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Beef-A-Rama™ 2020

After much deliberation, we have, as a committee and community decided to cancel the 2020 Beef-A-Rama™ event scheduled for September 26th, 2020. We are working on plans to "Beef Up" the 2021 event and look forward to seeing you then. Please watch the video below for more information. 

Beef-A-Rama 2020

What is Beef-A-Rama™ Usually Like?

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 premiere 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 beefs 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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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!