Minocqua • Arbor Vitae • Woodruff


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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Saturday, September 24th





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Rump Roast Run

Register for the Lakeland Rotary's Annual Rump Roast Run. Both the 5k & 10k courses hug the shore of beautiful Lake Minocqua & give way to wooded lanes that lead eventually to the Bearskin...

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Prime Choice Craft Show Registration

The Prime Choice Craft Show is a part of Minocqua's 57th Beef-A-Rama™ celebration which brings over 10,000 people into town for the day. Over 100 exhibitors set up rain or shine and sell a...

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Beef Eating Contest

Come one, Come ALL!!! Associated Bank is once again sponsoring the Beef Eating Contest!!! We are opening the Beef Eating Contest to EVERYONE!!! YES! you “hurd” that right…EVERYONE!!!



2021 Winners

Charcoal Wood Gas
1st -JJs Acres 1st- Mick Fenn 1st- Trig's
2nd- Minocqua Sport Rental 2nd- Camp Minocqua Tavern 2nd-  Packerland Plus
3rd- Minocqua Detail 3rd- Hazelhurst Pub 3rd- Minocqua Popcorn


Best Dressed Stall: 
1. Minocqua Detail
2. Minocqua Gun Club
3. Redman Realty

Best Snack:
1. Aquatic Plant Management
2. Redman Realty
3. Minocqua Gun Club


& Information

TBD: Event times are subject to change. Please check our  Facebook page frequently for updates, or download our Beef-A-Rama™ app FREE on Google Play or iPhone.



Download the Beef-A-Rama app on your Android or iPhone for up-to-date Schedule of events information and to vote for Best Dressed Stall and Best Snack during the 56th Annual "Top All 'Round Winner" Roasting Competition

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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!