Bratwurst Cooking Contest Needs Competitors

Enter the WURST COOK today!

Seriously, isn’t the name of this contest reason enough to enter? Ok, then there’s the great prizes you can win, if you recipe/dish/creation is chosen as one of the top 5. But really, it’s about the fun of competition and the great value you get when you enter.

When you pre-register (425 fee) you will receive 4 admission tickets to PorktoberQue. (this is a $16 value alone!) You will get to attend the team meeting, receive the bratwurst or other wurst used in the competition, and will be given a spot to set up your grill or dutch oven to compete on Friday night. You turn in your entry at 7:30 (precisely) and awards are given on Saturday. You can use 2 tickets on Friday night and 2 on Saturday if you like! Winner need not be present at awards- they can pick up any prizes the Monday after the event at the office located at 257 South Saint Andrews Street in Dothan, AL.

Prizes  are as follows:

1st Prize- $250 and trophy

2nd Prize- $100 gift cert to Out ON A Whim & trophy

3rd Prize- Case of brats & trophy

4th Prize- Trophy

5th Prize- Trophy

Wurst cook is sponsored by Forrest and Fields and bratwursts are provided by Sysco.
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Entry form below, or you can enter online at www.wurstcook.com

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New Contest Going On Now for 4 FREE Tickets!

Click Here to Enter to WIN

It’s that easy! Or go to http://gvwy.io/1h6g5l2 to enter. Enter by 9/1/15 for your chance to win 4 tickets to PorktoberQue. If you don’t win, don’t worry- you can still get in free if you wear lederhosen or a German style dirndl dress. Kids 6 and under are free, well-behaved pets on a leash are free, also. All others- $4 per person per day at the gate!

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Pure and Simple Bluegrass to Headline PorktoberQue 9/26

PorktoberQue is pleased to have one of the best bluegrass bands in the area headlining the Saturday of the festival this year. Pure and Simple Bluegrass will perform just before the barbecue awards from 3:30-5:30 (the awards are at 5:30) and will energize and entertain the crowds.

Pure & Simple Bluegrass Has been entertaining the masses for 15 years. They do music from many genres of music from Bluegrass to 70’s classic rock, with a sprinkle of comedy and magic thrown in. the members are, Steve Kirkland- Bass, Vocals, Travis Perry- Guitar, Dobro,Vocals, Mike Hutto- Guitar,vocals, Ronnie Rutherford- Mandolin, comedy, and Greg Wigham-Banjo.

Pure and Simple Bluegrass will be performing thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, Chord Buddy. The Chord Buddy is a teaching system for learning how to play the guitar, and it was a successful product that was snapped up by a “shark” on the show, Shark Tank. The Chord Buddy is successful, because as soon as the ChordBuddy is properly attached to your acoustic or electric guitar, you will be able to make music. Within a few weeks, you’ll begin removing some of the tabs and making the chords on your own. In two months, you’ll be able to play the guitar with no ChordBuddy at all! This makes it the fastest and easiest way to learn to play guitar, and there should be some Chord Buddies at PorktoberQue if you are interested in trying one out.

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Still Time to Get your Dirndl!

What’s a dirndl, you might ask? Wikipedia says, “A dirndl [?d??ndl?] is a type of traditional dress worn in southern Germany – especially Bavaria –, Austria and South Tyrol, based on the historical costume of Alpine peasants. ” It is the traditional dress of Oktoberfests across the world, and a dirndl consists of a bodiceblouse, full skirt and apron. While appearing to be simple and plain, a properly made modern dirndl may be quite expensive as it is tailored and sometimes cut from costly hand-printed or silk fabrics.oktoberfest-girls-dirndl-beer-05

However several online retailers offer affordable dirndls you may won’t to look at so you come to PorktoberQue in a great outfit. (And don’t forget- you get in free when wearing a dirndl or lederhosen!) We are not affiliated with any one shop or store, so look around for sales and good deals. Here are a few that we found

http://www.germanimporthaus.com 


http://shop.oktoberfest.de/en/Tracht-for-Women/Dirndl-Dresses/

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http://www.bavaria-lederhosen.com/index.php?cat=36&language=en&gclid=Cj0KEQjwo7auBRCOtoqn_s-G7aMBEiQAxArNrE6EbbeFbtGvgw5N3qp4LVeMj5PZ9WT5xIa7COdX5N0aAu3Y8P8HAQ

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http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dfashion&field-keywords=dirndl

Welcome Scenic Cable to the PorktoberQue Sponsorship Family

Many thanks to Scenic Cable for their support and sponsorship of PorktoberQue! So if you are wondering what Scenic Cable does, they make magic happen in your living room. Kind of…

Scenic Cable brings your favorite cable TV shows into your home through several local cable systems. You may order your service through Time Warner, Brighthouse  or Wow, but you’re actually getting the advertising messages on those stations from Scenic Cable. 

