Exciting New Format for Competition Cook Teams in 2017

We are very pleased to have a dual sanctioned competition for our barbecue cook teams in 2017. The Friday-Saturday portion will be KCBS sanctioned and the Saturday-Sunday portion will be FBA sanctioned. We will also have a KCBS backyard competition on Saturday (back yard teams don’t have to cook brisket) and each of the two competitions will have $10,000 in prize money (total of $20,000 for the weekend). There will be at least one ancillary on Friday night, possibly an additional one on Saturday night if there’s interest. Space will be limited, and pro teams paying for both competitions get first pick on the “good” spots. You may also just enter one of the contests if you prefer. We are also members of the Alabama BBQ Association, too, and points will be awarded for both pro and backyard teams who are ABA members.

The paper entry forms are getting drawn up right now. If you prefer to pay with a credit card online, you can use the link/box below. Eventbrite charges a fee to process credit cards, so it will be a little less if you pay with a check. More details coming soon!

Competition BBQ Teams map- updated

Here is the map so far for the teams for PorktoberQue (The food vendors in that section are also shown; a couple are also competition teams.)  If your team would like a specific spot and it hasn’t already been taken, let us know what spot you’d like either by calling us or by indicating the space number you’d like on your form. If you call or email is to let us know the spot you’d like, we’ll pencil it in, but spot assignment is pending payment. If someone shows up with money while we’re holding it, regrettably, you could loose your preferred spot. Spots that we are holding pending payment are generally indicated by an asterisk *.

PorktoberQue is a KCBS sanctioned bbq competition for professional barbecue teams, and it is held the last weekend of September, the traditional weekend for an Oktoberfest. For information, 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? 

PorktoberQue to Help Feed Homeless and Needy

The Kansas City Barbeque Society is pleased to announce the 100KCBS Meals Mission to help feed the homeless and hungry throughout America with 100,000 BBQ Meals this year. By working with and mobilizing BBQ lovers across the country, from volunteers and attendees to teams at sanctioned events, KCBS will be purchasing Boston pork butts for participating teams at select events to assist in the collection of food in order to make this charitable effort possible. PorktoberQue, in Dothan, Alabama is again participating in this noble mission.

Nearly 15 percent of all US households, roughly 49 million people, struggle to put food on the table. More than 1 in 5 children in the United States live below the poverty line. Though Love in Action Ministries, PorktoberQue will be able to provide hundreds of meals by donating freshly cooked Boston Butts to local residents in need. The cook teams participating in PorktoberQue will be cooking an extra butt for Love in Action to distribute.

Who exactly are the folks at Love In Action International Ministries?

Mission Statement: To proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through acts of compassion and making disciples in accordance to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ found in Matthew 28:18-20.

How do they accomplish their mission?

  • In Dothan, Alabama:
  • Provide needs for the homeless – Bible study, food, showers, laundry services, hygiene, clothes.
  • Providing needs for the most needy in Dothan – Bible study, food, hygiene and clothes.
  • Free health care services for the homeless, women from the House of Ruth and men and women from Houston County Community Corrections. Doctors, nurses, dentists, podiatrists, pharmacists and other medical professionals volunteer their time to help the neediest in our community.
  • Outreaches such as our Dothan Bus Station Outreach where we provide prayer and a bagged meal the passengers and drivers can take with them.
  • Outreaches such as our Thanksgiving Day where we provide 300-plus meals to the homeless and needy.
  • Our newest outreach ministry is our mobile food kitchen. We are now able to go to the people and provide a fresh, hot meal for the homeless and for needy children and adults. This is the ministry in particular that the cooked butts from PorktoberQue help the most. 
  • Human trafficking awareness campaign and outreaches. Human trafficking happens in our hometown of Dothan, Alabama, and we bring awareness through sharing with local churches, youth groups, schools and civic clubs. We work with the Dothan Police Department, Houston County Sheriff Department and the FBI. We are bringing training to local law enforcement in January 2015. We do outreaches to local strip clubs to reach the women. That is often a big step into the human trafficking industry. We work with national organizations such as Truckers Against Trafficking. We also rescue women from the streets.

Besides helping Love in Action Ministries, PorktoberQue supports over a dozen other non-profits, two local school and several programs within the schools (Cross Country, JRROTC) and other civic groups and churches. PorktoberQue strives to help as many other organizations in the community as possible, since it is entirely funded and supported by the community.  Your attendance at PorktoberQue is more than just a great party- it helps hundreds …. maybe even thousands… of others in the Wiregrass!

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)

Winner Winner, BBQ Dinner

We had several requests for the winners to be posted, so here goes!

