Now in it’s third year, PorktoberQue continues to grow and flourish in Dothan, Alabama. The event, a sanctioned barbecue competition and Oktoberfest celebration, takes place the last weekend of September at the Houston County Farm Center. This year’s PorktoberQue will be on Friday September 26 from 5-10pm and Saturday September 27 from 10-6.
The barbecue cook off is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and has teams competing in four meat categories: chicken, ribs, pork shoulder (Boston Butt) and beef brisket. This year’s prize pool has been increased by 50% over previous years to $7,500.00 in prize money.
Teams can enter the competition for $275 entry fee, which includes their camping fee, electricity and water for the weekend. Returning teams who have competed in previous PorktoberQues can receive a discount. The barbecue competition has been recognized by the KCBS as a State Championship, meaning the winner gets to advance to the American Royal Invitational and also gets a draw into The Jack.
Besides the barbecue competition, there are many Oktoberfest themed activities for spectators to enjoy, including a Biergarten with polka music, bratwursts and of course beer. For the football fans, there will be a man cave complete with satellite TV and several televisions playing throughout the weekend. There is live music as well, a car show, and activities and inflatables for the kids to enjoy.
Admission as a spectator to the event is just $3 (children 6 and under are free) and proceeds benefit the Regional Land Water Rescue and help cover the expense of the Houston County Farm Center. Several sponsors have stepped in to ensure this will be the biggest and best PorktoberQue ever. Special thanks to Mike Schmitz Automotive Group, Sam Adams Oktoberfest Beer, Tuffy Automotive, Five Star Credit Union, Navy Federal Credit Union, and Buffalo Rock Pepsi. There will be many more sponsors in the coming days, but special thanks to the ones who signed up this early.
For information on becoming a sponsor, barbecue competitor or vendor, please visit www.PorktoberQue.com or call The Main Event at (334) 699-1475