BEER!

One of the biggest improvements to the 2017 PorktoberQue is the larger selection of beers available this year. Noting that local and regional craft beer sales are booming, plus having some legitimate imported German beers available, PorktoberQue has greatly expanded their beer offerings this year. There will even be two draft beer trucks (one inside the Festhaus Biergarten) and one outside near the food vendors) as well as cans available for sale.

Craft beer is significantly more expensive than commercially manufactured beers, because it is made in small batches using higher quality ingredients. For that reason, a 16 ounce cup of draft beer will be $6.75 at PorktoberQue, and 12 ounce cans of beer will be $5. PorktoberQue enthusiasts may want to take advantage of the souvenir beer stein available to the first 200 patrons beginning Friday night. The dated ceramic stein with the PorktoberQue logo is a whopping 20 ounces, and is available for $25 which includes your first draft beer. Refills in the ceramic stein, or any previous year’s PorktoberQue stein, are just $4.75, a savings of nearly 30%. So not only do you get a great souvenir stein, but you can save on beer purchases at the event and for years to come!

The draft beers that we have ordered for PorktoberQue include:

Folklore Brewing (Dothan, Alabama) Oktoberfest 

Folklore Brewing (Dothan, Alabama) Goldenhawk (kolsch)

Goat Island Brewing (Cullman, Alabama) Colonel Festbier (marzen)

Goat Island Brewing (Cullman, Alabama) Hippieweisen (hefeweizen)

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest – Brauhaus Miltenberger Collaboration (This is a very limited edition beer, only brewed for Oktoberfest and not to be brewed again. Each year, Sierra Nevada partners with a different German brewer to explore the roots of Germany’s famous Oktoberfest beers. This year, they’ve collaborating with Germany’s Brauhaus Miltenberger, whose approach to the classic style has been long admired. The result is a festival beer true to their style—deep golden in color with deceptively rich malt flavor and balanced by traditional German-grown whole-cone hops.)

Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier- Straight from Munich, Germany 

Props Brewing (Fort Walton Beach, FL)- Oktoberfest Beer

 Omaha Brewery (Omaha, Georgia. Right across the river from Eufaula, Alabama)- Gnat Knocker (helles lager) and 762 (brown ale)

Additionally, in the 12 ounce cans, we anticipate having Folklore Brewery’s Grateful Red (red lager), Goat Island Brewery’s Richter’s PIls (pilsner) and for those not as big of fans of craft beer, there will be MIchelobe Ultra and Bud Light available. 

As inventory changes, there may be some additional beers available, and we hope to receive all we have ordered, though some substitutions are possible. We hope you’ll come and enjoy all the beers available at PorktoberQue this year!

World Food Championships Elite Qualifier #3 BACON

If your bacon is the bomb, enter this competition and you could be on your way to the World Food Championships in Orange Beach. One winner gets a “paid for” golden ticket into the opening round of the world’s largest food fight. Porktoberque is an elite qualifier for the World Food Championships!

Web site back up!

Thankfully we got the web site back up and working again! WHEW!  As teams sign up and judges registrations come in, we’re still actively seeking sponsors for all sponsorships! Call Kerry at 334-718-2416 or email kerry@themaineventweb.com if you would like information. Sponsorships start at $250 and include on-site event marketing opportunities as well as tickets and pre-event advertising! Sponsorship opportunities are only available for the next 60 days, and then pre-event advertising begins.

What’s Happening TODAY at PorktoberQue?

