Sponsorship Offerings for 2014 PorktoberQue now Available

Event Marketing is quickly becoming the most successful way to put your business in front of people! By being a sponsor of a fun event that draws a crowd, you can place your product, service or business in front of potential customers. Studies show that people are more receptive to receiving a marketing message when they are relaxed and having fun. Plus, when they meet you (or your staff) in a friendly, neutral atmosphere and can put a smiling face to your product or service, you gain their trust and possibly their business.

The amount of publicity, advertising and benefit you receive depends on your level of sponsorship. To make it affordable for as many businesses as possible, there are levels of sponsorship available from $250 up to $5,000. While it is true that the higher level sponsor that you are, the more benefits you receive, even the $250 sponsor can expect to receive a 2:1 ROI on their money!

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Winner Winner, BBQ Dinner

We had several requests for the winners to be posted, so here goes!

People’s Choice— #6, Forrest’s Fine Foods

Grand Champion: SOUTH PORK
Reserve Champion: HAULIN’ BUTT BBQ

Overall
1 SOUTH PORK 685.6800
2 HAULIN’ BUTT BBQ 682.8116
3 The Specialists 678.8112
4 Stump Broke BBQ 677.1656
5 THE LOONEY PIT 675.4284
6 Rooster Sunday 675.3028
7 SMOKIN ON THE ROOF 669.0744
8 FORREST’S FINE FOODS 668.4912
9 DOUBLE DUECE SMOKIN BBQ 666.2168
10 JOBEAZ BLAZIN’ BUTTS AND WINGS 665.0284
11 POVERTY HILL SMOKERS 664.4684
12 Pleasant Ridge BBQ Team 659.8284
13 Poolside BBQ 650.9028
14 Smokin Gunz BBQ 650.6972
15 COOKS PORTABLE SMOKEHOUSE 649.0740
16 ET,S BBQ 647.8744
17 Hot J BBQ 645.5884
18 ALABAMA RED EYED SMOKERS 645.5200
19 SHORT BUS COOKERS 644.4684
20 NAHEOLA PRIDE COOKING TEAM 639.3596
21 GRANDPA’S PRIDE BBQ 628.3888
22 BUTT FACE BBQ 626.8344
23 RANCH HOUSE KITCHEN 626.2060
24 Loan Star Bar B Que 621.1432
25 The Guild of Calamitous Smokers 618.7428
26 JB’S BBQ 613.5312
27 Divine Swine 597.5200
28 Hookers and Hogs 586.2400
29 I Go Low and Slow 496.4800
Chicken
1 THE LOONEY PIT 174.8456
2 DOUBLE DUECE SMOKIN BBQ 174.8456
3 SOUTH PORK 174.2628
4 SHORT BUS COOKERS 173.7256
5 SMOKIN ON THE ROOF 171.9772
6 Poolside BBQ 170.8456
7 JOBEAZ BLAZIN’ BUTTS AND WINGS 169.1200
8 HAULIN’ BUTT BBQ 168.5600
9 The Guild of Calamitous Smokers 168.5600
10 The Specialists 168.5256
11 Hot J BBQ 167.9884
12 POVERTY HILL SMOKERS 167.9656
13 BUTT FACE BBQ 166.2972
14 STUMP BROKE BBQ 165.1312
15 ALABAMA RED EYED SMOKERS 163.9428
16 JB’S BBQ 163.3828
17 Rooster Sunday 163.3828
18 GRANDPA’S PRIDE BBQ 162.8228
19 Loan Star Bar B Que 162.3200
20 Pleasant Ridge BBQ Team 161.6684
21 FORREST’S FINE FOODS 159.9312
22 NAHEOLA PRIDE COOKING TEAM 158.2628
23 I Go Low and Slow 157.0972
24 Smokin Gunz BBQ 157.0744
25 COOKS PORTABLE SMOKEHOUSE 155.9656
26 ET,S BBQ 155.4288
27 Hookers and Hogs 152.5716
28 Divine Swine 152.5600
29 RANCH HOUSE KITCHEN 151.9544
Pork Ribs
