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FirinUpTheFox
03-20-2012, 09:30 AM
Pride of the Fox, Inc. announces a KCBS and Amateur BBQ contest as part of our 30th anniversary Riverfest in St. Charles, Illinois.

KCBS Contest will run June 8-9 (with early arrival available on Thursday June 7th after 6:30pm)
Categories will include the main 4, plus side dish and People's Choice Pork.

Amateur Contest will run on June 10
Categories will include Chicken and Ribs

More information, including KCBS, Amateur and Judge Forms will be available later this week at: http://www.prideofthefox.com/riverfest/family-activities/

For more information contact bbq@prideofthefox.com

Scottie
03-20-2012, 09:41 AM
See you there.

billm
03-20-2012, 02:13 PM
wish I knew about this one earlier..June is booked :(

cmohr74
03-20-2012, 02:15 PM
Can't wait to find out more details. Can't beat a location like that for local Chicago boys.

FirinUpTheFox
03-20-2012, 02:37 PM
the contest will be held in downtown St. Charles as part of Riverfest.

Location will be along S. 1st Street, north of Illinois Street.

This is a State Championship

crehr
03-20-2012, 02:45 PM
Smokin' Tasty should be there. Its right around the corner for me.

cmohr74
03-20-2012, 02:50 PM
Do we know entry fees and all that details yet? How many teams before cut-off? I'm a newbie and would like to get in my first KCBS event, so I may have questions.

Ron_L
03-20-2012, 03:12 PM
We're hoping to be there. It's 10 minutes for us :-D

Stoke&Smoke
03-20-2012, 03:16 PM
A little more than 10 for us, but still close! Hope we can swing it! Be sure and update when apps and info are available.

SuperQue
03-20-2012, 03:58 PM
I would like to judge this one since it's close. Please post when the judge's app is available.

Thanks

Pig Daddy
03-20-2012, 04:23 PM
Pig Daddy wants in!

Ken V
03-20-2012, 10:44 PM
Damn! Stepdaughters wedding...

daveinwestmont
03-21-2012, 06:47 PM
Mud's BBQ should be available...

Booking It
03-21-2012, 08:20 PM
I'm going to be checking for that judges app every hour! I'm on the stinking waiting list for the other two local contests, so I'm determined to be on the ball for this one. What a great way to start my summer vacation!

cmohr74
03-22-2012, 06:57 AM
Good morning everyone. I received an email from Kevin, the organizer contact about some preliminary information. Nothing in finalized and this is just a draft, but here is some of the info. Payout looks like it is undetermined until they know how many people are involved.

62150

I don't know any details about the amatuer competition, but he should have those shortly.

cmohr74
03-22-2012, 08:48 AM
Here's the information I received from Kevin on the amateur competition.

62151

FirinUpTheFox
03-22-2012, 09:38 AM
Sorry for the delay on the others - we are trying to finalize the last few details.

Looking for up to ~40 teams

SuperQue
03-22-2012, 12:20 PM
Unfortunately I can't attend this one. I have another event planned the same day. I hope all goes well

Stoke&Smoke
03-23-2012, 04:08 PM
Is the form available yet? didn't see it on the site

FirinUpTheFox
03-26-2012, 08:15 AM
thank you for your patience!

The forms are attached here and should be published on our web site shortly.

If you have any questions - please contact me at bbq@prideofthefox.com

Kevin

Stoke&Smoke
03-26-2012, 03:29 PM
He emailed the final one out this morning to some folks.

The deal with peoples choice pork is 3 butts will be provided to each team participating, no charge. You cook them, and just turn in the cooked product at 11AM Saturday morning. No appearance scores, just taste.

I still can't find much at the actual site

FirinUpTheFox
04-06-2012, 01:16 PM
Hello everyone, Applications are starting to come in. I'm limited to 8 or 10 20x40 spots and 42 teams total. If you have any questions please reach out to bbq(AT)prideofthefox.com or www.prideofthefox.com or on facebook at www.facebook.com/PrideOfTheFox

Judge applications are coming in fast and we look to have 100% KCBS certified judges. There is still room for a few more judges though.

Also tell your friends about the Amateur competition on Sunday. With their entry fee, we'll provide them a slab of ribs or 8 chicken thighs or both. (although they can use their own). Rules are basically the same, although they can use alternative fuel sources (propane) as long as it is cooked at the contest. :grin:

We'd like to get 40 amateurs competing on Sunday.

Scottie
04-06-2012, 05:25 PM
I have my app sitting on my desk all filled out. I need an RV spot, so will send it on Monday.

Thanks for the reminder.

FirinUpTheFox
04-11-2012, 09:25 AM
We are submitting our prize guarantee later this week.

Total Prize Pool is $4000.

We'll be Awarding:

Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion
1st - 5th in Chicken, Ribs, Pork, Brisket, Side Dish
1st in People's Choice
Best Rookie (First year competing in KCBS)
Best BBQ in Kane County - Highest KCBS combined score with team from Kane County.
1st - 5th in Amateur Chicken and Ribs

This could increase based on the number of teams that enter.

