Backyard BBQ Competition

People's Choice  | 2:00 PM Saturday
Don't miss your chance to sample some of the best BBQ around! The People's Choice tasting starts at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday in the north campground competition circle. Tasting continues while supplies last.

Rules and Regulations

Register online here!

Kids Que | 10AM Saturday Morning
Encourage the love of BBQ in your kids! Children ages 6-12 are invited to compete in the annual Kids Que at Cookin’ on Kampeska.  We supply the hot dogs....they supply their imaginations!!!

Event Sponsored by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union

Rules and Regulations

Register online here!


- 5:00 PM -



KXLG Boat Parade | 7PM Friday Night
Encourage the love of Lake Kampeska! Decorate your boat or come as you are! Enjoy your time at the parade or try to win some great prizes! To Register, call KXLG at 605-753-9910 or click here for application. 

-Parade Grad Marshal - Brad Johnson

Volleyball Tournament  |  9AM Saturday Morning

The annual Co-ed Volleyball Tournament will begin Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. Four-person teams will compete to be the Cookin' on Kampeska champions! 

Register your team today!!

Little Miss & Mr. Kampeska | 11:30 AM Saturday
The Little Miss and Little Mr. Kampeska pageant is a light-hearted annual tradition. This pageant is just for fun and introduces children to the stage.

Click here for application.

Event Sponsored by Clausen Construction

Kids Entertainment - Phil Baker

1:00 PM Saturday

Known for his signature style, red guitar, catchy tunes, and heartfelt lyrics, Phil Baker writes and performs music to help children learn something about the world around them. But mostly, he just likes to make kids laugh and smile. 

Event Sponsored by McDonald's

Burger Battle | 6PM Friday Night
Is your burger something to brag about? Come put it to the test! We supply the charcoal grills and meat; you simply need to bring your own utensils, garnishes & toppings.

Rules and Regulations

Register online here!

Corks & Kegs | 6-8 PM Friday

Join us from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday for a Corks & Kegs!

$10.00 to participate - sample a variety of wines, brews and spirits from local businesses. While supplies last.

Event Sponsored by Discount Liquor


- 6:00 PM -



Kampeska Run Around the Lake | 7AM Saturday Morning
Start your morning by competing in a Half Marathon or 5K around Lake Kampeska. Awards will be given to top finishers in each age division! For more information, contact the Prairie Lakes Wellness Center.

Princess & Super Hero Experience

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Bring your kids out to meet Beauty and Bat Hero at Cookin on Kampeska this year! Dress them up in their favorite outfit and have their picture taken for a keepsake they will never forget.


*Additional Charge for a copy of the picture taken by ML Portrait Studio

Event Sponsored by the Realty Team - Lynn and Todd Morris

Bean Bag Tournament | 12:30 Saturday
Grab a friend and sign up to play bean bags! The tournament starts at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 18th. Pre-registration by July 16th is preferred.

Click here for registration.

Partnered with Lions Club of Watertown

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Ski Show

3:30 PM Saturday

The Aberdeen Aqua Addicts will be out on Lake Kampeska putting on a fun-filled and action packed water ski show!!

Event Sponsored by Lindner Dock & Lift Services and Kampeska Lodge

Magic of Travis Nye

5:00 - 7:00 PM Saturday

Travis Nye has been entertaining audiences for over 10 years combining sleight of hand, comedy, audience interaction, and some pretty crazy stunts. Be sure to come see him Saturday evening!

contact us

Call 605 886-5814
or Email for more information

Location of Cookin on Kampeska
90 S Lake Drive
Watertown SD 57201

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