1 Stump Broke BBQ 176.6172
2 JOBEAZ BLAZIN’ BUTTS AND WINGS 176.0000
3 FORREST’S FINE FOODS 175.4172
4 Rooster Sunday 168.5372
5 POVERTY HILL SMOKERS 167.9772
6 SMOKIN ON THE ROOF 166.8228
7 THE LOONEY PIT 166.2972
8 NAHEOLA PRIDE COOKING TEAM 166.2856
9 HAULIN’ BUTT BBQ 165.6916
10 SOUTH PORK 164.5600
11 DOUBLE DUECE SMOKIN BBQ 163.9772
12 Hot J BBQ 163.9544
13 Pleasant Ridge BBQ Team 163.9544
14 RANCH HOUSE KITCHEN 163.4172
15 The Specialists 162.8572
16 Smokin Gunz BBQ 162.2400
17 Poolside BBQ 161.1656
18 COOKS PORTABLE SMOKEHOUSE 161.1200
19 ALABAMA RED EYED SMOKERS 159.9544
20 ET,S BBQ 159.9428
21 JB’S BBQ 158.8800
22 SHORT BUS COOKERS 155.3944
23 Divine Swine 155.3484
24 Loan Star Bar B Que 153.1088
25 BUTT FACE BBQ 151.4172
26 The Guild of Calamitous Smokers 149.1544
27 GRANDPA’S PRIDE BBQ 147.9432
28 Hookers and Hogs 143.9772
29 I Go Low and Slow 20.0000
Pork
1 Smokin Gunz BBQ 175.4400
2 Rooster Sunday 173.1200
3 The Specialists 171.9884
4 HAULIN’ BUTT BBQ 171.9772
5 POVERTY HILL SMOKERS 170.8572
6 ET,S BBQ 170.2628
7 ALABAMA RED EYED SMOKERS 170.2628
8 SOUTH PORK 169.1200
9 Poolside BBQ 168.6172
10 COOKS PORTABLE SMOKEHOUSE 168.5600
11 SMOKIN ON THE ROOF 167.4172
12 STUMP BROKE BBQ 167.4056
13 THE LOONEY PIT 166.2972
14 GRANDPA’S PRIDE BBQ 165.7028
15 FORREST’S FINE FOODS 165.1656
16 RANCH HOUSE KITCHEN 165.1544
17 Pleasant Ridge BBQ Team 164.5372
18 SHORT BUS COOKERS 164.5256
19 Loan Star Bar B Que 164.0344
20 NAHEOLA PRIDE COOKING TEAM 162.8456
21 Hot J BBQ 162.2512
22 DOUBLE DUECE SMOKIN BBQ 161.6912
23 JOBEAZ BLAZIN’ BUTTS AND WINGS 159.9312
24 I Go Low and Slow 154.2628
25 The Guild of Calamitous Smokers 153.6684
26 JB’S BBQ 153.0856
27 BUTT FACE BBQ 150.2856
28 Divine Swine 144.5144
29 Hookers and Hogs 139.3828
Brisket
1 SOUTH PORK 177.7372
2 HAULIN’ BUTT BBQ 176.5828
3 The Specialists 175.4400
4 Rooster Sunday 170.2628
5 Pleasant Ridge BBQ Team 169.6684
6 STUMP BROKE BBQ 168.0116
7 THE LOONEY PIT 167.9884
8 FORREST’S FINE FOODS 167.9772
9 DOUBLE DUECE SMOKIN BBQ 165.7028
10 I Go Low and Slow 165.1200
11 COOKS PORTABLE SMOKEHOUSE 163.4284
12 SMOKIN ON THE ROOF 162.8572
13 ET,S BBQ 162.2400
14 JOBEAZ BLAZIN’ BUTTS AND WINGS 159.9772
15 BUTT FACE BBQ 158.8344
16 POVERTY HILL SMOKERS 157.6684
17 Smokin Gunz BBQ 155.9428
18 NAHEOLA PRIDE COOKING TEAM 151.9656
19 GRANDPA’S PRIDE BBQ 151.9200
20 Hot J BBQ 151.3944
21 ALABAMA RED EYED SMOKERS 151.3600
22 SHORT BUS COOKERS 150.8228
23 Hookers and Hogs 150.3084
24 Poolside BBQ 150.2744
25 The Guild of Calamitous Smokers 147.3600
26 RANCH HOUSE KITCHEN 145.6800
27 Divine Swine 145.0972
28 Loan Star Bar B Que 141.6800
29 JB’S BBQ 138.1828

Lots to Do Today (Saturday September 28th) at PorktoberQue

Where to begin? It’s all going down today at the Houston County Farm Center from 10am-9pm. Admission is just $2 at the gate (kids 6 and under are free). Below are some of today’s highlights, but explore our web site to learn more about the entertainment and activities you will experience at PorktoberQue!

