Minocqua • Arbor Vitae • Woodruff

September 25th, 2021

On the last Saturday in September, the smell of beef fills the air and more than 12,000 people fill the streets of downtown Minocqua. For over 50 years, Beef-a-Rama™ has been a premier event drawing visitors back year after year to join in on the one-of-a kind fun you can only find in the Northwoods.  

Roasters begin cooking their signature beef before dawn. Herds of creative festival goers dressed in cow-themed costumes start packing downtown early for the 10K and 5K Rump Roast Run and Walk along Lake Minocqua, live music, & Prime Choice Craft Show featuring more than 70 vendors.

Mooo-ve on down to Torpy Park to grab a roast beef sandwich and watch the Beef Eating Contest and Cow Pie Plop.


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Register to Roast

Who can boast the best roast? Judges evaluate on Taste, Appearance, and Texture. Divisions are based on the heating implement of your choice: Wood Fire/Wood Smoke, Charcoal, or Gas.

Event Moos & Information

Check back soon for event schedule. 

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What is Beef-A-Rama™?

Executive Director Krystal Westfahl shares what makes our one-of-a- kind festival so popular!

Beef-A-Rama™ History 

Fish and roast beef shared the spotlight last Saturday when the Minocqua Merchants Association presented their first Fishorama on the opening day of fishing season." Lakeland Times May 14, 1964 - Check out the Chamber scrapbook of Beef-A-Rama™ memories!