container which will be provided
• There must be at least six (6) servings per box

Email: [email protected] for any questions.
Festival Website: www.bukkawhitebluesfestival.com

Bukka White Blues Festival – Blues on the river

08/30/2018

Fun and Friendly BBQ rib competition on the banks of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in Aberdeen, MS.

$100 entry fee per team
100% payout (1st, 2nd, & 3rd places)
Rib turn in time Sat.October 6th @ 2:00
KCBS rules apply

Photos from Ribs on the River / Bukka White Festival's post 08/28/2018

Ribs on the River is a part of the Bukka White Blues Festival which will be held on October 5th & 6th on the banks of Tenn-Tom River in Aberdeen, Mississippi.

Time is getting near... so sign up early for weekend full of fun, food,competition, and entertainment.

[email protected]

07/09/2018

Ribs in the River plans are in full swing. Updated applications are in the works as well as a new FaceBook page for the Bukka White Blues Festival. Make your plans now for a fun weekend. October 5-6, 2018.

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