Broadway and 2nd, Braham, MN, USA
Ribs Festiva Braham Reviews
Rib Fest in the the Pie Capital of Minnesota Aug 02, 2008
When entering in Braham, MN you will notice they have a facination for Pie's... you will see pie emblums on everything... including as embellishments on their street signs!!!
So every year there is a Pie Festival in Braham, MN the first weekend of August and this year they extended it to be a Rib festival also. Friday is the Pie Fest where locals will bring their own home made pie made with their own recipe to the festival to be judged... now this is a big deal as the Food Network sends their own to be the judges. This year there were 55 entries...including a woman I know... and guess what she won 1st Prize. She made an double crust apple pie made with about 5 types of apples. And at the end of the judging they auction off the pies to go to charity. Where the cheapest went for $30 and the first place winners went for $240!
But I wasn't at that event... I only heard about it. I went to the Rib festival... and the one thing I have notices is there is always a festival going on in Minnesota every weekend of the month (in fact if you went 4 hours south you would have hit another rib fest in Mankato, MN).
We came into the are around 5PM and it wasn't that busy, and we found a really good parking lot. There were about 7 different booths with foods, from ribs, to roast, to potatoes, to corn on the cob, to swedish meatballs... there were also picnic tables set up and a live band at the corner of broadway and 2nd... to the right of the stage on 2nd there is a beer garden so you can enjoy an ice cold beer.
The stage was interesting as it was 2 semi trucks backed up to each other to make the stage. I got 2 different types of ribs and they were both very good. The first ones had this amazing rib rub on it that just tasted magical and the 2nds had such tender meat it felt like it was melting into your mouth---though the sauce wasn't as good
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