Come eat Steak, Steak and more Steak!

With over a dozen food vendors grilling and cooking up unique. tasty dishes, loosen your belts and prepare to feast!

Look for the No Name meats truck, grilling up tasty steaks and sampling their eats!

Ribeye Steaks for the Steak Cookoff are generously furnished by J&B Group, home of No Name Meats & Seafood.

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Compete in the Croix Valley Foods Steak Cookoff and Appetizer Challenge!

150 Steak Cook Teams from across the country will compete for one of the largest prize purses in Steak Cookoff Association history.  With over $11,000 at "steak", cooks will compete for a 1st Place Steak $5,000 top prize and a 1st Place Appetizer $1,000 top prize.

Do you have a youngster with mean skills around the grills?  Sign them up for the Kid's Cook, featuring No Name Angus Burgers.  Kid's Cook is free to enter!

For more information, to sign up to compete and for a full set of rules, please visit the cook off link here at the Croix Valley Foods website.

Music Lineup


10:00 am - Mark Stary

Performing full time in the Twin Cities for over a decade, Mark puts on a great show of Country, Pop, Rock, Blues, Oldies and Original tunes.  Playing nationally with artists such as Travis Tritt, Trace Atkins, The Romantics and more, Mark will be joined at Steak Fest with his bass player Brian Johnson for a rockin' act to start the day!

12:00 pm - Kevin James and The Weary

Kevin James & The Weary are an Americana band forged on the banks of the Rum & Mississippi Rivers in Anoka, Minnesota.
Storytelling, songwriting and Rock & Roll from the heartland. Weary from a life that consumes. Driven to tell it's stories.

2:00 pm - Molly Maher and Her Disbelievers

If it’s possible for a band to own a town, then Molly Maher and her band of Disbelievers are as close as it gets to holding the keys. Molly is considered by some the reigning queen of the Twin Cities scene — she’s an incomparable singer and songwriter with compelling depth and soul, and has shared the stage with some of the best acts in the country, among them Los Lobos and John Hiatt.

5:00 pm - The Carnegies

The Carnegies are a young Minneapolis-based rock band that have been playing since 2011. Led by twin brothers Royce and Roman Mars, the Minneapolis Star Tribune recently described:  "Their band the Carnegies has been generating a local buzz among both older musicheads who appreciate their classic aesthetic and young fans who think the brothers and their bandmates are on to something newer."

7:00pm - Jaedyn James and The Hunger

Jaedyn James is the lead of the eight piece ‘Raw Funk & Aggressive Soul’ band, The Hunger.  Consumed by her passion at 23 years old, James quit her full time job and assembled a group of musicians based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  JJ’s work ethic, energy, and music reflect the stylings of James Brown, Etta James, Lucille Ball, Marina Abromovich, and ee cummings. The combination of a powerful, modern woman using vintage sounds and attitudes is not only refreshing, but cause to celebrate.


Food Vendors


Croix Valley Foods - Steak Nachos

Smokey Treats BBQ - Steak & Cheese Curds

Kabomelette - Steak Kabomelette

Samurai Teppanyaki Grill - Teriyaki Steak

Adam's Gyro's Food Truck - Steak Gyro

The Cave Café - Steak Sandwiches

Market Vendors

Steak Fest will feature dozens of market vendors, including a sneak peak at unique businesses opening in the highly-anticipated  Keg & Case West 7th Market.

Schedule of Events  10am-9pm

10am - Park Opens - Food and beverage vendors open, live music on main stage, market vendors open, cooking and grilling demos/activities throughout the day.

10am - Main Stage Music - Mark Stary

11am-2:30pm - Croix Valley Steak Cookoff and Appetizer Challenge 

12pm - Main Stage Music - Kevin James and The Weary

2pm - Main Stage Music - Molly Maher and her Desbelievers

4pm - Croix Valley Steak Cookoff Awards Ceremony

5pm - Main Stage Music - The Carnegies

7pm - Main Stage Music - Jayden James and The hunger

9pm - Steak Fest wraps up!

Event Location

Keg & Case West 7th Market
928 West 7th St
St. Paul, MN 55102

Easy access just blocks on I-35E in Saint Paul, located on the grounds of the historic Jacob Schmidt Brewery complex.

 About Keg & Case Market

Keg & Case West 7th Market food hall and marketplace in the historic Schmidt Brewery Complex will be St. Paul's most exciting eating and drinking project since beer was first brewed there in 1855.  The Multi-faceted marketplace will open early 2018, and will debut a new restaurant concept, coffee house, brewery and more.

The ten million dollar re-development of the historical Keg House includes space for more than thirty indoor grocery, produce, proteins, floral, packaged and ready-to-eat foods and beverage stalls. Keg & Case will be anchored by a park, amphitheater and beer garden for movies, live concerts and events. During winter months the space will transform into a holiday marketplace with a skating rink.

Keg & Case is excited to bring restaurateurs, food makers and farmers together with its remarkable West 7th neighbors and business community - making this market and food hall a true reflection of St. paul's legacy of entrepreneurism.

Find out more about Keg & Case West 7th Market by clicking HERE.

Keg & case About

About Croix Valley Foods

Croix Valley Foods are makers of award-winning BBQ Sauces, Steak Sauces, Marinades, Dry Rubs, Seasonings and Bloody Mary Products with product in over 500 retail locations across the Midwest and beyond.  With a manufacturing facility in River Falls, WI, Croix Valley's first satellite retail location inside the Keg & Case Market will also feature a seasonal rotating menu of exclusive, hand-crafted Micro-batch and limited edition sauces and seasonings that will not be available at other retailers.

Croix Valley Foods’ line features nearly 2 dozen products that are recipients of hundreds of professional awards in the specialty food and barbecue industries and are used by the Croix Valley Competition Cooking Team.  The Team, husband and wife duo and Croix Valley owners Damon and Lu Holter, have won hundreds of competition awards and have been featured on the World’s largest cooking stages, as well as numerous television appearances including programs on Travel Channel and Food Network.

Find out more about Croix Valley Foods by clicking  HERE.

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