One of our favorite local restaurants, Fatbacks, will be on site at PorktoberQue serving their fresh-fried pork skins. Their “cracklins” are super yummy because they coat them with a magic blend of barbecue rub seasonings and salt. They will be located right next to the main outside beer tent (in the yellow metal building, just in from the main gate) so make sure you get some cold beer and hot pork skins!
Don’t forget about the Pet Parade scheduled for this Saturday, September 27 at 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
Here is the registration form you can fill out in advance and bring with you to the event!
Two of our sponsors (possibly a couple more we don’t know about yet) are having a prize wheel at PorktoberQue this weekend. That means you can go to their booth and spin the wheel for free to try to win great prizes!
Stop By Navy Federal Credit Union‘s booth and play a FREE round of their version of “The Price is Right”. Everyone who participates receives a prize, so make sure you come on by and have some fun at PorktoberQue!
Also nearby, the Island View Casino from Gulfport Mississippi will be bringing their own prize wheel that you can spin to win some great gifts! Make sure you stop by these two FREE booths and you can win some fantastic prizes just for coming to PorktoberQue!
Take a few moments out of your schedule today to take your kids (between the ages of 8-18) to Academy Sports + Outdoors on Montgomery Highway. Between 12:30 and 2:30 students can try out their grilling skills on several grills. Academy has purchased a number of steaks to give to the kids to try out their skills (first come first serve on the steaks). Dothan Country Club Chef du Cuisine, Joe Whaley, will be on hand to assist kids in learning some finer points of grilling. Best of all, this event is FREE courtesy of Academy Sports+Outdoors!
Many thanks to our sponsor, Mosquito Squad of the Wiregrass, for spraying the Houston County Farm Center for us this week so that PorktoberQue can be as bug and mosquito free as possible. Though it can be difficult to have large areas such as the Houston County Farm Center treated, the folks at Mosquito Squad of the Wiregrass did a great job. If you don’t get bitten while at PorktoberQue, make sure you stop by their booth (straight ahead of the main gate and off to the right just a little) and thank them!
Thanks to everyone who signed up for the Kids Que. We are now out of spaces and are at a full field for the competition. Good luck to all the kids who are participating— you have been mailed a copy of the rules, instructions and tickets. Your space number will be marked on the ground in orange paint, so look for it when you arrive! Thanks to Academy Sports+Outdoors for sponsoring this event, and thanks to Fatbacks for providing the steaks to the kids for grilling.
We received word that both NHS and DHS coaching staff will participate in the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Hot Wings Challenge at PorktoberQue. The “wing off” will take place at 2pm Saturday September 27 near the Man Cave tent and will feature 5 team members eating 60 wings. All wings must be consumed for the winner to be declared. Come cheer on your favorite coaching staff!
We are pleased to partner with our host hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn, to offer a free one night stay on Friday September 26 along with 4 admission tickets and a souvenir beer mug to one lucky winner. Click the link to get your chances to win this give away! Contest ends 9/20 and winner will be drawn through the Raflecopter automated service and notified with instructions on how to make your hotel reservation. Good Luck!