The Verendrye Museum in Fort Pierre is named for Louis and Chevalier Verendrye, two French brothers who explored the upper reaches of the Missouri River.

Results of the 2023 Verendrye Museum Backyard BBQ Brisket Cookoff

This event took place during Trader Days – August 11th & 12th, 2023

1st Place BBQ – Pat & Dean Martin, Frankie & Big Al’s Yummy Butts

2nd Place BBQ – Shane Alexander, Alexander Drilling

3rd Place BBQ – Tom Schonert – 3rd Place Man Cave BBQ, 4th Place People’s Choice, 3rd place Calcutta

4th Place BBQ – Tyler Van Asperen Slow Smoke BBQ

5th Place BBQ – Eric Harms RCP&E RR 1

6th Place BBQ –  J&J BBQ (RR) Jeff Horn (no picture)

7th Place BBQ – Brian Kenzy &T Southern, Kenzy Construction

8th Place BBQ – Dusty Hepper, Ranch Hand BBQ

9th Place BBQ – Levi Briggs, River View RV

10th Place BBQ – Kenzy Properties, N&B Odea (no picture)

People’s Choice

1st Place: Joe Cicchiello, Joe the Ringer

2nd Place: Levi Briggs-River View RV

3rd Place: Bryan Hanson-Ft Pierre Livestock

4th Place: Tom Schonert