Another Ticket Giveaway is LIVE

Enter Here at this link to win 4 tickets to PorktoberQue:
PorktoberQue Ticket Giveaway

Or visit our Facebook page to enter  https://www.facebook.com/PorktoberQue/ and click on the Giveaway tab at the top. Good luck!

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PorktoberQue is Dothan’s Oktoberfest, held at the Houston County Farm Center the last weekend of September. This year it’s September 23-25 (three days long!) and features polka music, beer, ultimate air dogs dock diving competition, barbecue competition, steak cook off, bacon recipe competition, car show, vendors, food, outside stage, inside Festhaus, kids cook off and more.

Giving Away More Tickets

We’ve given away 12 tickets to PorktoberQue already through our weekly drawings. PorktoberQue is Dothan’s Oktoberfest, September 23-25, 2016 at the Houston County Farm Center in Dothan, Alabama. Congratulations to last week’s winner, Damien B. who got 4 general admission tickets to PorktoberQue. Here’s the link to the new drawing:
click here to enter

Or you can enter through our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/PorktoberQue/app/228910107186452/

Or you can use this mobile link : http://gvwy.io/3dftau9

So many ways to enter! Good luck!
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Competition BBQ Teams map- updated

Here is the map so far for the teams for PorktoberQue (The food vendors in that section are also shown; a couple are also competition teams.)  If your team would like a specific spot and it hasn’t already been taken, let us know what spot you’d like either by calling us or by indicating the space number you’d like on your form. If you call or email is to let us know the spot you’d like, we’ll pencil it in, but spot assignment is pending payment. If someone shows up with money while we’re holding it, regrettably, you could loose your preferred spot. Spots that we are holding pending payment are generally indicated by an asterisk *.

PorktoberQue is a KCBS sanctioned bbq competition for professional barbecue teams, and it is held the last weekend of September, the traditional weekend for an Oktoberfest. For information, call 334-699-1475

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“High Steaks” cook off entries now accepted

The Tuffy Automotive “High Steaks” Cooking Challenge will be held Friday September 23 in conjunction with PorktoberQue. Contestants will turn in one whole steak, garnished and presented as fancy as they like, and also a minimum of 5 bite-sized portions of the steak for the judges to taste. The whole entry will be scored on appearance (1/3rd of the score) and photographed, as the event is an elite qualifier for the 2016 World Food Championships Steak competition.

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Steaks may be cooked in any fashion, and any cut of meat is allowed to be used. Steaks must be cooked on site, and contestants will be given a spot (if they do not already have a site from entering the barbecue cook off). Entry fee is $25 and the winner received a paid-for GOLDEN TICKET ($300 value) to compete in the World Food Championships, as well as a $250 hotel gift card (most likely Marriott or Hilton, TBD) so they can stay in Orange Beach to compete at the finals of the World Food Championships in November.
To have an entry form mailed to you, call 334-699-1475 or click the form below to print it at home. Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 2.22.07 PM

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Free Ticket Giveaways begin NOW

We love PorktoberQue, and hope you do, too. We’ve gotten 100 tickets to give away in the 2 1/2 months between now and PorktoberQue, September 23-25, so we figured we’d better hurry up and start giving them away! This week, we are giving away 4 tickets. They are good for 4 people on either Friday or Saturday, or 2 people to come each Friday and Saturday… and here’s the bonus… save your ticket stubs from either day and you can get in free on Sunday!  You can enter by clicking the link here:

PorktoberQue Ticket Giveaway

Or visit Our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PorktoberQue/ and click on the GIVEAWAY tab. Also, if you would be so kind as to share this info with your friends we would appreciate it!
Happy 4th of July to all!

Host Hotels Named for 2016 PorktoberQue

Again this year we are having two host hotels for PorktoberQue. These hotels are supporters of PorktoberQue and as such, we ask our judges and out of town guests to consider staying with our host hotels before looking to book other places.

Having two hotels gives our visitors a choice of different amenities too. We are pleased to announce that the Hampton Inn and Suites, a long-time partner of PorktoberQue is again one of our hotels. Located at 4684 Montgomery Highway (36303) the Hampton Inn offers a beautiful outdoor pool, free hot breakfast in the morning, beautiful suites and rooms and a large and inviting lobby area. We will be posting a direct link on our accommodations page where you can book online, but for now, to get the best rate call them directly at 334-671-7672 and tell then you are with PorktoberQue (code QUE).

Our second hotel that is new this year to us is the recently renovated Courtyard by Marriott. It is located a little closer to the festival at 3040 Ross Clark Circle (36301). It features an indoor pool, bar, Starbucks, and a restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner (not included in your stay). We will be posting a direct link on our accommodations page where you can book online, but for now, to get the best rate call them directly at 334-671-3000 and tell then you are with PorktoberQue (code QUE).

