More Food, Vendors, & Shopping

PorktoberQue has more vendors this year than ever before! Here’s the list of places to eat, drink and shop this year, and also noted are those who are INSIDE the air-conditioned Fest Haus building (to the right of the main stage).

 FOOD BOOTHS:

  • Sam Adams Oktoberfest Draft Beer Booth inside the Festhaus building
  • Cool Treats– Snow Cones, shaved ice, boiled peanuts
  • Ranch House Kitchen- smoked meats, barbecue, sandwiches plates and drinks from an award winning professional competition team!.
  • Fusion Craze- Global style foods including BBQ egg rolls, Brunswick Stew and more
  • KC Foods-Funnel Cakes, Beignets, fried oreos, fried twinkies, fried candy bars, chili cheese fries, smoked sausage, chicken strips and fries, fried pickles, and more!
  • ET’s BBQ– Smoked meats, plates of barbecue and sides plus cold drinks from an award winning professional competition team!
  • Tropical Blast Italian Ice- Italian ice, pepsi products, Aquafina water, Tea, Milkshakes and Ice Cream
  • Fat Daddiz- stuffed burgers, ribs, brisket, chicken, sausages, hot dogs, jambalaya, beans, slaw, corn and drinks
  • Earnie’s’ Snowballs– shaved ice, BAGGED ICE (for vendors, and teams) and pepsi products.
  • KJ’s Shack– Philly cheese steak, chicken cheese steak, polish sausage, itallian sausage, hot dogs, burgers, fries, chili cheese fries, and more.
  • Lemon Smashers- Lemon Aid, Fruit Chillers, and Boiled Peanuts
  • Dease Roasted Corn- Freshly roasted sweet corn, stuffed potatoes, sweet tea, lemonade and bottled Pepsi products
  • North view Cross Country Pepsi Wagon- Looking for some ice cold soft drinks at PorktoberQue? Check out the Pepsi Wagon in front of the Hog Barn and support youth athletics at the same time!
  • Jakes– get your bratwursts here in the Air-Conditioned Fest Haus
  • Fatbacks– fresh hot fried pork rinds outside, next to the yellow beer tent.
  • Grandma’s Hot Pretzles– Stop by and say hi to Grandma in the Fest Haus and get a hot pretzel with duseldorf mustard while they last!
  • Willies Place– Fresh, hot pressed Cuban sandwiches and freshly baked desserts, served near the dining area inside the air-conditioned Fest Haus.

