Croix Valley Cookoff

Can you cook a steak?  Have a killer Brat recipe? This is your chance to show off your cooking skills.  You do not have to be a professional cook to compete!

Mark your calendars now and sign up today for the Croix Valley Cookoff, a DOUBLE Steak Cookoff Contest and Bratwurst showdown at Croix Valley HQ in Hudson, Wisconsin. There's a $10,000 prize purse up for grabs and the winners qualify to compete at the World Championships in Ft. Worth, TX.

Anyone can enter and we provide the steaks! Sign up today at and we'll see you May 22nd in Hudson for the Croix Valley Cookoff!


Bratwurst Showdown

Enter your best creation into the Bratwurst Category and you could win this extraordinary trophy and cash!  This "anything goes" bratwurst competition is only limited by your creativity.  Bratwurst spaghetti.... go for it, Bratwurst Egg Rolls... absolutely!  Enter today and get ready to throw down your best bratwurst creation!


Here's the Deal:

1. Bratwurst must be the star of the dish.  You can cook whatever you like, as long as it not only includes brats, but features them as well.  Provide your own bratwurst for the Showdown.

2. You must turn in 6 portions for judging and they must fit in the clamshell provided (no trays).

3. Get creative!  You can turn in 3 whole brats cooked and topped all fancy-like and cut them in half, or you can make 6 bratwurst crostinis, 6 brat sliders, 6 jalapeno poppers stuffed with brats and get the idea!

4. Bratwurst entries will be judged on Appearance, Creativity, Taste, and Execution. The order of tie breakers for Bratwurst is Taste, Creativity, Appearance, and Execution.

5. Full rules for Ancillary competitions may be found online at

Event Sponsors:

Thank you to our partners.

Revier Cattle Company

Revier Cattle Company premium Black Angus beef is the highest quality, tastiest beef we have ever sank our teeth into.  Rasied on the family farms in Minnesota since 1867, the Revier family sets their beef apart from others with an industry-leading operation focused on humane animal treatment, higher quality feeds, and social, economic and environmental sustainability.  The total care that goes into producing the Revier Cattle is what makes this the highest quality beef on the market!  Revier is generously providing their premium Ribeye steaks to the Croix Valley Cookoff and the Revier family is looking forward to meeting the competitors and experiencing what #SCAFamily is all about.  Please learn more about Revier beef online at

Big Frig

Big Frig rotomolded coolers and vacuum insulated tumblers are designed and tested to stand up to the harshest conditions in the outdoors while keeping your food and beverages ice cold for days.  On the competition cooking trail, we are often traveling far from home where we need to keep our expensive meats and ingredients cold for days and Big Frig has the reliability we count on to help us with the perfect cook every time. Big Frig has generously donated 2 amazing coolers as a giveaway for the teams and each competitor also receives a FREE 20 oz. engraved Croix Valley tumbler in their goody bag!  Check out Big Frig at

Lift Bridge Brewing Company

Lift Bridge Brewing Company is a Minnesota-based craft brewery located in Stillwater, Minnesota. It is Minnesota's 6th largest Craft brewery, well known for its flagship beers Farm Girl Saison® and Hop Dish® IPA. Lift Bridge will be on-site with tubs chock full of their beer, seltzers and sodas FREE for your enjoyment!  Check out LIft Bridge at


Smokey Treats BBQ

Smokey Treats BBQ, located just 15 minutes away in River Falls, WI, is a cool, fast-casual BBQ joint specializing in Fusion BBQ. Combining regional, ethnic and global flavors into slow-smoked meats, burgers and other grilled cuisine, Smokey Treats flavors are powered by Croix Valley Sauces and Seasonings.  The Smokey Treats Food Truck will be onsite, offering delicious food for the competitors and judges and providing a FREE pulled pork sandwich (or other equivalent menu item) to each competitor!  Check out Smokey Treats at