Saturday September 28th features….

  • Cornhole Competition at 2pm outside the man Cave
  • People’s Choice tasting from 11-1 in the Man Cave
  • SEC Football games on TV in the Man Cave all day
  • Classic and Antique Car Show on the midway from 10-2
  • RV, Tractor, Boat and vehicle show from 10-9 in the middle of the festival
  • Kids play for free on the Inflatables 10 am -8:30 pm
  • Free Putt Putt for kids and families in the middle of the festival area
  • Shopping with vendors both outside on the festival grounds and inside the Biergarten in the air-conditioning
  • Reptile Discovery Program- entertaining and informative shows at 12, 2 and 5. Bring a camera!

Entertainment on Two Stages

The Polka Dots (polka music) in the BierGarten  Saturday from 10-12

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The Reptile Discovery Program is at 12, 2 and 5 on the inside stage in the Biergarten (all ages welcome in the beirgarten— 21 and older to drink. Valid ID required.) img002a

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The Good For Nothin’ Band- Classic Country Music, Western Swing, Old Time Rock and Roll and Polka — Playing Saturday from 3-5 and again from 6-8 inside the air conditioned BierGarten buildingTGFNB_Promo Pic

Melissa Trampler, Fire Poi artist after dark

OUTSIDE STAGE:

Karen Searcy, Contemporary, Christian and vocal favorites. Saturday from 11-12

Christopher Robinson (Flip)- contemporary and pop.  Scheduled from 12:30- 1:30 on Saturday September 28th on the outside stage.

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Los Locos- Outside Stage Saturday night from 6-9

 Big Jimmy- comedy redneck rap and “Hick Hop”- Outside stage Saturday September 28th from 4:30-5:30

big jimmyThrice Pierced, a Christian Contemporary Rock Band from Birmingham, AL. Scheduled for 2-4PM on the outside stage Saturday September 28th.
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What’s on Tap for Tonight (9/27) at PorktoberQue?

Lots of great fun and activities at PorktoberQue tonight. Friday night the gates are open from 5pm-9pm and you can buy your ticket at the gate (it’s just $2 per person). Here’s what to expect (these are just the highlights— there’s too much to list, but explore the web site for more details!)

  • Air-Conditioned Biergarten open from 5-9. Features Sam Adams Oktoberfest Draft Beer (with optional souvenir beer steins for sale while they last), and polka music 6-7pm and 8-9pm. The Biergarten also has food and shopping and is open to ALL AGES. 21 and over to drink.
  • 7:00 pm in the Biergarten is the Reptile Discovery Program— bring a camera!
  •  6-8pm- Folklore Brewery beer sampling near the west end of the Man Cave
  •  7PM- Blazin’ Challenge- hot wing eating contest Dothan Police versus Dothan Fire departments- at or near Man Cave
  • Cornhole tournament practice 7pm on the asphalt outside the Man Cave
  • Boat, tractor and RV show opens at 5pm and runs through Saturday
  • Test drive or look at the new vehicles available from MIke Schmitz Automotive Group
  • Kids play for free on the Inflatables 5-8:30pm
  • Two concerts on the outside stage! Kristan Mikala at 5:15 and Random-Ax at 6:30
  • Melissa T twirls the fire poi after dark just past the Man Cave area
  • Free Putt Putt for kids and families in the middle of the festival area
  • Shopping with vendors both outside on the festival grounds and inside the Biergarten in the air-conditioning

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Why Should I Support PorktoberQue?

You, know… besides going and having fun at a ridiculously low price enjoying music, beer, BBQ, and family fun. Why should you support PorktoberQue?