Stoke&Smoke
04-11-2012, 10:52 AM
Feels weird asking for an RV spot, but we paid the extra!

Edit: I did not mean this to be a complaint about the fee for a larger spot. We have often paid for a bigger spot, with only a pop up and a truck. It's just that this one will be our second with the new trailer, that's what feels weird.
Not worrying about cranking up and down, jamming all manner of crap into tiny space, etc. should make this year a lot more fun! Not to mention having an actual fridge!

Coz
04-11-2012, 05:00 PM
Feels weird asking for an RV spot, but we paid the extra!

Edit: I did not mean this to be a complaint about the fee for a larger spot. We have often paid for a bigger spot, with only a pop up and a truck. It's just that this one will be our second with the new trailer, that's what feels weird.
Not worrying about cranking up and down, jamming all manner of crap into tiny space, etc. should make this year a lot more fun! Not to mention having an actual fridge!


I dont remember how big your new rig is but when my new rig is done I am going to lay out a 20 X 20 on the driveway and try setting up on an angle to see if I can get it in a 20 X 20 that way .

Stoke&Smoke
04-11-2012, 08:41 PM
It's 22' but add the tongue and its 26

Was pleased bringing it home yesterday. WINDS TO 25-30 mph but not much trouble. Need to practice manuvering it in and out of spaces though. Big change from a pop up! About 10.5 ' tall with the ac

Coz, how long is the new rig?

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FirinUpTheFox
04-14-2012, 10:49 PM
On Friday Night -

6:00-7:00PM Printerís Row (winner of the battle of the bands RF2011) (http://www.printersrowband.com/Printers_Row/Press_Kit.html)
7:15-8:00PM Soda (http://sodarocks.com/)
8:30-10:30PM Infinity (http://www.infinity2k.com/)

across the river from us.

Coz
04-15-2012, 09:23 AM
Coz, how long is the new rig?

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Our new trailer is a 7 X 14 Before I add the flip down deck for the cooker it will be 18' 1" the deck will be about 4' maybe a lil less . We will see when it gets here.

Scottie
04-15-2012, 09:32 AM
It's 22' but add the tongue and its 26

Was pleased bringing it home yesterday. WINDS TO 25-30 mph but not much trouble. Need to practice manuvering it in and out of spaces though. Big change from a pop up! About 10.5 ' tall with the ac

Coz, how long is the new rig?

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Trust me when i say you will feel the wind.... Especially when you are getting g 6-8 MPG because of the wind.... its nice when its coming from behind you. I've achieved 15mpg coming home from Iowa and storms chasing me. They are like big sailboats, you just can't take the sails down. Good luck with it Dann. And I can't park a trailer worth sh!t. I can move mine around though.

Coz
04-15-2012, 10:11 AM
Trust me when i say you will feel the wind.... Especially when you are getting g 6-8 MPG because of the wind.... its nice when its coming from behind you. I've achieved 15mpg coming home from Iowa and storms chasing me. They are like big sailboats, you just can't take the sails down. Good luck with it Dann. And I can't park a trailer worth sh!t. I can move mine around though.


Eve with my open trailer wind can be a factor .Last year we drove thru a storm on the way to Warrens and on one of the bridges over the Wi river I thought that the wind was going to put me into the bridge ,I cant imagine what a bigger trailer would have been.

Stoke&Smoke
04-16-2012, 08:18 AM
I can believe that for sure Scottie! If it's that bad, we might just have to do like RonL and pull over till the wind subsides a bit.:pray:

Scottie
04-16-2012, 09:31 AM
I came back from Little Rock with tornadoes all around us. We just wanted to get out of the area!!!! I hope i never have to drive in those conditions again. We would have been better off staying the night and not risk it. It was insane.

FirinUpTheFox
04-16-2012, 04:44 PM
Saturday June 9, 2012
12:00-2:00PM The Voice of St. Charles (singing talent show)
2:00-5:30PM Battle of the Bands (High School & college)
6:00-7:30PM The Homewreckers (http://www.homewreckers1.org/)
8:00-10:30PM Libido Funk Circus (http://www.lfcentertainment.com/)

Stoke&Smoke
04-16-2012, 05:26 PM
Hoping enough folks sign on for this to make it a recurring event! Looks like a great venue! (and also looks like a highly regarded Irish Pub is just up the street!)

FirinUpTheFox
04-17-2012, 08:14 AM
You mean McNally's - a great place.

Ron_L
04-17-2012, 08:19 AM
There's pretty good pizza across the river at Pi Pizza, too and a very good coffee shop a block or so away, Arcedium Coffee. They roast in the shop.

rkoener
04-17-2012, 01:22 PM
This should be a great event! I hope to come up and hang out a bit. I am going to be passing out flyers for this while I am spreading the word for our event downstate. www.mortonbbqthrowdown.com We just sent our prize letter in to KCBS and we are posting over $6000.00 in prize money. Our event is July 27-28th, only a short drive from Chicagoland. If anyone has questions you can email me at rak@koener.com

FirinUpTheFox
04-17-2012, 02:08 PM
I competed last year. While it wasn't sanctioned then, it was a great event. I'd actually be competing this year to defend my 1st place ribs, but the new date conflicts with meeting I have for work, the job that supports my BBQ hobby. Thanks Ryan for spreading the word for us. We'll help spread the word up here.

