Don’t Miss the Ultimate Air Dogs at PorktoberQue!

Ever seen a dog fly? The Ultimate Air Dogs make it a regular habit to fly, leap and sail to new heights and unimaginable distances. If you’ve never seen these dogs and their humans interacting and competing in the Ultimate Air Dog Challenge, you are in luck because they are coming to Dothan September 25-26 for PorktoberQue.

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Want to register your dog, or see the jumping schedule? Click here: http://www.ultimateairdogs.com/event-info/2015/porktoberque2.html

Ultimate Air Dogs, the premier dock jumping organization in the country, was started in Ultimate Air Dogs, the premier dock jumping organization in the country, was started in 2005 by former Detroit Tigers pitcher Milt Wilcox and his son Brian.

Dogs are divided up into divisions according to the distance they can jump. Dogs can be any breed or mix and any size as long as they can swim. A handler will throw the toy into the pool and the dog runs and jumps to catch it. Distance is measured and awards are given. Ultimate Air Dogs has become popular because of the down to earth attitude, the grass-roots background and the ability to make every competitor feel welcome.

Ultimate Air Dogs are going to have a competition at PorktoberQue in Dothan on September 25-26 thanks to the generosity and support of the Lucky Dog Sports Club of the Wiregrass and their sponsors who have made this event possible.

Every dog is welcome to sign up for the competition or practice which will introduce your dog to dock jumping, and can do so by registering online at the Ultimate Air Dogs webpage or on site the day of the competition.

It is free to watch the Ultimate Air Dogs dock diving competition, and there will be some seating available near their pool. Spectators may want to bring a lawn chair to ensure they have a seat, though many prefer to stand to see all the activity. The Ultimate Air Dogs competition will be held parallel to the cattle barn at the Houston County Farm Center, near the East entrance to the German-themed Biergarten. PorktoberQue runs from 5-10 pm on Friday September 25 and from 10-6 pm on Saturday September 26 and is an Oktoberfest celebration and barbecue competition that is fun for the whole family. To learn more about the festival visit www.PorktoberQue.com or call (334) 699-1475.

Today’s The Last Day

Today is the deadline for you to enter the Corn hole Tournament at PorktoberQue at the discounted rate. If you enter the Corn Hole Tournament today, you not only get to play bean bag toss in the center of the festival but you also get four tickets in. Entrants can come in Friday the 25th and practice and then compete on Saturday at 3pm. The entry fee- thorough today – is just $20 and includes 4 tickets in the gate (that’s worth $16). You can turn your form in either in person, or get it post marked TODAY to get the discount.

You can also sign up the day of the event, but it is $25 and doesn’t include admission to the festival. If you have any questions call 334-699-1475.

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Interested in Who is Competing in the KCBS BBQ Competition?

Contestants are entering almost daily, and the list of people competing in the $8,000 KCBS barbecue competition are on our web site, if you want to check it out. Visit http://porktoberque.com/kcbs-competition/confirmed-competitors/ and see who the teams are, and were they are from! Some of our more interesting competitors are:

Haulin’ Butt BBQ– What do you get when you take a race car driver and turn him into a competitive BBQ team? Haulin’ Butt. 

ET’s BBQ– They say it’s out of this world and you can even buy a plate and judge for yourself! This competition team from South Florida travels 8 hours to be in Dothan to compete, and they also vend BBQ for hungry festival patrons!  

Q-Fused from Tallahassee, FL. These guys came to Dothan to compete in the backyard division in 2010 and won the whole thing. They moved up to the pro level and have been scoring good ever since against major teams from around the country. They might be the “underdogs” but will lightning strike twice for them? 

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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Mark your calendars for 2015

The 2015 PorktoberQue will be held on Friday September 25 and Saturday September 26 at the Houston County Farm Center in Dothan, AL. Entry forms for teams and judges applications will soon be available here so please check back. PorktoberQue is Alabama’s Oktoberfest and sanctioned KCBS barbecue competition held the last weekend in October (the traditional weekend to celebrate Oktoberfest)

Saturday PorktoberQue Activities

PorktoberQue is open today from 10-6 and there’s a lot to see and do! The Ultimate Air Dogs are jumping all day, the car show is from 10-3, the barbecue competition is until 5:30 pm and there is live music on 2 stages! You can buy your tickets at the door- just $3 per person and children 6 and under are free. It’s also free for well-behaved pets on a leash and for people wearing Lederhosen or a dirndl.

The Cornhole Tournament is today at 3pm and the TV’s will be going in the Man Cave all day. The pet parade is at 11 and Ultimate Air Dogs jumping is all day. The NHS vs DHS hot wing eating contest is at 2pm today.

In the Festhaus on the Biergarten Stage you will hear The Polka Dots of Dothan and later in the day, Beatrice Fulghum playing polka music for your enjoyment. The Reptile Discovery program is also on that stage, and the free Polka Dancing lessons are at 12:30 in the Festhaus.

