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butt head
02-07-2008, 07:02 PM
the web site is now updated on kcbs and has this years entry form.

Sledneck
02-07-2008, 07:09 PM
Thanks for the info. Here is the site http://www.bbqonthefarm.com/

Westexbbq
02-07-2008, 10:02 PM
Thanks for the link, had it on my short list.
Looking forward to judging again or maybe even cooking if logistics work out.

Sledneck
02-08-2008, 06:46 AM
Its right smack in the middle of my birthday.hmmmmm Couldnt think of a better way to spend it!!

WannaBeBBQueen
02-08-2008, 07:13 AM
We're gonna do this one too:biggrin:..thanks for the heads up!

BigBarry
02-08-2008, 08:16 AM
How about more feedback on the event?

Cooker friendly, venue, access, etc.

Thinking about it...

Sledneck
02-08-2008, 08:39 AM
How about more feedback on the event?

Cooker friendly, venue, access, etc.

Thinking about it...
I know that Vinnie cooked it and really like it. Im sure he will chime in later.

Sledneck
02-08-2008, 08:40 AM
Doa search on here about last years event

Westexbbq
02-08-2008, 09:43 AM
Greg,
I judged it last year and in my ope it is top-notch,.got to meet with and discuss things at length with Tom and he runs a nice venue for the most part. I got around to visit most of the brethren after the turn ins and everybody seemed to be digging the scene.
I have heard no discouraging words from anyone.
dos centavos.

butt head
02-08-2008, 03:12 PM
I did this last year and the year before when it was bbq on the river in bristol. Tom do's a great job running comps. it was very cooker friendly,plenty for the kids to do, great breakfast for cooks and plenty of room. we had my father-inlaw visiting the site, at the time he needed a walker to get around we talked to tom and he had some people waiting to escort his car to our site so he didn't have to walk! that to me is class!!! (he has since passed away and he kept talking about his time at yeardly)

MilitantSquatter
02-08-2008, 05:52 PM
I enjoyed it last year and also cooked with Sawdustguy the year before at the other location when it was BBQ on the River..

I almost certainly will be back (just checking schedule to ensure no other family conflicts) ...

Tom runs great contests. Excellent cooks breakfast complete with eggs, sausage, bacon, coffee, juice etc. Good music, nice sized crowd etc. It is also easy to get to via the highways.

Mrs. Sawdust
02-08-2008, 08:40 PM
The Polocks are not going back this year. We had a number of issues with the organizer and choose not to go back. If any one wants to discuss this you can PM Guy or I. It does no one any good to air dirty laundry on the forum.

Sledneck
02-09-2008, 09:41 AM
The Polocks are not going back this year. We had a number of issues with the organizer and choose not to go back. If any one wants to discuss this you can PM Guy or I. It does no one any good to air dirty laundry on the forum.
Eagerly waiting for a response to the PM i sent you.

Sledneck
02-09-2008, 09:53 AM
The contest website indicates that the local Hamton Inn has a special room rate for the event. I called the hotel and they knew nothing about it. I am going to contact Tom about this and find out what the deal is. I have never been there before, are their any other hotels that are decent nearby that anybody could recommend?

MilitantSquatter
02-09-2008, 10:04 AM
The contest website indicates that the local Hamton Inn has a special room rate for the event. I called the hotel and they knew nothing about it. I am going to contact Tom about this and find out what the deal is. I have never been there before, are their any other hotels that are decent nearby that anybody could recommend?

They probably just refreshed the dates on the website but forgot to call the hotel again. Seems like something they can work out quickly.

Hampton Inn appears to be the closest... few minutes away at most.

Check here for others.. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=hotel+yardley%2C+pa

Sledneck
02-09-2008, 11:02 PM
They probably just refreshed the dates on the website but forgot to call the hotel again. Seems like something they can work out quickly.

Hampton Inn appears to be the closest... few minutes away at most.

Check here for others.. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=hotel+yardley%2C+pa I heard from Tom earlier this evening and that is exactly what happened. They just wanted to get the dates and the entry forms up ASAP. I am really looking forward to this contest!

SmokeInDaEye
02-09-2008, 11:54 PM
Its right smack in the middle of my birthday.hmmmmm Couldnt think of a better way to spend it!!

I think I'm sold on this one. A joint Sledneck/SIDE birthday weekend!

butt head
02-10-2008, 10:51 AM
sled, a couple miles south on 95 is rt 1. their are alot of motels and hotels thier

Westexbbq
02-10-2008, 12:34 PM
I stayed at the Hampton Inn last year, literally right across the road and down a bit.
Very close and they had a special rate for the event.

lunchlady
02-10-2008, 07:25 PM
We stayed at the Hampton Inn too last year, when we got in late on Friday night. I tell ya... it's awesome to have a hot shower AND a hot breakfast, but even better ...coffee to go, a discount, and it is literally RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET from the event....

I can't wait to go back. See y'all there.

Sledneck
02-11-2008, 07:48 AM
What was the special rate last year?

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
02-11-2008, 12:40 PM
I wanna say $165.00, I might be wrong but I am pretty sure thats what I paid.

Kirk
02-25-2008, 10:06 AM
The only thing better than having access to a hot shower at a comp is having acces to your own hot shower. We only live about 10 or 12 minutes away. Can't wait to see everyone there again this year. Sorry to hear about the Polocks though.

SmokeInDaEye
02-25-2008, 10:24 AM
Sent in my application today. It's going to be a good birthday weekend.

May even come friday so I can relax a bit and maybe do that Iron Chef thing.