Vendors and Sponsors Booths to visit 

  • Mike Schmitz Auto Group
  • PorktoberQue T-shirts and Souvenir Steins– only available in the Air-Conditioned Fest Haus. $12 each (t-shirt or stein) but the stein comes with beer!
  • Miller-Coors beer tents
  • Higher Heights Cathedral of Praise– Bake sale and free information
  • Perfectly Posh- Spa Products, lotions & soaps- INSIDE the Air-Contitioned FESTHAUS
  • LNT Safe Haven- Get information about a safe place for victims of domestic violence.
  • CHARM Inc. (City of Headland Animal Rescue) – learn how you can help homeless pets in the Wiregrass.
  • Scentsy–  Electric candles, scented wax, travel scents, and scented stuffed animals.
  • Navy Federal Credit Union– Learn how active duty, veterans, DoD and their families can benefit. Also free activity at this booth!
  • Jeffers Pet– learn about great and safe pet supplies near the Ultimate Air Dogs area
  • It Works– stop by and talk to Rhonda about wraps, nutrition and skin information
  • LeVel- learn about supplements and a healthier life!
  • Troy University Dothan Campus– Learn about world-class degrees you can earn right in Dothan!
  • NAMI WIregrass- Information on FREE educational classes and support groups for persons and families affected by mental illness – INSIDE the Air-Contitioned FESTHAUS
  • Mary Kay- Stop by and visit with Jennifer for all your beauty and home needs.
  • Hernando Beef Jerky– Check out our assortment of beef jerky, INSIDE the Air-Contitioned FESTHAUS
  • Fishing game– Take the little kids over to play the fishing game- prize every time! *fee charged
  • Blue Line Support Group- Enter to win a YETI cooler INSIDE the Air-Contitioned FESTHAUS
  • Karen’s Creations- hand made jewelry from casual to fancy, something for every price range.INSIDE the Air-Contitioned FESTHAUS
  • TOPS Dothan 0392 (Take off Pounds Sensibly) – Learn about a great weight loss support group and look at our raffle items!
  • Spectra care Health Systems– Information about services Spectra Care offers in the Wiregrass.
  • Middle Creek Custom Smokers– In the market for a new smoker or grill? How about some BBQ based home decor like paper towel holders shaped like a pig, or a piggy business card holder? Come on by and see our unique metal fabrications.
  • Greater Dothan Area Lions Club– learn about what this civic club does in our area, and also take a chance on a new set of tires with their drawing.
  • Usborne Books and More– Visit their space INSIDE the Air-Contitioned FESTHAUS and shop for children’s and educational books.
  • Simply Aroma– essential oils for use in daily home life to make your world a little better. Visit us INSIDE the Air-Contitioned FESTHAUS
  • Re-Bath of the Southeast – Is your bathroom outdated or not what you want in a bathroom? Call Re-Bath and see how they can redo your bathroom for a fraction of the cost of replacing everything. INSIDE the Air-Contitioned FESTHAUS
  • Sunni Rae’s Boutique– Check out this mobile boutique featuring cute clothing for fuller figured and plus sized gals. Shop INSIDE the Air-Contitioned FESTHAUS and enjoy the music while you shop.
  • Wiley Wok (The Wok Man)– A made to order wok for cooking cowboy style! Wiley McNeal has upcycled plow disc harrows from Henry County, AL. Learn a fun and easy way to cook outdoors! Free food samples!
  • Discount General RV- want to see how affordable and fun it is to own an RV or camper? Stop by and check out a few campers!
  • Forrest & Fields– Learn about properties for sale in Dothan, and what’s available for your family.
  • Chord Buddy- It’s easy and fast to learn to pay the guitar now! Chord Buddy can show you how.
  • KMX– Meet your favorite jocks and play games to win great prizes at the KMX booth space!
  • Wiregrass Seniors– Being older has its advantages! Check out the travel club and other great activities sponsored by Wiregrass Seniors!
  • DISH– want great TV anywhere? Try DISH and stop by their booth for specials only found at PorktoberQue!
  • Vector Security– Learn about different ways to protect your home and family INSIDE the Air-Conditionoed FESTHAUS
  • Boyd Marine– Special discounts and sales on end-of the season boats. But, here in Alabama, it’s never really the end of boating season, so save big and visit Boyds!
  • WTVY TV- Meet your favorite news personalities, test your reporter skills and interact with the green screen INSIDE the Air-Contitioned FESTHAUS
  • Miche– Create a handbag that’s truly yours as you customize your interchangeable Miche purse and accessories.
  • Crafted by Edith– Hand made costume jewelry and accessories for ladies. INSIDE the Air-Contitioned FESTHAUS
  • Crafty Old Army Woman– Hand made embroidery, hats, cushions, towels, baby boots and more, crafted but an old Army woman! INSIDE the Air-Contitioned FESTHAUS
  • Race Mania- Want to race NASCAR-style remote control cars against your friends and the racetrack? This is the place! *fee charged
  • Kiddie Ride (Helicopters)– Since Ft. Rucker is the home of Army Aviation and the rotary winged aircraft, it seems appropriate that we have the mini version for small kids to enjoy! *fee charged
  • SEFA – Southeast Alabama Freethought Association- come by the SEFA booth for information and to visit with people.
  • Schute Pecan Tasty treats, southern pecans, Dothan gifts, apparel and more. located INSIDE the Air-Contitioned FESTHAUS 
  • Bows and Such– Fun shopping for boys and girls with inflatable and light up toys, bows, accessories and small toys.
  • Neil the Teal Seal– Learn about the touching and inspiring story behind this new children’s book.
  • BLING– great selection of jewelry and hand made wreaths INSIDE the Air-Contitioned FESTHAUS
  • Habitat for Humanity- learn how habitat is changing the face of our country and learn how you can help at their booth space INSIDE the Air-Contitioned FESTHAUS
  • Wreaths and More– hand crafted wreaths and home decor, plus hand made craft items you’ll just want to see to appreciate!
  • Lu Lu’s Boutique– Cute and trendy clothing and accessories INSIDE the Air-Contitioned FESTHAUS 
  • Young Living and 31 Products– Essential Oils and creative storage solutions, located INSIDE the air-conditioned FestHaus! 
  • Chattahoochee State Park– Want to learn more about a wonderful natural resource right in our back yards? Stop by, and talk to Kimberly! Free goody bags for the first 100 people.
  • Egyptian Comfort Sheets- New sheet sets, comforters, and other great domestic and household items. Inside the air-conditioned FestHaus!
  • Krazy Krafting Ladies & Lila Rose- Crochet items, tutu’s, jewelry, towel toppers, dishcloths, Lila Rose jewelry, jewelry for your hair.
  • Rock Candles-Unique candles made from actual rock!
  • SisiGal- Huge selection of imported goods, household items, sunglasses and purses… plus a lot more.
  • Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama– Lean what a valuable resource your daughters can participate in… scouting!
  • Greystone Church– Stop by and check out the cookbooks from the ladies of Greystone! There are bound to be some secret family recipes you’ll want to try.
  • Dollar Custom Creations– Custom T-shirts, Coozies and more! Inside the Air-Conditioned FestHaus! 

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.

Just a Few Spaces Left

PorktoberQue is filling up! We’ve been out of food vendor spaces now for over a month, and are out of competition BBQ team spaces. As of the moment, we have a couple of spaces left for students interested in participating in the Kids Que, we have a few spots left for teams interested in competing in the Corn Hole tournament, and we have a couple of vendors spaces left (mostly outside) if you are interested in promoting your business or selling your wares.

Please don’t wait any longer if you are interested in these spaces! PorktoberQue is at the end of NEXT WEEK and we are just about out of time, so get your forms in now! Call us at (334) 699-1475 if you would like to sign up via the phone and pay with a credit card.

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FREE Non-Profit Booth Spaces Taken

Every year since PorktoberQue began we have offered free spaces to non-profits who apply for one, The spaces are awarded on a first available basis, and we are please to announce that all ten of the non-profit booth spaces have been claimed by local and regional civic, church and non-profit groups.

When you come out to PorktoberQue September 26-27 at the Houston County Farm Center, please take a moment out of your schedule and visit with some of the non-profit booths. They are there to provide information on their organization, and some are offering drawings and raffles, while others have free and fun things for the kids to do.  It only takes a few moments of your time to visit with these booth spaces and it will make their day!