Here’s hoping you are enjoying your Labor Day. The good news is that it’s officially September, and September = PorktoberQue! It’s almost here, so celebrate!
The New South Cruisers will again feature their large car show on the midway Saturday, September 27, 2014. If you have a classic car, it is $20 to register, and you can use the special Prevatt Road gate to access the car show. Registration is from 9-11, and judging begins at 11. There will be awards for the top 50 given out at 3:00 pm. All registered cars receive 2 free admission tickets to the barbecue festivities. For more information, call Steve at (334) 702-1224 or Ken at (334) 794-6689 or (334) 589-0548.
Once again, a handmade jewelry vendor, Karen’s Creations, will be encouraging people to donate canned food to the less fortunate. At her booth space just inside the main door of the Festhaus, you will find a place to leave canned food. If you bring 5 canned goods, you will receive a free pair of earrings from her boutique, right on the spot. So please donate generously, and remember to stop at Karen’s Creations inside the air-conditioned building at PorktoberQue!
Thanks to our title sponsor, Mike Schmitz Automotive Group, we are able to put on PorktoberQue and have great entertainment, a world-class barbecue competition, and keep the price of admission super low. We are pleased to offer an area near the main outside stage for the Schmitz Auto Group of Mercedes-Benz, Mazda and Hyundai to bring the latest models of cars for you to look at while at PorktoberQue. Please consider going by and looking at the new cars and talk to the representatives on hand. Also, let them know you appreciate all that Mike does in our community, especially sponsoring PorktoberQue!
To take place in the grassy area in the middle of PorktoberQue- Friday night are practice rounds from 6-9pm. Saturday the cornhole tournament begins at 3 pm with awards (trophies) and scores to follow. Each team registered receives 4 tickets in to PorktoberQue (a $12 value), so sign up today!
Academy Sports+Outdoors is pleased to host two cooking classes for kids in the weeks leading up to PorktoberQue. The first one will be September 13 at their Dothan store, and professional chef Joe Whaley will show kids the importance of food safety, basic grilling information and seasoning tips and tricks. All kids who come to the free class will be entered into a drawing that day for a $100 Academy Sports+Outdoors gift card. This is a good chance to take the kids out for a free activity 9/13/14 from 1-3pm and support our sponsors of PorktoberQue!
Who doesn’t love a good pet parade? The cute costumes, the furry little faces, and the joy that the crowd feels are all the elements of a good pet parade, and we hope to bring all of that to PorktoberQue this year. CHARM (City of Headland Animal Rescue Mission) will be hosting the pet parade and invite all animals to participate. The rules are simple: Your dog should be friendly to other dogs, your dog must be on a shirt leash (no retractable leashes) and you must bring a baggie to pick up any waste your dog leaves behind.
Registration for the “PorktoberQue Polka, Pigs, Pints and Pups Pet Parade” begins Saturday September 27th outside the main gate. CHARM will have a table set up for registration from 10:00 until 10:30 AM. At this time the workers will line up the pets and get ready for the 11:00 pet parade throughout the PorktoberQue fairgrounds. The registration fee, payable the day of the event, is $10 and provides for two admission tickets for the humans as well as the pet. 100% of the registration fee raised goes to CHARM and their work in helping find forever homes to animals in need.
Although costumes are not required, feel free to dress yourself and/or your pet up in an Oktoberfest themed costume, or one representing fall or your favorite holiday. This is going to be a fun event we hope to grow each year. For more information on the Pet Parade, call CHARM at (334) 693-9097 or visit www.PorktoberQue.com
You have until midnight tonight (August 14) to enter our weekly giveaway to win 4 general admission tickets to PorktoberQue! Just click on the links below and follow the instructions… a Rafflecopter giveaway
Are you into that bean bag tossing game popular at tailgate parties and in backyards across the country? If you think you and a partner have the right stuff to compete, then sign up for the Corn Hole in the Wiregrass Tournament, to be held at PorktoberQue September 26-27. Each two person team who registers receives 4 general admission tickets (so you can both come out Friday to practice and Saturday to compete) and gets entered into the tournament. Competition play is Saturday at 3pm with awards to immediately follow. All proceeds benefit youth athletics and the Dothan High School Cross Country team. For more information call Mike at 334-797-3668