Pitmaster: Jeffrey Stoops Team Member: Robin Stoops
Representing: St. Thomas PA
Let’s give a big HOGGGGGGGGGGGGGINGGGGGGGGGGG UP Welcome to AppleWay BBQ out of St. Thomas, Pennsylvania! Pitmaster Jeffrey Stoops and Team Member Robin Stoops will cook it up bigtime in Winchester, representing their home state of Pennsylvania! They are also automatically entered into the North Vs. South Competition!
You can’t have a BBQ & Music Festival in Winchester without having one of Winchester’s own TOP DOGS for a special appearance. Diehl Wilson’s big and purdy baby, also known as the VIRGINIA GIANT Monster Truck . He’ll be Hogging Up the Frederick County Fairgrounds with us for the weekend, displaying his truck , letting you take pictures, and …..maybe even giving YOU a ride!
Special thanks to the Virginia Giant for coming!
3 Eyz BBQ is the Kansas City Barbeque Society’s 2012 Team of the Year (TOY). Since the team was founded in 2005, Pitmasters Dan Hixon, Chris Hall and Dan McGrath have been smoking up the competitive BBQ circuit, currently averaging about 30 contests per year all over the USA!
In case you don’t know, they have been featured on TLC’s hit TV show BBQ PItmasters, have won 19 Grand Champions, 14 Reserve Grand Championships, and over 325 top ten awards!
They also placed a perfect score in ribs at the 2012 Jack Daniels World Championship! This is, by the way, the ONLY perfect rib score in history at “The Jack”!
They use their own award winning spice blend, which they use exclusively on their entries (and is available on their website.) They also offer cooking classes currently in Florida and Pennsylvania.
We are pleased to have Dan and the gang at our festival, and stay tuned for more news soon!
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Happy New Year!
If you grabbed this issue of the KCBS BullSheet we are now listed as a State Championship in Winchester, Virginia. What are you waiting for ? Low priced registration forms are listed on our Event Forms Page. Come and join us at the Frederick County Fairground June 28-30th 2013.
Special Inquiries use this email: HoggingUpBBQFestival@verizon.net
Great news, our finalized application forms (and new updated Rules) are up! This new form includes better pricing and the addition of Anything Butt and Dessert Contest. Thank you for bearing with us while we worked out some kinks.
Find them on our Event Forms page.
Hope to see you there!
I spent some time talking to Kit over at Deguello BBQ, and let me say this time on the phone with him was priceless. I learned a lot from the competitor aspect what they WANT and NEED to make the barbecue competition go smoothly. Unlike some promoters, my husband and I care immensely — we have been food vendors on average of 90 shows a year. We could tell you some horror stories about some promoters. So many times show production companies lose sight of what’s really important: making their vendors, artists, crafters, bands, entertainment, (and competitors happy.) It’s not about US, it’s about YOU.
So here’s some key points we feel are important and have come up with as promoters:
FOR THE COMPETITORS:
A) Clear Details : We know you want to know what you are getting and when. Maps, layout, clear instructions, rules, etc. For instance we just made a small change to the competitor form, so you don’t have to stay until the festival closes Saturday, (we revamped our diagram) so you are able to exit quietly after the results are read Saturday afternoon/evening. Sure, we’d like to have you stay and see all the cool bands we have lined up for Saturday night, but we know you may have to get some well needed shut-eye. We strive for ways to make your life easier.
B) Power and Water : These are essential for making a festival go smoothly and without them you can’t cook.. Luckily for us the Frederick County Fairgrounds is equipped and what they can’t provide we’ll be using generators. On a side note it’s important for us to know exactly what you need so that we have enough juice for everyone. If you need more, tell us ahead of time and we will work out a price and get it for you. (Or, as they say in BBQ-ville we plan to purchase enough juice to run a small mountain town.)
C) Good Reps : I hear that good KCBS reps are essential in making a festival run smoothly. Lucky for us we have Randy and Carol Bigler and we feel very comfortable with them and know they will take good care of US and YOU!
D) The Proclamation: Richard Leight, the Frederick County Fair Manager has requested one from the Governor’s office. Stay tuned as we are waiting anxiously to obtain such a wonderful piece of paper!
E) Respect & Communication : Quite honestly my husband and I have been food vendors at LARGE fairs and festivals for three decades. We’ve catered for famous celebrities. We’ve been lied to, promised the pie in the sky, and know how it is to feel uninformed and taken advantage of. We’ve been to some fairs or festivals that have been so unethical we wonder how they are still going. That is why we vow to do things differently.
TO OUR PATRONS, COMPETITORS, ARTISTS, CRAFTERS, BANDS, SPONSORS and FAMILY:
Know our Goal : Our goal is to put on a good BBQ & MUSIC FESTIVAL for the people of Winchester and the Panhandle area, and do it right. After 30 years of food vending, it’s my husband’s goal to put on a good show. Something that can grow in time and have entertainment for the whole family. We don’t want to do it half-ass, or cheesy, so we are taking a lot of time into the planning process. Our goal is to cover expenses and donate profit money to our charities of choice, (We are working with CancerCare but have been approached by others we may add). On top of this, we want to have a hella-fun-run-smoothly KCBS festival too! Sounds easy right? Well, if you only know how much time has gone into the planning you’d be surprised. Our goal is to have the townspeople of Winchester help us. Help us help you–make our festival a success by telling your friends, family, co-workers to come out and support our cause. Not to mention, if we work together, it may just end up being the second largest event to the Fair!
So with that, we encourage OPEN FEEDBACK about what you’ve experienced at BBQ COMPETITIONS or the FAIR that you’ve liked before, or things you have hated. We would love to know! Call my (Cindy) personal cell 410-908-9241 or shoot me an email at BigFatDaddys@verizon.net and give me some suggestions, feedback, etc.
This just in, Carol and randy Bigler are our official Hogging Up KCBS Contest Reps! Combined their experience is priceless and we look forward to working with them on this BBQ / Bluegrass / Arts / Crafts/ Fun filled event!