Streetfest History

Well-known for the Extravaganza, the Brainerd Jaycees wanted to establish a summer event, so in 2002 Streetfest was born. True to the original goal of bringing barbecue to the Brainerd Lakes, the Jaycees hosted a national and local barbecue competition and live music festival. Over the years, the nature of the event has changed a bit but has always included the Cub Foods Rib Fest, a local barbecue competition judged by the participants who select the best ribs, best chicken, and best decorated booth.

For more information on the Brainerd Jaycees Streetfest and to compete in the Rib Fest, or become a vendor, please visit or email