One of the more fun areas of PorktoberQue is the Man Cave, sponsored this year by MIke Schmitz Automotive group. In the Man Cave, you can find a place to grab a seat, enjoy your lunch, and watch sports (SEC football!) on the 4 TV’s we have in the tent. Since the Farm Center doesn’t have a TV service provider already, we rely on Dish Network to help us get a good signal for the TV’s. We use Ronnie at Electronics Unlimited in Ozark to wire up all the TV’s and help us get the good games on the TV’s. Electronics Unlimited is located at 879 Andrews Ave in Ozark and you can call him at 334-445-0993 if you are interested in learning how you too can have crystal clear satellite TV in your house! He will also be set up at PorktoberQue and will be offering special deals to new subscribers. Stop by and see what he can do for you!
PorktoberQue is Dothan’s Oktoberfest, held at the Houston County Farm Center the last weekend of September. This year it’s September 23-25 (three days long!) and features polka music, beer, ultimate air dogs dock diving competition, barbecue competition, steak cook off, bacon recipe competition, car show, vendors, food, outside stage, inside Festhaus, kids cook off and more.
We’ve given away 12 tickets to PorktoberQue already through our weekly drawings. PorktoberQue is Dothan’s Oktoberfest, September 23-25, 2016 at the Houston County Farm Center in Dothan, Alabama. Congratulations to last week’s winner, Damien B. who got 4 general admission tickets to PorktoberQue. Here’s the link to the new drawing: click here to enter
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
We love PorktoberQue, and hope you do, too. We’ve gotten 100 tickets to give away in the 2 1/2 months between now and PorktoberQue, September 23-25, so we figured we’d better hurry up and start giving them away! This week, we are giving away 4 tickets. They are good for 4 people on either Friday or Saturday, or 2 people to come each Friday and Saturday… and here’s the bonus… save your ticket stubs from either day and you can get in free on Sunday! You can enter by clicking the link here:
Or visit Our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PorktoberQue/ and click on the GIVEAWAY tab. Also, if you would be so kind as to share this info with your friends we would appreciate it!
Happy 4th of July to all!
Cornhole (also known as dummy boards, bean bag toss, dadhole, doghouse, Baggo or Bags) is an American lawn game in which players take turns throwing bags of corn (or bean bags) at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point. Play continues until a team or player reaches the score of 21.
Sounds easy enough, right? Try your luck and form a two-person corn hole team to compete against others at PorktoberQue. Your $20 entry fee gets you 4 tickets in (a $20 value) and signs you up to compete. All of the $20 registration fee goest to support the NHS Girls Soccer program, which recently went to the state championship in 2016, the first group to go in 15 years of the school’s program.
Your tickets get your 2-person team in the gate Friday night to practice between 6-9 on the boards, and then gets you back in on Saturday to compete. The tournament begins at 2pm. (Your ticket can even get you back in on Sunday to see the finals of the Ultimate Air Dogs championships!) Winners get trophies, bragging rights and other goodies.
For questions on the Corn Hole tournament please call 334-794-3179
Today, Saturday, September 26th the gates to the Houston County Farm Center are open from 10am until 7pm! You can buy your tickets at the door- just $4 per person and people in lederhosen get in free! Kids 6 and under are also free. Well behaved pets on a leash also welcome. Many thanks to MIke Schmitz Automotive Group for their sponsorship and assistance in helping us put this event on.
There are lots of great events happening today, including:
KCBS Barbecue competition all morning and afternoon. Several teams and vendors will have barbecue for sale, too.
Kids Que pork chop grilling competition from 9:30-11. Awards at 1:55 on the stage.
Classic and antique car show -registration for classic cars from 8-11 and the show for spectators is from 10-3 with awards at 3:00
Pet A Pig- visit the pig petting booth near the barns and pet a pig for free, courtesy of Over the Top BBQ and the Miss BBQ Queens
People’s Choice tasting tent opens at 11:00 For a donation to the NHS Cross Country Program, sample all the barbecue you want and vote for the best!
Cornhole tournament at 3pm
The air-conditioned Fest Haus is open from 10 -7 tonight. Inside it will be live polka music, dancing, shopping with vendors and the Sam Adams Octoberfest-style beer. There are also food vendors in here including bratwursts and bavarian-style pretzels.
Boat and RV show open 10-6
The Reptile Discovery Program will have shows today at 11:30, 1:30 and 3:45 with meet and greets afterward inside the air-conditioned Fest Haus
The free bounce houses for kids will be open from 10-5
The Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Diving Competition will begin tonight at 10:00 and continue until it is over, approximately 5:30 pm
The Man Cave will have TV’s going all day, powered by DISH. The Man Cave is a great spot to sit, eat dinner and have a drink, too.