PorktoberQue gates open today, Saturday September 24 at 10am at the Houston County Farm Center located at 1701 E. Cottonwood Road in Dothan. You can pay at the gate, and it is $5 per person per day, with children 12 and under FREE!  Well-behaved pets on a leash are welcome as well.  TODAY IS THE EVAN BARBER & the DEAD GAMBLERS concert at 3:30 pm. Do not miss it! fullsizerender

The KIDS QUE kicks off today’s activities, The Ultimate Air Dogs are jumping, the beer will be cold, and there’s dozens of food and merchandise vendors on site. The Man Cave is open and the TV’s will have the SEC football games on them, the Corn Hole tournament kicks off today after lunch, and the BBQ Queens are selling whole butts and racks of ribs to go.  40 of the best competition BBQ teams will be competing today for $8,000.00 in prize money and awards. The Reptile Discovery Program is in the FestHaus and there’s live polka music ALL DAY LONG too!  Gates open from 10 AM- 6pm!

Here’s the entertainment schedule:
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Also, you may notice the “TBA” that is Saturday on the outside stage at noon. The Alabama Music Association is filling that slot with a bunch of artists who will each perform on or two songs. The list is as follows:

Kyle Brigham.……Award wining State(Alabama Music Association) and National(North America Country Music Association International)    Male/Traditional Country Artist
Vikki Latner.……..Award wining State(Alabama Music Association) and National (North America Country Music Association International) Female /Traditional Country Artist
Jimmy Harris…..Award Wining state(AMA) & National(NACMAI) male Traditional Country Artist 50+
 Nori Hendrix………Award Wining State Female Traditional Country Artist
Tucker Wilson….. Award Wining State  Youth Male Traditional Country Artist
Deanna Johnson….. Award Wining State and National Youth Female New Country ARtist
Avery Griffith…… Award Wining State Youth Female New Country Artist

*insider tip* there is almost NEVER a line and usually good parking outside of the large metal building we call the Fest Haus (it faces Publix and the Circle). You can walk in the back door of the building and buy your ticket and be right in the middle of the polka fun and avoid the lines! This is like it used to be in the “old” p’nut festival days.

Why are the Food Competitions at PorktoberQue a Big Deal?

We have a record number of competitors at PorktoberQue this year competing in the barbecue, steak and bacon categories. Each of these three competitions is a qualifier for the World Food Championships, and the barbecue competition is also a qualifier for the American Royal, Sonny’s Smokin’ Showdown, and also a qualifying draw for the 2017 Jack Daniels Invitational.

This means that our winners from PorktoberQue can advance to much larger competitions and compete for bigger prize pools. They can advance to nationally televised competitions, and compete on a world stage with legendary cooks as part of their reward.

For example, the World Food Championships, a televised cooking competition on the Destination America station, feature over $300,000.00 in prize money. Our winners in bacon, steak and barbecue will receive a paid-for Golden Ticket because PorktoberQue is an elite qualifier. To learn more about the World Food Championships, visit www.worldfoodchampionships.com 

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Entertainment Schedule for PorktoberQue

Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 11.12.52 AMAlso, you may notice the “TBA” that is Saturday on the outside stage at noon. The Alabama Music Association is filling that slot with a bunch of artists who will each perform on or two songs. The list is as follows:

Kyle Brigham.……Award wining State(Alabama Music Association) and National(North America Country Music Association International)    Male/Traditional Country Artist
Vikki Latner.……..Award wining State(Alabama Music Association) and National (North America Country Music Association International) Female /Traditional Country Artist
Jimmy Harris…..Award Wining state(AMA) & National(NACMAI) male Traditional Country Artist 50+
 Nori Hendrix………Award Wining State Female Traditional Country Artist
Tucker Wilson….. Award Wining State  Youth Male Traditional Country Artist
Deanna Johnson….. Award Wining State and National Youth Female New Country ARtist
Avery Griffith…… Award Wining State Youth Female New Country Artist
Mike Turner….  Award Wining State Male Traditional Country
Summer Waters…….Award Wining State  Youth Female New Country
Ryan Waters……….Award Wining State  Male New Country
Also, we have several gospel and praise bands lined up on Sunday, September 25th. We’ll get that list updated soon, but it includes
  • New Freedom Praise Band
  • Glory Revealed
  • Headland Female Gospel Chorus
  • Allison & Tabitha     Award wining state and national  New Gospel Duo of the Year
  • Avery Griffith          New Gospel Artists
  • Mike Turner           Gospel Artist
  • Albert Waters       Gospel Artist
  • Summer Waters   Youth New Gospel

2016 PorktoberQue in Progress!

We’ve got the sponsor brochures and team entry forms updated, and have already accepted a couple dozen vendor forms for the event. We’ve got one polka band booked and are talking to a couple of others at this time, so the planning for PorktoberQue is underway!