We look forward to working with these two hotels and hope our out of town visitors will support them! All out of town visitors are encouraged to let their hotel of choice know that they are in town for PorktoberQue, too!
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Corn Hole Tournament Details Announced

Cornhole (also known as dummy boardsbean bag tossdadholedoghouseBaggo or Bags) is an American lawn game in which players take turns throwing bags of corn (or bean bags) at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point. Play continues until a team or player reaches the score of 21.

Sounds easy enough, right? Try your luck and form a two-person corn hole team to compete against others at PorktoberQue. Your $20 entry fee gets you 4 tickets in (a $20 value) and signs you up to compete. All of the $20 registration fee goest to support the NHS Girls Soccer program, which recently went to the state championship in 2016, the first group to go in 15 years of the school’s program.

Your tickets get your 2-person team in the gate Friday night to practice between 6-9 on the boards, and then gets you back in on Saturday to compete. The tournament begins at 2pm. (Your ticket can even get you back in on Sunday to see the finals of the Ultimate Air Dogs championships!) Winners get trophies, bragging rights and other goodies.

For questions on the Corn Hole tournament please call 334-794-3179

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Bringing Home the Bacon Competition

Who doesn’t love the smoky, salty taste of bacon? Now, you can put your culinary skills to the test and enter the Five Star Credit Union Bringing Home the Bacon cooking competition. PorktoberQue is an elite qualifier for the 2016 World Food Championships. The bacon competition is for contestants who use bacon in their recipe, and that is the only stipulation is that bacon is used or featured in the recipe.
The winner will receive a paid entry into the 2016 World Food Championships and a $250 Marriott hotels gift card so they can go compete in Orange Beach this November. The World Food Championships has a $10,000.00 grand prize in the bacon category, so the steaks are high! Entry fee is only $25 and contestants also receive 2 admission tickets to PorktoberQue so they can enter and come back for the awards on Saturday.   Need an entry form? Call 334-699-1475 or email kerry@themaineventweb.com or print out from below:

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PorktoberQue Named Elite Qualifier for World Food Championships

Alabama Contest Named Elite Qualifier for World Food Championships

PorktoberQue, Dothan, Alabama’s Oktoberfest and sanctioned barbecue cooking competition, will have featured representatives at the 2016 World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Alabama, according to Mike McCloud, CEO of the World Food Championships. PorktoberQue is one of only a few opportunities in the state of Alabama for competitive chefs to qualify to compete in the World Food Championships.

“More than 400 pre-qualified competitors will enter one of nine competition categories beginning Nov. 8, and several champions of PorktoberQue will be among them,” McCloud said.

PorktoberQue is sending three winners from its 2016 event to compete against the World Food Championships roster of Golden Ticket contestants. PorktoberQue has been elevated to Elite Qualifier status by guaranteeing that its winner’s registration fees are waived to compete in Orange Beach.

“Stakes are high and the competition is intense with a total purse of $350,000 in cash and additional prizes, while the ultimate World Food Champion takes home a grand prize of $100,000,” McCloud said.

Competitors will prepare food on site in timed events that include preparation speed, specialty recipes, presentation and the ultimate test of taste. The categories this year include BBQ, Chili, Sandwich, Seafood, Bacon, Burger, Steak, Dessert, and Recipe, which has the theme of “breakfast” in 2016.  PorktoberQue will qualify competitors for Barbecue,  Steak and Bacon.

“Tournament judges will select the top 10 finalists in each category, where they will then compete for the chance to go to the Final Table,” explained McCloud. “It is there that one culinary genius will rise up from nine category champions to become the 2016 World Food Champion.”

McCloud said that cooking is not the only opportunity for participation in the World Food Championships. Those interested in volunteering or in learning to become a certified WFC judge may sign up on the World Food Championships website.

“The World Food Championships offers opportunities for people to watch celebrity chef competitions, attend demonstrations, review at the latest cooking appliances and become part of a fun, family-friendly experience,” he observed, adding that there will be thousands of spectators, colorful teams, special judges and foodie volunteers in Orange Beach for the Nov. 8 – 15 event.

For more information, visit www.worldfoodchampionships.com or www.PorktoberQue.com

Another Opportunity

After a great experience partnering with the World Food Championships during our other event, Tri-State BBQ Festival, we called and asked if PorktoberQue could be a qualifier for an ancillary contest this year. We are still waiting on official confirmation as to the categories, but it looks really good that we can get in a couple of categories for the event.
Don’t know what the World Food Championships are? Here’s their Sizzle Reel from last year, though this year they will be competing in Orange Beach, Alabama, November 9-14.

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