Outside we have great music lined up. Here’s the list and a little about the bands:

10:00- Karen Searcy- Karen has a wonderful voice that she loves to share with her community and others. Whether at a festival, church or in the shower, she’s always singing! Though she finds her peace and joy in singing Christian music and church songs, she is equally at home singing contemporary and classic songs.

?11-12- RPM- Parts of this band were formerly known as the MudCats (among a few other things). This band has put together some of the finest musicians in the Tri-State Area, and will rock your face off. They have a combined gazillion years of experience and have one of the best sounds in the area.

12: 15 -1pm Halie Long is an acoustic singer songwriter who loves performing in front of energetic crowds. Her wonderful and soulful sound lends itself making cover songs her own, while entertaining the crowd. 

1:25-2:20 Sweet Honey Hospitality- Sweet Honey Hospitality is an acoustic singer/songwriter band. This high energy string band is brought to you by the letter “M” from Mason, Maggie, Mike, and Malinda. Sweet Honey Hospitality pays homage to Americana, Bluegrass, and Classic Country. You can hear them cover songs from Gangsta Rap to Bluegrass as well as originals. Sweet Honey Hospitality plays the music that speaks to their souls all while just having a good ole time.

2:30- Kids Que Awards on the Main Stage (Not sure if Academy bringing in someone to MC- maybe JB can be on standby to mc the awards?

3- 3:45 Raquel Lily- Raquel Lily was born in the Philippines, raised in New York, studied in Florida and Michigan, graduated in California, and currently living in Alabama; her eclectic background mirrors her unique pursuit to music.lily

Fred Mohns grew up in Birmingham and played guitar, bass and sang in various music groups.  After graduating from UA, he moved to California to better develop his musical talents. After recording a number of his own projects at Weston House Recording, he began to assist the studio with various promotional projects,  including the one that brought in the singing talents of Raquel Lily.  They quickly began work on many other musical projects  together. After returning to Birmingham with Raquel in 2013, Fred has worked full time producing, engineering, mastering her work.

Coleton Phillips joined the duo in 2014 as a percussionist. He developed his talents while playing for multiple Big Band/Jazz groups.  Over the last few years, Coleton further expanded his musical prowess playing in piano rock/ pop groups in Nashville. He has since moved back to the Birmingham area, devoting his time to playing shows and recording with Raquel Lily.

4:15- 5:30 Play for Funsies- Better known as a children’s music group, Play For Funsies is used to entertaining fans of all ages.  P4F will bring out the inner child in you.  Listening to Play For Funsies will make all of your wildest dreams come true….sort of.  They will be bringing the island beat with a twist and playing ska covers from bands like Save Ferris, Let’s Go Bowling, and Reel Big Fish.  If you are a child of the 90’s you may be familiar with some of their tunes, but either way Play For Funsies will make you want to get out of your seat and dance. funsies

BBQ Awards on Main Stage at 5:30 hosted by State Representative Paul Lee.

Kids Que Now FULL

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.

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Registration Now Open For Ultimate Air Dogs Competition

We’ve been telling you about the Ultimate Air Dogs Competition scheduled for Friday, September 26,  and Saturday, September 27, of PorktoberQue. This is the dock diving sport that dogs love! It’s free for spectators to watch and should be great entertainment outside the Festhaus at PorktoberQue.

For pet owners who want to try the sport or compete, you can now sign up online. (Go to the site here: http://www.ultimateairdogs.com/event-info/2014/porktoberque.html ) It is limited ini how many can compete so if you are interested please sign up as soon as possible. After you register, information will be sent to you regarding special parking areas designated for the Ultimate Air Dog competitors.

PorktoberQue is Alabama’s favorite sanctioned KCBS barbecue competition and Oktoberfest. It is a pet-friendly event in Dothan, Alabama at the Houston County Farm Center. More information is available at (334) 699-1475

Can Your Kid Cook a Steak?

PorktoberQue may be the only place in Dothan where a kid aged 8-18 can turn a $10 bill into $29.99 worth of goods PLUS have a chance at winning another $50 on top of that. Academy Sports+Outdoors Kids Que is giving kids a chance to win by showing off their steak grilling skills on Saturday September 27th at the Houston County Farm Center in Dothan. Limited to the first 50 kids to enter, each contestant receives a grill they can keep, charcoal for the competition and 2 steaks to grill (thank you to Fatbacks of Dothan for providing the steaks!)
Contestants only need to turn in one steak (and can eat the other) for the competition and there’s prizes in each of the two age groups. Entry forms can be downloaded below, or call (334) 699-1475 and we will mail you one. Many thanks to Academy Sports+Outdoors for sponsoring this competition and to Fatbacks for donating the steaks to be grilled.  Also, look for in-store promotions at Academy to get free grilling lessons and learn how to cook in the weeks before PorktoberQue!

Download the Academy Sports+Outdoors Kids Que Rules Sheet

Download the Academy Sports+Outdoors Kids Que Entry Form

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