If you are interested in being a sponsor, competitor or vendor please give us a call at 334-699-1475. PorktoberQue is Dothan, Alabama’s Oktoberfest and barbecue festival held the last weekend of September each year. This year, PorktoberQue is on September 23 and 24… and maybe also the 25th. Stay tuned!
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Thank you!

Thank you for another great PorktoberQue! Folks have been wondering who won the barbecue competitions and here’s some of the winners listed below. Also, the People’s Choice winner was entry #2, Poverty Hill smokers.  The Bean Competition winner was Kevin and Dee Ann Ven Der Schaaf and the Wurst Cook winner was Don Johnson.

Grand Champion: RANCH HOUSE KITCHEN
Reserve Champion: BITE MY BUTT BBQ

Overall
1 RANCH HOUSE KITCHEN 688.5716
2 BITE MY BUTT BBQ 686.2056
3 POVERTY HILL SMOKERS 685.6572
4 Rooster Sunday 685.6224
5 Q-FUSED BBQ TEAM 682.1828
6 DOUBLE DUECE SMOKIN BBQ 678.2400
7 Bo’s Bodacious BBQ 677.6000
8 GRANDPA’S PRIDE BBQ 675.9088
9 COOKS PORTABLE SMOKEHOUSE 674.1828
10 Poolside BBQ 672.5484
11 Pit Posse 670.8232
12 BIG DADDY Q – FL 665.5540
13 WINK’S BARBEQUE 664.4112
14 HAULIN’ BUTT BBQ 660.9712
15 McDeese 656.5712
16 BUTT FACE BBQ 655.3716
17 Open Gate BBQ 655.3716
18 DOUBLE D PLEASURE SMOKERS 645.5888
19 E.T.’S BBQ 641.6000
20 I Go Low and Slow BBQ Team 641.5768
21 BACKYARD BISTRO 638.8916
22 OVER THE TOP BBQ 638.7428
23 Alpha Q 632.3428
24 FUNNY FARM BBQ 624.4112
25 3 Hills BBQ 621.0516
26 Lost Cause BBQ 619.4060
Chicken
1 DOUBLE DUECE SMOKIN BBQ 178.8800
2 RANCH HOUSE KITCHEN 178.8800
3 BITE MY BUTT BBQ 176.5600
4 GRANDPA’S PRIDE BBQ 174.2972
5 COOKS PORTABLE SMOKEHOUSE 174.2628
6 BACKYARD BISTRO 172.6172
7 DOUBLE D PLEASURE SMOKERS 171.9884
8 BUTT FACE BBQ 171.9772
9 POVERTY HILL SMOKERS 171.4284
10 Rooster Sunday 171.4056
11 McDeese 170.2972
12 Q-FUSED BBQ TEAM 169.6800
13 BIG DADDY Q – FL 166.2628
14 Lost Cause BBQ 165.1544
15 FUNNY FARM BBQ 165.1200
16 Pit Posse 165.1200
17 Open Gate BBQ 165.1084
18 Bo’s Bodacious BBQ 165.0856
19 Alpha Q 163.3828
20 HAULIN’ BUTT BBQ 162.8228
21 Poolside BBQ 162.2284
22 I Go Low and Slow BBQ Team 159.3940
23 3 Hills BBQ 157.6800
24 WINK’S BARBEQUE 156.5028
25 OVER THE TOP BBQ 154.8572