People’s Choice— #6, Forrest’s Fine Foods

Grand Champion: SOUTH PORK
Reserve Champion: HAULIN’ BUTT BBQ

Overall
1 SOUTH PORK 685.6800
2 HAULIN’ BUTT BBQ 682.8116
3 The Specialists 678.8112
4 Stump Broke BBQ 677.1656
5 THE LOONEY PIT 675.4284
6 Rooster Sunday 675.3028
7 SMOKIN ON THE ROOF 669.0744
8 FORREST’S FINE FOODS 668.4912
9 DOUBLE DUECE SMOKIN BBQ 666.2168
10 JOBEAZ BLAZIN’ BUTTS AND WINGS 665.0284
11 POVERTY HILL SMOKERS 664.4684
12 Pleasant Ridge BBQ Team 659.8284
13 Poolside BBQ 650.9028
14 Smokin Gunz BBQ 650.6972
15 COOKS PORTABLE SMOKEHOUSE 649.0740
16 ET,S BBQ 647.8744
17 Hot J BBQ 645.5884
18 ALABAMA RED EYED SMOKERS 645.5200
19 SHORT BUS COOKERS 644.4684
20 NAHEOLA PRIDE COOKING TEAM 639.3596
21 GRANDPA’S PRIDE BBQ 628.3888
22 BUTT FACE BBQ 626.8344
23 RANCH HOUSE KITCHEN 626.2060
24 Loan Star Bar B Que 621.1432
25 The Guild of Calamitous Smokers 618.7428
26 JB’S BBQ 613.5312
27 Divine Swine 597.5200
28 Hookers and Hogs 586.2400
29 I Go Low and Slow 496.4800
Chicken
1 THE LOONEY PIT 174.8456
2 DOUBLE DUECE SMOKIN BBQ 174.8456
3 SOUTH PORK 174.2628
4 SHORT BUS COOKERS 173.7256
5 SMOKIN ON THE ROOF 171.9772
6 Poolside BBQ 170.8456
7 JOBEAZ BLAZIN’ BUTTS AND WINGS 169.1200
8 HAULIN’ BUTT BBQ 168.5600
9 The Guild of Calamitous Smokers 168.5600
10 The Specialists 168.5256
11 Hot J BBQ 167.9884
12 POVERTY HILL SMOKERS 167.9656
13 BUTT FACE BBQ 166.2972
14 STUMP BROKE BBQ 165.1312
15 ALABAMA RED EYED SMOKERS 163.9428
16 JB’S BBQ 163.3828
17 Rooster Sunday 163.3828
18 GRANDPA’S PRIDE BBQ 162.8228
19 Loan Star Bar B Que 162.3200
20 Pleasant Ridge BBQ Team 161.6684
21 FORREST’S FINE FOODS 159.9312
22 NAHEOLA PRIDE COOKING TEAM 158.2628
23 I Go Low and Slow 157.0972
24 Smokin Gunz BBQ 157.0744
25 COOKS PORTABLE SMOKEHOUSE 155.9656
26 ET,S BBQ 155.4288
27 Hookers and Hogs 152.5716
28 Divine Swine 152.5600
29 RANCH HOUSE KITCHEN 151.9544
Pork Ribs
1 Stump Broke BBQ 176.6172
2 JOBEAZ BLAZIN’ BUTTS AND WINGS 176.0000
3 FORREST’S FINE FOODS 175.4172
4 Rooster Sunday 168.5372
5 POVERTY HILL SMOKERS 167.9772
6 SMOKIN ON THE ROOF 166.8228
7 THE LOONEY PIT 166.2972
8 NAHEOLA PRIDE COOKING TEAM 166.2856
9 HAULIN’ BUTT BBQ 165.6916
10 SOUTH PORK 164.5600
11 DOUBLE DUECE SMOKIN BBQ 163.9772
12 Hot J BBQ 163.9544
13 Pleasant Ridge BBQ Team 163.9544
14 RANCH HOUSE KITCHEN 163.4172
15 The Specialists 162.8572
16 Smokin Gunz BBQ 162.2400
17 Poolside BBQ 161.1656
18 COOKS PORTABLE SMOKEHOUSE 161.1200
19 ALABAMA RED EYED SMOKERS 159.9544
20 ET,S BBQ 159.9428
21 JB’S BBQ 158.8800
22 SHORT BUS COOKERS 155.3944
23 Divine Swine 155.3484
24 Loan Star Bar B Que 153.1088
25 BUTT FACE BBQ 151.4172
26 The Guild of Calamitous Smokers 149.1544
27 GRANDPA’S PRIDE BBQ 147.9432
28 Hookers and Hogs 143.9772
29 I Go Low and Slow 20.0000
Pork
1 Smokin Gunz BBQ 175.4400
2 Rooster Sunday 173.1200
3 The Specialists 171.9884
4 HAULIN’ BUTT BBQ 171.9772
5 POVERTY HILL SMOKERS 170.8572
6 ET,S BBQ 170.2628
7 ALABAMA RED EYED SMOKERS 170.2628
8 SOUTH PORK 169.1200
9 Poolside BBQ 168.6172
10 COOKS PORTABLE SMOKEHOUSE 168.5600
11 SMOKIN ON THE ROOF 167.4172
12 STUMP BROKE BBQ 167.4056
13 THE LOONEY PIT 166.2972
14 GRANDPA’S PRIDE BBQ 165.7028
15 FORREST’S FINE FOODS 165.1656
16 RANCH HOUSE KITCHEN 165.1544
17 Pleasant Ridge BBQ Team 164.5372
18 SHORT BUS COOKERS 164.5256
19 Loan Star Bar B Que 164.0344
20 NAHEOLA PRIDE COOKING TEAM 162.8456
21 Hot J BBQ 162.2512
22 DOUBLE DUECE SMOKIN BBQ 161.6912
23 JOBEAZ BLAZIN’ BUTTS AND WINGS 159.9312
24 I Go Low and Slow 154.2628
25 The Guild of Calamitous Smokers 153.6684
26 JB’S BBQ 153.0856
27 BUTT FACE BBQ 150.2856
28 Divine Swine 144.5144
29 Hookers and Hogs 139.3828
Brisket
1 SOUTH PORK 177.7372
2 HAULIN’ BUTT BBQ 176.5828
3 The Specialists 175.4400
4 Rooster Sunday 170.2628
5 Pleasant Ridge BBQ Team 169.6684
6 STUMP BROKE BBQ 168.0116
7 THE LOONEY PIT 167.9884
8 FORREST’S FINE FOODS 167.9772
9 DOUBLE DUECE SMOKIN BBQ 165.7028
10 I Go Low and Slow 165.1200
11 COOKS PORTABLE SMOKEHOUSE 163.4284
12 SMOKIN ON THE ROOF 162.8572
13 ET,S BBQ 162.2400
14 JOBEAZ BLAZIN’ BUTTS AND WINGS 159.9772
15 BUTT FACE BBQ 158.8344
16 POVERTY HILL SMOKERS 157.6684
17 Smokin Gunz BBQ 155.9428
18 NAHEOLA PRIDE COOKING TEAM 151.9656
19 GRANDPA’S PRIDE BBQ 151.9200
20 Hot J BBQ 151.3944
21 ALABAMA RED EYED SMOKERS 151.3600
22 SHORT BUS COOKERS 150.8228
23 Hookers and Hogs 150.3084
24 Poolside BBQ 150.2744
25 The Guild of Calamitous Smokers 147.3600
26 RANCH HOUSE KITCHEN 145.6800
27 Divine Swine 145.0972
28 Loan Star Bar B Que 141.6800
29 JB’S BBQ 138.1828

