Who Doesn’t Like the Circus?

To be honest, the past 3 years we weren’t great fans of the circus. You see, they used to set up the Wednesday and Thursday right before PorktoberQue which meant that we couldn’t set up any of the tents, tables, chairs or other infrastructure of the event until Friday morning. Also, our teams coming to compete from out of state had to wait until the middle of the night at the earliest- Friday at the latest- to get set up.

But, something wonderful happened this year, and the circus switched their days to Tuesday and Wednesday this year. This means that our competition teams who want to get parked and situated on Thursday can do so at their leisure. Also, we have a little extra time to get the tents set up, the Ultimate Air Dogs pool filled with water,  and the Man Cave ready to roll this year, too. So for once we can say, WE LOVE THE CIRCUS!

PorktoberQue is September 23-25, 2016 in Dothan, Alabama at the Houston County Farm Center. The event is pet friendly (must be on a leash) and kid- friendly (no leash required for them). For information on being a vendor, call 334-699-1475

The Beer Mugs Are IN!

Every year, PorktoberQue has a differently designed mug or beer stein for sale in the Fest Haus by the Biergarten. This year, we went with an Oktoberfest-style dimpled half liter glass stein with a combination of the dated festival logo and the Sam Adams Oktoberfest logo on the front.  Steins will be $12 each including your first draft beer. Draft refills in your souvenir mug will be discounted  (only on draft in the FestHaus) and you can pick from any of the draft beers we have (not just the sponsor beer, Sam Adams Oktoberfest.) The beer  steins are very limited (only 200 will be sold) so make sure you get yours early, as we expect to sell out again quickly! Last year, we sold out of steins in just under 2 hours. A photo of the beer mug we will have this year is below. We filled it up with beer and tested it out to make sure it works! (it does!) Prost! (cheers)

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Weekly Free Ticket Giveaway

It’s again time to give away some tickets! We’ve already given away a couple dozen tickets to PorktoberQue, so maybe you’ll be next! You can enter by clicking this link: PorktoberQue giveaway

Or you can visit our facebook page and enter from there: https://www.facebook.com/PorktoberQue

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 9.36.03 AMPorktoberQue is Dothan’s Oktoberfest combined with a barbecue cook-off. Besides competitive BBQ cooking, there’s a steak cook off, a bacon competition, and a kids cook. The adult competitions are qualifiers for the World Food Championships later this year in Orange Beach, Alabama. For information on how to enter a cooking competition please all 334-699-1475

Dish Network Returns to Power TV’s in Man Cave

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!

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Another Ticket Giveaway is LIVE

Enter Here at this link to win 4 tickets to PorktoberQue:
PorktoberQue Ticket Giveaway

Or visit our Facebook page to enter  https://www.facebook.com/PorktoberQue/ and click on the Giveaway tab at the top. Good luck!

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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.

Giving Away More Tickets

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

Or you can enter through our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/PorktoberQue/app/228910107186452/

Or you can use this mobile link : http://gvwy.io/3dftau9

So many ways to enter! Good luck!
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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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Free Ticket Giveaways begin NOW

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:

PorktoberQue Ticket Giveaway

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!

Corn Hole Tournament Details Announced

Cornhole (also known as dummy boardsbean bag tossdadholedoghouseBaggo 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

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