26 E.T.’S BBQ 151.3600
Pork Ribs
1 Bo’s Bodacious BBQ 177.7144
2 BITE MY BUTT BBQ 176.0228
3 Rooster Sunday 176.0228
4 Q-FUSED BBQ TEAM 174.8456
5 DOUBLE DUECE SMOKIN BBQ 173.1200
6 POVERTY HILL SMOKERS 171.4288
7 Poolside BBQ 170.8800
8 RANCH HOUSE KITCHEN 170.2628
9 3 Hills BBQ 169.7028
10 E.T.’S BBQ 169.1428
11 BIG DADDY Q – FL 165.6800
12 WINK’S BARBEQUE 165.6800
13 BUTT FACE BBQ 165.1200
14 Pit Posse 164.5488
15 GRANDPA’S PRIDE BBQ 163.4060
16 Open Gate BBQ 163.4060
17 I Go Low and Slow BBQ Team 160.5600
18 COOKS PORTABLE SMOKEHOUSE 159.9544
19 Alpha Q 158.2516
20 FUNNY FARM BBQ 154.2400
21 HAULIN’ BUTT BBQ 154.2056
22 DOUBLE D PLEASURE SMOKERS 153.7144
23 McDeese 151.4056
24 BACKYARD BISTRO 148.5372
25 OVER THE TOP BBQ 147.9200
26 Lost Cause BBQ 142.2972
Pork
1 RANCH HOUSE KITCHEN 174.8572
2 Pit Posse 174.3200
3 Rooster Sunday 174.2628
4 Q-FUSED BBQ TEAM 173.1200
5 DOUBLE DUECE SMOKIN BBQ 172.0000
6 COOKS PORTABLE SMOKEHOUSE 171.9656
7 GRANDPA’S PRIDE BBQ 171.9656
8 Open Gate BBQ 171.4400
9 WINK’S BARBEQUE 171.4056
10 HAULIN’ BUTT BBQ 169.6800
11 BACKYARD BISTRO 167.4400
12 POVERTY HILL SMOKERS 167.3944
13 McDeese 166.8800
14 BITE MY BUTT BBQ 166.2400
15 Poolside BBQ 165.1428
16 I Go Low and Slow BBQ Team 165.0972
17 OVER THE TOP BBQ 164.5600
18 BIG DADDY Q – FL 162.7884
19 Bo’s Bodacious BBQ 162.2400
20 DOUBLE D PLEASURE SMOKERS 161.6572
21 BUTT FACE BBQ 161.1428
22 E.T.’S BBQ 158.2628
23 Lost Cause BBQ 155.4172
24 Alpha Q 153.0628
25 3 Hills BBQ 152.5600
26 FUNNY FARM BBQ 147.3484
Brisket
1 POVERTY HILL SMOKERS 175.4056
2 Poolside BBQ 174.2972
3 HAULIN’ BUTT BBQ 174.2628
4 Bo’s Bodacious BBQ 172.5600
5 OVER THE TOP BBQ 171.4056
6 WINK’S BARBEQUE 170.8228
7 BIG DADDY Q – FL 170.8228
8 COOKS PORTABLE SMOKEHOUSE 168.0000
9 McDeese 167.9884
10 BITE MY BUTT BBQ 167.3828
11 Pit Posse 166.8344
12 GRANDPA’S PRIDE BBQ 166.2400
13 RANCH HOUSE KITCHEN 164.5716
14 Q-FUSED BBQ TEAM 164.5372
15 Rooster Sunday 163.9312
16 E.T.’S BBQ 162.8344
17 DOUBLE D PLEASURE SMOKERS 158.2288
18 FUNNY FARM BBQ 157.7028
19 Alpha Q 157.6456
20 BUTT FACE BBQ 157.1316
21 Lost Cause BBQ 156.5372
22 I Go Low and Slow BBQ Team 156.5256
23 Open Gate BBQ 155.4172
24 DOUBLE DUECE SMOKIN BBQ 154.2400
25 BACKYARD BISTRO 150.2972
26 3 Hills BBQ 141.1088