Stoke&Smoke
04-17-2012, 08:18 PM
We would do Morton if we could, but have a prior engagement to cook for a wedding that weekend for the son of a couple of high school freinds of mine (class of 76) and his bride to be

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Porky Joes
04-24-2012, 08:42 PM
Im sending out my application today for the amateur competition.

FirinUpTheFox
04-24-2012, 08:49 PM
Looking forward to it

FirinUpTheFox
04-30-2012, 05:56 PM
Get your entry forms postmarked by May 5th to avoid late fees.

Entry form can be found here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/72666022/Riverfest/FirinUpTheFox/2012%20KCBS%20Contest%20Entry%20Form.pdf

Only 2 large spots still available.

FirinUpTheFox
04-30-2012, 05:57 PM
We've added a Kid's Q Contest on Sunday morning -

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/72666022/Riverfest/FirinUpTheFox/2012%20Kids%20Q%20Contest%20Entry%20Form.pdf

Stoke&Smoke
04-30-2012, 06:12 PM
We'd like to stick around for this but have a nieces graduation party to cook for sunday

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FirinUpTheFox
05-01-2012, 10:08 AM
Deadlines....

KCBS Contest - Application must be received by May 23rd, 2012 (3 weeks from today)
Amateur Contest - Application must be received by May 23, 2012 (3 weeks from today)
Kid's Q Contest - Application must be received by June 4, 2012

cmohr74
05-01-2012, 09:23 PM
So how well is the first year comp filling up?

FirinUpTheFox
05-01-2012, 09:29 PM
We have 12 so far, but interest keeps trickling in...

Scottie
05-02-2012, 09:59 AM
Can we drop off rigs on Thursday night? Will there be security? I'm trying not to take a day off work on Friday...

Thanks

FirinUpTheFox
05-02-2012, 10:05 AM
As long as you coordinate with me - Dropping of rigs Thursday between 6-9pm is ok. there will be security overnight.

bbq ( @ ) prideofthefox.com

Scottie
05-02-2012, 12:29 PM
Will do. Unless I can get a friend to bring up my RV and Jambo.

cmohr74
05-10-2012, 01:26 PM
Anyone else as excited about this as I am. Now granted this is my first KCBS event, but I'm excited there is a competition so close to home.

FirinUpTheFox
05-10-2012, 01:43 PM
I'm excited - but sad I can't compete.

We're looking forward to all you joining us!

cmohr74
05-11-2012, 05:19 AM
How do we throw in one of those, how do you say.........
ROLL CALL, 30 Days things!!!!!

FirinUpTheFox
05-21-2012, 03:33 PM
We have 23 confirmed teams, 10 amateurs, and 6 Kids.

There are still a couple of spots open with only 19 Days away.

Looking forward to meeting some of you at Westmont this weekend and maybe seeing you again down in Morton later this summer.

Ron_L
05-24-2012, 11:44 AM
How do we throw in one of those, how do you say.........
ROLL CALL, 30 Days things!!!!!

I updated this thread to now be a Roll Call, so who else is going?

Scottie
05-24-2012, 02:07 PM
Where are we going for dinner Ron? Any good coffee houses? ;)

Ron_L
05-24-2012, 03:19 PM
Not sure about dinner :)

Arcedium is a nice coffee house. The roast in the shop.

http://www.arcedium-coffee.com/Arcedium_Coffeehouse/Arcedium_Coffeehouse.html

Easy walk from where I think you guys will be setup.

secondcityswine
05-24-2012, 04:29 PM
We're penciled in for the competition at the moment, we've had to wait until the last minute due to a team member undergoing some medical treatment. We will have a firm answer tonight on whether we can make it - thanks to the contest organizers for being patient with us!

Hopefully we get the green light and will see everyone there. St. Charles is where I grew up and I don't want to miss this one. The grounds for the competition are located in a great spot downtown.

Arcadium is a nice little coffee shop - I believe it has won best coffee house in Kane Co.

bogyo1981
05-29-2012, 11:29 AM
Bogyo's Mojo is going. Any idea on how many teams are signed up?

Pig Daddy
05-29-2012, 12:30 PM
We'll be there.

secondcityswine
05-29-2012, 12:33 PM
We're in for sure now too.

Just received an email from Kevin, here is what it said on the number of teams:

Team’s – there are currently 26 confirmed/paid teams. I have 3 or 4 expressing interest or having mailed in the applications, but I just don’t have them yet. We expect to be around 24-26 teams in total. There are 2 teams competing in their first year of KCBS competition, and there are at least 3 teams from Kane County.