Scenic Cable, a locally owned cable television advertising and video production company, was established in 1988. From the beginning, the company has been devoted to meeting the needs of its community. Owners Terry Duffie and David Mit Kirkland have been involved in radio and television since the mid sixties. Scenic Cable started by providing advertising on only three networks and one cable system. Today, Scenic provides advertising on 26 different networks on three cable systems: Time Warner, WOW and Brighthouse.

Scenic Cable connects Wiregrass residents with the events and information that are important to them by broadcasting over 100 local high school football and basketball games, City and County Commission meetings and other local events as a service to the community. The company has also won many awards from the American Advertising Federation.
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Just like Noah?

Not that we’re taking any Biblical license here with this, but it’s 40 days and 40 nights until PorktoberQue. Unlike Noah, we’re actually starting to pray for NO RAIN during PorktoberQue, September 25-26, 2015. There’s still time to enter some of the cooking contests, and we have room for a few more vendors. so check out the site or call us at 334-699-1475 for info.

C4 Project Headlines Friday Night

Fun. Funky. Fresh. These are all adjectives used to describe the C4 Project, a hot new band that’s going to be playing Friday night at PorktoberQue. Though it is comprised of seasoned musicians, the group recently formed and combined talents and styles of music. The results have been nothing short of amazing! They are scheduled to be on the main (outside) stage Friday night September 25 from 7:30-9:30. You won’t want to miss them! (And don’t forget while they are on break, you can pop into the metal building to the right of the stage and enjoy the polka music, air conditioning and cold beer in the Fest Haus!)

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Limited Edition Beer Steins Return

The first year we did ceramic beer steins, in 2013,  we sold out of them in just over 90 minutes. So, last year we got a glass beer mug (instead of the stein) because we were able to get twice as many for the same money.  We thought this was a smart business move, and would allow more people to purchase a collectable beer mug from the event.

And, although the glass mugs had our logo and were a very nice heavy weight USA made beer mug, we didn’t get the same feel from it as we did from the German-style Ceramic mug. So, we contacted a beer stein producer in Miami, FL and they did up a ceramic beer stein for us with our logo and date on one side, and the official draft beer of PorktoberQue, Sam Adams Oktoberfest, on the other side. (They sponsor the beer mugs for us, and we are very thankful of that!)

The mugs have arrived in hand, and they look and feel great! They are going to be perfect for PorktoberQue this year, and just wanted to let you know that they may sell out again on Friday night, so don’t delay in getting yours! We have just 125 souvenir steins available for sale beginning at 5pm in the Fest Haus (the air-conditioned building where the polka music is).

At this time, we anticipate selling the 18 oz steins for $12 each and it will include your first draft beer at that price. (We will wash all 125 mugs prior to September 25th so they will be ready to put ice cold beer in!) Then, each additional refill will be (most likely, based on last year’s prices) $2.50 in the souvenir mug. A 16 oz beer will cost $3.75 in a plastic cup if you don’t get the stein. You may also bring back previous year’s steins/mugs this year and receive the discounted refill price all weekend. Don’t forget to tip your bartenders… they are working for tips and even a quarter per beer adds up for them!

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Are you the Wurst Cook?

Do you have a good bratwurst recipe? Maybe a dish that includes bratwurst? Enter your recipe… even grilling one or boiling it … and you could win the WURST COOK contest at PorktoberQue September 25.

Seriously, isn’t the name of this contest reason enough to enter? Ok, then there’s the great prizes you can win, if you recipe/dish/creation is chosen as one of the top 5. But really, it’s about the fun of competition and the great value you get when you enter.

When you pre-register you will receive 4 admission tickets to PorktoberQue. (this is a $16 value alone!) You will get to attend the team meeting, receive the bratwurst or other wurst used in the competition, and will be given a spot to set up your grill or dutch oven to compete on Friday night. You turn in your entry at 7:30 (precisely) and awards are given on Saturday. You can use 2 tickets on Friday night and 2 on Saturday if you like! Winner need not be present at awards- they can pick up any prizes the Monday after the event at the office located at 257 South Saint Andrews Street in Dothan, AL.

You can enter the contest here: http://www.wurstcook.com/enter-the-contest.html or call us and we can mail you the entry form! (334) 699-1475

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Win tickets to PorktoberQue

Make sure you take a look at our website from time to time (or subscribe to the RSS feed) so you can find out when we are giving away tickets to PorktoberQue.  Right now we have a drawing happening on our Facebook page and online through Rafflecopter. You just need to like a couple of our sponsors and you’re entered. Extra entries for tweeting about #PorktoberQue!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

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