Awake the Lakes - Ribfest

Thanks to Everyone who attended Ribfest 2018!

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Awake the Lakes - RibFest is always a fantastic event in Alexandria at Big Ole Park!

If you are interested in participating, let us know and get the registration form for Crafters and Home Based Business Vendors here: Vendor Agreement Form 2017

Have you thought about entering a rib cooking contest but are unsure of how to do it? Or don't have the capacity to cook a ton of ribs? Then listen up....we have started a '"Newbie" Division at Ribfest. We ask that you cook a 1 box of ribs (about 8 racks of ribs). During Ribfest you can chat with the seasoned cookers and maybe leave with a tip or two on the ins and out of cooking ribs. So grab your grill, your friends, or your friends grill, and see you at Ribfest! We are limiting this division to the first 6 paid registrants. The fee to enter in this division is $30.For more information please message us. Be sure to share this post! Thanks!

Cooker Registration Form from 2018:

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Ribfest 2015 in Alexandria MN
Ribfest 2015 in Alexandria MN

2017 Scholarship Winners

By jeff | May 15, 2017 | Comments Off on 2017 Scholarship Winners

We are so excited to announce our 2017 Scholarship Winners! Mitchell Lueders, Daniel Chumley, Evan Koering, and Isaac Zink. These lucky young men will be entering into their second year of the Mechatronics Program at ATCC in the fall. The smiles on their faces are a result of the generosity of our wonderful sponsors and…

2016 Pictures at Ribfest

By jeff | July 12, 2016 | Comments Off on 2016 Pictures at Ribfest

2nd Annual Scholarship Winners!

By jeff | May 16, 2016 | Comments Off on 2nd Annual Scholarship Winners!

2nd Annual Scholarship Winners! Great day for Awake the Lakes! We felt privileged to award these well deserving young men scholarships. Dustin Johnson, Michael Burg, Zachary Schmitz, and Dylan Lee. We are proud of you. Congratulations!! These are students who will be entering into their 2nd year of the Mechatronics Program at ATCC.

Ribfest 2015 Pictures

By jeff | July 15, 2015 | Comments Off on Ribfest 2015 Pictures

We had a great turnout at Ribfest 2015! Here are some pictures of the event…

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Ribfest 2015 in Alexandria MN
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