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Grizmt
03-22-2012, 05:28 PM
Yep, I was floored as well but here it is in print. www.azbbqfestival.com
Check it out for yourself, from how I read it free,zippo,nada, nothing!

That’s right, can you believe it’s almost time for the 3rd Annual Arizona Barbecue Festival held in Scottsdale, AZ? Well we’ve got some news for you. How about we’ve just upgraded the location to Salt River Fields. Not the parking lot, ALL GRASS, ALL DAY LONG! It’s sick. We’re gearing up to double our last attendance, team entries, all of it. And while we’re doubling things, how about we double the prize fund? That’s right! We’re doubling it to $40,000! Think you competitors out there can take that down? Then better hurry and sign up. We’re only allowing a limited amount of teams.

Rub
03-22-2012, 06:26 PM
Sounds like fun!

AZScott
03-22-2012, 06:43 PM
David and Rick put on absolutely class A contests here in Arizona. This is as much a large Scottsdale social event as it is a BBQ contest and it's easy to do 1000 + in pc. If you are anywhere in the area this is definitely an event to attend.

discosuperfly
03-23-2012, 08:14 AM
No registration fee but ice is $200/bag :wink:

tnjimbob
03-23-2012, 11:43 AM
No registration fee but ice is $200/bag :wink:

Trash removal will cost you another $200. Per bag. :mrgreen:

bbqczar
03-23-2012, 01:53 PM
Nope on the ice and trash removel both,these promoters are the real deal,they do KCBS contests and Taco contest in AZ and they are square and stand-up straight ! They do what most other BBQ promoters don't do,they actually go out and promote contests,secure prize money,secure sponsors,they don't need entry fee money for the prize fund,they are REAL,actual promoters.We are looking forward to this event,it's gonna be great ! BTW,the Brethern banner will be proudly displayed during the contest !

DawgPhan
03-23-2012, 02:41 PM
Just a little surprised at the reaction to this...

actually I am not...bbq is more damned if you do, damned if you don't than just about anything I know.

motoeric
03-23-2012, 03:38 PM
This is great!

It sounds like a great event. I wish we could have something similar up here.

Congrats to the organizers and good luck to the teams.

Eric

RangerJ
03-23-2012, 03:59 PM
Nope on the ice and trash removel both,these promoters are the real deal,they do KCBS contests and Taco contest in AZ and they are square and stand-up straight ! They do what most other BBQ promoters don't do,they actually go out and promote contests,secure prize money,secure sponsors,they don't need entry fee money for the prize fund,they are REAL,actual promoters.We are looking forward to this event,it's gonna be great ! BTW,the Brethern banner will be proudly displayed during the contest !

Well, I guess if your one of the other promoters, Tim just told ya how it is...

Though, I would think the majority of the folks are organizers and with out the "phony" promoters or organizers who god forbid, need entry money to pay, we'd all be cooking in our own backyards....

Stoke&Smoke
03-23-2012, 04:41 PM
Wow! We need something like that closer to hear too! Would love to go to that one but a bit out of are range distance wise!

I would think that, with enough high end sponsors, they could pull it off, just curious how the sponsors get compensated for so much in donations?

Jonesyjm
03-23-2012, 08:02 PM
Smokey's Bar-B-Que from Snohomish Washington will be at this competition, i am looking forward to it. Did not know that they made it a free event for competitors thanks for the information.

G$
03-23-2012, 08:07 PM
I would think that, with enough high end sponsors, they could pull it off, just curious how the sponsors get compensated for so much in donations?

Dave and Rick run "Affordable Food Festivals" and charge a gate for them. In this case, $10 for general admission. They do a superb job marketing, and get excellent turn out. So, in addition to sponsors, they have other revenue streams.

They definitely get high end sponsors as well.... and they seem to love the public crowds.

Grizmt
03-23-2012, 08:11 PM
I'd have to agree with Tim about them being stand up guys. I've been around them either judging or vending since the first comp 3 years ago and they've ALWAYS put on a top notch show and the best part?
They've ALWAYS paid their prize fund unlike some of those "other" organizers or promoters (some of whom are still doing events aren't they?). They've always had all the stuff at events that was needed and they've always been up front and square with everyone I know of.

Here's just one example of how they are, last year at Scottsdale they put up a couple thousand out of their own pocket so the teams could do P.C.. They paid the Health Dept for everyones permit after the "experienced" person who was supposed to have it "taken care of" for the teams at the last minute didn't. If they hadn't either the teams would've had to come up with it or everyone would've gone home with tons of meat.

They certainly didn't have to do this.
I don't have a clue how they're doing this event but hey, hats off to 'em for doing something nobody that I've heard about ever has.

Mrs. McFrankenboo
03-24-2012, 01:55 AM
They've ALWAYS paid their prize fund unlike some of those "other" organizers or promoters (some of whom are still doing events aren't they?).


Be careful, you're about to open a can of worms with that one.

Grizmt
03-24-2012, 08:24 AM
Be careful, you're about to open a can of worms with that one.
Sorry, not intended.:redface:

big matt
03-24-2012, 09:22 AM
Be careful, you're about to open a can of worms with that one.

Exactly!..it's really this simple..if you don't like a particular promoter don't cook their contest..teams are the customers in this game and if you don't have teams you don't have a successful event..when teams don't show it speaks volumes without typing a bunch of stuff on forums.