PorktoberQue is a local, Dothan event that supports the local economy. For example, most all of the vendors are local folks, and when you buy food and drinks from them, the money you spend stays here in the Wiregrass and boosts the economy.  The promoter is local, and all the money made stays in the area and supports other events. The sound guy and  bands are local (with one from the panhandle of Florida, so they’re local in essence) and when they get paid that money stays local to pay their bills. By spending money with our local people, it helps them to purchase local goods and services and boosts our local economy.  The money’s not heading to Nashville or Atlanta or to the beach— it stays here in Dothan and helps our grocers, merchants and families in town.

Also…. PorktoberQue has given away 20 spots to non-profits to help them raise funds and awareness. This generosity helps some organizations who might not otherwise be able to afford a booth space.  Plus, we are splitting the gate proceeds between the Regional Land Water Rescue group and the Farm Center. The Regional Land Water Rescue is a volunteer group that searches for missing and lost persons, and will use the funds to purchase fuel for the boats and ATV’s used in search and rescue missions, as well as supplies for such operations.

PorktoberQue is a family run, locally owned event that promotes our local economy and provides affordable family entertainment in Dothan. Your support not only allows us to continue to provide inexpensive fun in the community but helps support non-profits. Please come out to PorktoberQue and show your support for LOCAL FAMILY-ORIENTED FESTIVALS! IMG_2736 cornhole IMG_2732 img_3460_0090new 967220_590769420955270_1064706679_o

Ever Hear of “Two Buck Chuck”?

Back in the early 2000′s a California wine company produced an “extreme value” wine under the Charles Shaw brand. The wines sold at Trader Joe’s for $1.99— which earned them the nickname of “Two Buck Chuck”. The wine even won a gold medal for it’s taste despite the price tag, meaning that you don’t always have to pay more to enjoy something!

Fast forward to PorktoberQue this coming Friday and Saturday (the 27th and 28th). Admission is just $2 per person per day (free if you wear lederhosen/ a German outfit or if you are a child 6 years old or younger) but there’s great entertainment, free activities for kids and families and lots to do despite the small price tag. Parking is even free, so you’re not being nickled and dimed to death. You will pay for food and drinks and some activities like pony rides for the kids, but there’s a lot to do on your $2 admission. Check out the great entertainment and activities and you’ll be amazed at all there is to do at PorktoberQue 2013!

We’re kind of like Two Buck Chuck…. a lot of bang for your (two) bucks! 

Ticket Info, Q&A

The most common question we are getting by phone and email is, “Can we get tickets at the door on Friday or Saturday?” The answer is ABSOLUTELY, YES! Admission is just $2 per person each day and you just pay at the door. Here are the answers to some other common questions we’ve been getting:

Q  Does my kid need a ticket?
A. Children 6 and Under are Free. All others, it’s $2

Q. Is food Included i n my $2 ticket?
A. Seriously? You expect a dinner on that $2 admission? NO. Food is not included.

Q.  How can I sample all the teams’ BBQ at the event?
A. Show up at 11:00 AM for the People’s Choice tasting. It’s at the east end of the Man Cave and it’s $10 for a tasting pass. That gets you into the tent and allows you to eat as many samples as you like (but you can’t take the samples outside the tent or share them). It’s a fundraiser for the Northview High School Cross Country Team, too.

Q. Do I have to be 21 to enter the Biergarten?
A. No. The Biergarten is all-ages and family friendly, featuring the Reptile Discovery Program and other great entertainment as well as shopping. You DO need to have a valid ID and be 21 or over to drink alcohol at the event.

Q. Is it too late to register to play in the CornHole tournament? 
A. No, it’s not. It’s too late to register in advance unless you come in to the office in person though. You can register on site Friday or Saturday before 1pm, but the price jumps up slightly from $20 to $25 onsite. But it’s a fundraiser for the Dothan High School Cross Country Program, so don’t feel too bad.

Q. I want to get my tickets in advance/ I want to register my cornhole team/ I need to sign up for a vendor spot. Where’s your office?
A. 257 South Saint Andrews St., Dothan. But call first, as we are at the Farm Center setting up right about now. (334) 699-1475. But we can come back and meet you if we know when you’ll be here.

Q. Does it cost to park the car?
A. No, not at PorktoberQue it doesn’t.

If you have a question we didn’t answer, either leave a comment below and we’ll reply or email QueenOfQue@gmail.com and we’ll get you an answer!