Polka music all day inside the Fest Haus
The outside stage has entertainment just about all day:
Karen Searcy (10:00)
Beverlye Magnet 8th grade show choir (10:45) Kristan Mikala (11:30)
84 West Band (12:30)
PRESENTATION OF THE KIDS QUE AWARDS 1:55 Sean Nelson (2:10)
Pure and Simple Bluegrass 3:30 until 5:30
ON Saturday, September 26 throughout the day you can come to the KMX booth (along the fence between the barbecue part of the festival and the car show) and play games for prizes. Best of all, it’s FREE to play! We’ll update the games as we get more details, but so far we have the following free games to play:
BOWL YOUR BUTT– from 10 am-noon Sponsored by Dairy Queen. Contestants (5 at a time) will try ot outscore their opponents in ONE FRAME where they will bowl over pig painted pins. The winners will win a prize, and it will be a lot of fun!
NUTS FOR BUTTS– from 12 noon until 2pm. Sponsored by Wiregrass Liquidators. PEANUT ROLLING GAME- contestants(5 at a time) will put on a pig snout and will roll a peanut from a start line to a finish line. The first one across wins a prize!
PAINT THE PIG- All day! Sponsored by the Red Barn. COLORING CONTEST- kids can come by the KMX tent and color a pig. An on-air personality will judge for the best. Winners will be announced at the start of the BBQ awards, on the main stage at 5:30 pm.
Don’t get your TAIL IN A KNOT- KNOT UNTYING GAME FROM 10AM- NOON– contestants (5 at a time will attempt to untie knots from the pig’s tail the first one done will win a prize. SPONSORED BY WET PETS
Today, Friday September 25 at 5pm the gates to the Houston County Farm Center open at 5pm and PorktoberQue begins! You can buy your tickets at the door- just $4 per person and people in lederhosen get in free! Kids 6 and under are also free. Well behaved pets on a leash also welcome.
There are lots of great events happening tonight, including:
KCBS Barbecue competition and Baked bean and Bratwurst cooking competitions all evening and into tomorrow
Cornhole tournament practice rounds and registration all evening
The air-conditioned Fest Haus is open from 5-10 tonight. Inside it will be live polka music, dancing, shopping with vendors and the Sam Adams Octoberfest-style beer. There are also food vendors in here including bratwursts and bavarian-style pretzels.
Boat and RV show open 5-9
The Reptile Discovery Program will have one show tonight at 7pm inside the air-conditioned Fest Haus
The free bounce houses for kids will be open from 5-9
The Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Diving Competition will begin tonight at 5:00 and continue until it is dark
The Man Cave will have TV’s going all evening, powered by DISH. If your favorite station isn’t on, just ask the DISH reps to change the channel. There will be SEC football on the TV’s tomorrow. The Man Cave is a great spot to sit, eat dinner and have a drink, too.
The outside stage has two great acts tonight.Reid Soria from Autism Sings at 6pm
C4 Project Friday night from 7:30-9:30 pm on the main stage
Torn between spending the afternoon with your family at PorktoberQue and watching college football on TV? We’ve got the perfect solution! The Tri-State Truck Man Cave will be set up on the grassy area near the hog barn at the Farm Center. This large tent will feature several TVs showing football and tables and chairs so you can grab something to eat and drink, then sit and enjoy your favorite football game. Seating is limited but you can also bring a chair if you like.
There are lots of activities near the Man Cave as well, including the Continental Championship Wrestling Ring featuring local wrestling bouts throughout the weekend. Though there won’t be any big heavy hitters and it’s only a wrestling demo (no title matches) it will be entertaining and fun for all to see. Also near the Tri-State Truck Man Cave will be cooking demonstrations on the Wiley Wok (something you really need to see!), the Northview Cross Country Team People’s Choice Tasting Tent, the Corn Hole tournament and even the free KMX games area. The Man Cave is also just up the hill from the Saturday Classic Car Show.
DISH Network is powering the TV’s with their amazing satellites and we should be able to get the following games at PorktoberQue:
Alabama VS. University of Louisiana Monroe
Auburn versus Mississippi State
Plus, of course, there will be other other SEC and national games of interest. Also in the Tri-State Truck Man Cave will be some shopping opportunities for “manly” interests, including truck accessories, Yeti coolers, Komono Joe grills and smokers, and an assortment of other interesting items. Make sure you thank the folks at the Tri-State Truck Man Cave for sponsoring this part of PorktoberQue, because it’s one of the favorite areas of the event.