Blue Line Support Services to Sponsor event

The Blue Line Support Services group will be a sponsor of PorktoberQue, in an effort to raise awareness in the community, and fundraise for their organization. The Blue Line Support Services provides assistance for police department personnel when needed in the case of training and court resources.

Blue Line Support, when asked what services they provide our law enforcement, stated,

“We have found that many police agencies are unable to provide funds for in-service training for their officers or purchase the equipment that would make the law enforcement task more effective or less hazardous. Things such as bulletproof vests, tasers, cameras or portable breath test instruments increase the safety and efficiency of the job. Our purpose is to provide grants to law-enforcement agencies for that in-service training or equipment.  

We generate the necessary funds for our grant projects by appealing to the business community and individuals for donations”

Click on their logo to go to their web site to learn more about their organization, or visit their booth at PorktoberQue September 27-28, 2013.

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The Beans debut gig is at PorktoberQue

Normally performance groups aren’t greeted with the following sentence, ” Aren’t you just the cutest!” But on Saturday October 6th at 1:00 pm you’ll be tempted to utter just that as The Beans take the stage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PorktoberQue bloggers asked each of the Beans to share a little about themselves for this post and here’s the scoop on Dothan’s most adorable singing group!

The Beans is four girl singing group, Emma, Mary, Belle & Ella!
Isabelle 

Isabelle is nine years in the fourth grade. She is very energetic and loves to dance. She has been in two PRJ camps.
Mary 
Mary is 10 years old and loves to sing and enjoys being outside.
Ella 
Ella is 8 years old and loves singing and dancing. Also, she loves to write and play with her doll, Kit.
Emma 
Emma is 11 years old.  She enjoy dancing and singing. She has a dog named Zeus!
They plan to sing the following selections:

Perfect by Pink

Price Tag by Jessie J

Rolling in the Deep by Adele

Mean Girls by Rachel Crow

Take a Bow (Rihanna)

Make plans to be out at PorktoberQue on Saturday October 6th to support The Beans and music in our youth. You’re sure to leave with a smile on your face!