Mrs. McFrankenboo
03-24-2012, 10:19 AM
Sorry, not intended.:redface:

Of course you didn't :roll:


And Matt you are absolutely correct. If you want to do an event fine, do it. If you don't because you have ab issue with someone, then don't do it. Pretty simple. We've done this event for the past 2 years and had a great time with no issues, all promoters included, other than the heat, but it's Arizona so what do you expect. Let the event speak for itself and people will show, there is no need to put your own agenda in here.

As I said, we've enjoyed this event the last 2 years so if give it a go!

MilitantSquatter
03-24-2012, 04:00 PM
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Grizmt
03-24-2012, 07:05 PM
Of course you didn't :roll:


And Matt you are absolutely correct. If you want to do an event fine, do it. If you don't because you have ab issue with someone, then don't do it. Pretty simple. We've done this event for the past 2 years and had a great time with no issues, all promoters included, other than the heat, but it's Arizona so what do you expect. Let the event speak for itself and people will show, there is no need to put your own agenda in here.

As I said, we've enjoyed this event the last 2 years so if give it a go!

I've been told and read many times about various events where the teams weren't paid and. Some I'd guess are still online the game. That was ALL I w.as referencing with what I wrote.

Crash
03-25-2012, 03:33 AM
Mod Note : Thread scrubbed... Please stay on topic and no personal attacks

I always miss the cool stuff...Damn!! :razz:

bbqczar
03-25-2012, 08:16 PM
This is going to be a fantastice event,just like all of their other events have been.We are looking forward to a huge quality event,it definately won't be some MIDGET event !

Arlin_MacRae
03-26-2012, 07:57 AM
This is going to be a fantastice event,just like all of their other events have been.We are looking forward to a huge quality event,it definately won't be some MIDGET event !

I've heard of midget racing, but what's midget BBQ??

Grizmt
03-26-2012, 09:55 AM
I've heard of midget racing, but what's midget BBQ??
Isn't the proper term "little person" unless we're talking about the Seven Dwarves like Dopey and whatever the rest are?:laugh:

big matt
03-26-2012, 12:07 PM
Isn't the proper term "little person" unless we're talking about the Seven Dwarves like Dopey and whatever the rest are?:laugh:

Jim what your doing is called stirring the pot!..sly jabs at other people aren't cool..so here's one for you since you wanna keep it going..how about you find an ice cream forum and take your sly little attacks over there..your crap here is already stale just like your cones!

Arlin_MacRae
03-26-2012, 05:37 PM
Isn't the proper term "little person" unless we're talking about the Seven Dwarves like Dopey and whatever the rest are?:laugh:

Funny how you quoted me and not the guy who started the topic. You two know each other, too - right? Huh...

And for the uninitiated...

When the text turns green, that means it's Moderator time. You, sir, and anyone else who thinks they can come to the Brethren, after being censured or banned on other boards, and try to spread some bullchit agenda or attack someone else are not going to last long. This is your first and probably last warning. I don't carry the ban hammer in my truck, but I know the guy who does.

In case I need to boil it down: play nice or go somewhere else, if you can find a place that will let you in.

Arlin

BBQchef33
03-26-2012, 06:26 PM
Folks

Im going to view this from an outsiders perspective. I don't know nor do I care what has transpired on any other forums to spark these reactions. What I will say is that we have specific rules regarding airing dirty laundry or bringing smelly baggage here from other forums.

Any further posts in this thread must be factual, civil and void of the chit stirring, underlying motives or finger pointing.









Sent from my Droidx using tapatalk and thats probably why the typing is worse than usual.

JD McGee
03-26-2012, 09:44 PM
Dammit! I go out of the country for one weekend and look at what I missed...:mrgreen:

motoeric
03-26-2012, 10:18 PM
So, hopefully getting back on track here, this is pretty cool.

An event that not only is free for competitors, but also treats them right. I think that people would often be happy with one or the other.

Does anyone know if the organizers are members here?

I'd sure like to pick their brains.

Eric

HoDeDo
03-26-2012, 10:34 PM
I think someone needs to get a hitch mounted on the Challenger, and we'll hitch up a pit and go!

Arlin_MacRae
03-27-2012, 07:37 AM
I think someone needs to get a hitch mounted on the Challenger, and we'll hitch up a pit and go!
:mrgreen:

Rod Livingston
03-27-2012, 10:43 PM
I did this event and it was a blast! They paid, took care of us during the contest and had a ton of people there.

Go and have a good time or stay home.

bbqczar
03-28-2012, 02:09 PM
I did this event and it was a blast! They paid, took care of us during the contest and had a ton of people there.

Go and have a good time or stay home.


I don't understand,you DID THIS event,or do you mean the past Scottsdale events ? This event isn't until May and will be a great one,Rick and Dave put on awesome events as does AZBarbeque.Rick and David also have several more in the works upcoming and will get bigger (can't get better,they already do the best job)it will be hot so come prepered,we already have a new high pressure misting system that will be around our site and talking to a pool co. about setting up a portable swimming pool as well ! This event will be on grass,not some dirt or gravel lot so that will help with dust ,heat,etc.gonna be fun so get your entries in early because as the main field fills up it will be a LOOOOOONG walking distance from the other fields to the judging and awards area. Lots of celebs and dignitaries,(Senetor McCain was at one before)music and good times,thats how they roll,no others come close !