Sledneck
02-25-2008, 10:32 AM
I cant wait. This is going to be a good one

Sawdustguy
02-25-2008, 10:37 AM
The only thing better than having access to a hot shower at a comp is having acces to your own hot shower. We only live about 10 or 12 minutes away. Can't wait to see everyone there again this year. Sorry to hear about the Polocks though.

Kirk,

We are reconsidering BBQ on the Farm. There were things that bothered me but Michele told me to get over it, she wants to cook!

SmokeInDaEye
02-25-2008, 11:13 AM
Kirk,

We are reconsidering BBQ on the Farm. There were things that bothered me but Michele told me to get over it, she wants to cook!

That would be excellent. Wouldn't be a proper SLED/SIDE birthday celebration without a couple of pollacks.:biggrin:

Sledneck
02-25-2008, 11:14 AM
Kirk,

We are reconsidering BBQ on the Farm. There were things that bothered me but Michele told me to get over it, she wants to cook!
Smart woman!

WannaBeBBQueen
02-25-2008, 12:25 PM
Kirk,

We are reconsidering BBQ on the Farm. There were things that bothered me but Michele told me to get over it, she wants to cook!

Glad to hear Michele changed your minds:biggrin: Can't wait!! It's gonna be a blast!

rookiedad
02-25-2008, 06:31 PM
i think we're going to do this one too! we also hope the Two Fat Polocks will make it.

phil

Westexbbq
02-25-2008, 06:48 PM
Me too, I would hate to go all that way to book the room, judge the kcbs and then visit all the folks without seeing our friends from Manorville!
The Sled/Side Birthday cake will have so many candles it will take a Brethren effort to try and get them blown out.
Be there or be square!:-D

butt head
02-26-2008, 03:11 PM
already sent the check:mrgreen: I'll bring some extra extinguishers for the cake:rolleyes:

Sawdustguy
02-26-2008, 09:33 PM
We sent our application and money in today. I was out voted by the rest of the Polocks. I guess I wasn't fighting too much. I just hope we don't get stuck in a mud pit again this year. Maybe I will be pleasantly surprised, who knows? Gonna enjoy myself anyway. I always do.

MilitantSquatter
02-26-2008, 09:43 PM
BBQ-Brethren.com will be there !!! :eek: :biggrin:

Scott (Yakfishingfool) and I will be cooking this one together.

Application is going in the mail tomorrow.

Kirk
02-27-2008, 08:24 AM
We sent our application and money in today. I was out voted by the rest of the Polocks. I guess I wasn't fighting too much. I just hope we don't get stuck in a mud pit again this year. Maybe I will be pleasantly surprised, who knows? Gonna enjoy myself anyway. I always do.
Good to hear Guy. Wouldn't have been the same w/o the Polocks. I'm sending my app today.
As far as the mud pit, we knew it was going to rain so when we showed up (early) we got to pick out a spot that was on the grass instead of dirt. If it's first come first serve again this year and you won't be able to get there early, maybe arrangements could be made with another one of our teams to save a spot for you.
Come to think of it, do we want to try to get the Brethren teams grouped together? We were next to Lost Nation and Fat Angel last year and that was great. Sure would be nice to have the rest of the brothers around.

Sledneck
02-27-2008, 08:47 AM
I don't see why Tom wouldn't accommodate us. We are supporting his contest as well as advertising it on here.

SmokeInDaEye
02-27-2008, 08:51 AM
I don't see why Tom wouldn't accommodate us. We are supporting his contest as well as advertising it on here.

I'm game as long as I'm not next to you and the whistles. For returning teams, was there space outside of the cooking areas to setup a tent?

Sledneck
02-27-2008, 08:56 AM
I hate getting so psyched for a contest and then looking over at the calendar and realizing its over 3 months away

SmokeInDaEye
02-27-2008, 08:59 AM
I hate getting so psyched for a contest and then looking over at the calendar and realizing its over 3 months away

Or you could think of it as only being 13 weeks away.

BigBarry
02-27-2008, 09:24 AM
We'll be sending in our app tonight! I hope it's not too late.

Can you set up a tent?

Sawdustguy
02-27-2008, 09:38 AM
Beyond the contest was corn fields. I don't think they would appreciate us camping on their freshly planted corn field.

Sledneck
02-27-2008, 09:53 AM
I'm game as long as I'm not next to you and the whistles. For returning teams, was there space outside of the cooking areas to setup a tent?
Its your birthday, splurge a little and get a hotel room across the street

Westexbbq
02-27-2008, 10:25 AM
Looks like the Hampton Inn has no special rates this year and is close to being booked already that weekend; got a quote for $187 for the night,:eek:, (too rich for my blood) think I will mosey up the road a bit and check out Langhorne, about 10 minutes away.
maybe just crash in the car.

Sledneck
02-27-2008, 11:16 AM
No special rate this year. Rooms were not available to block off due to a few weddings at the hotel this year. I put a hold on a room on case no other option was available.

SmokeInDaEye
02-27-2008, 11:33 AM
Its your birthday, splurge a little and get a hotel room across the street

Nah, I only sleep outside. Will figure something out with the tent or will sleep in a chair.

Yakfishingfool
02-27-2008, 11:51 AM
I'm using the cot again. Hotels and shower are way over rated anyway. Scott

Hmmmmm...I do have a motor home......

Kirk
02-27-2008, 12:54 PM
think I will mosey up the road a bit and check out Langhorne,
This (http://www.redroof.com/reservations/inn_details.asp?innNumber=0165&NOA=&aYr=&aMo=&aDa=&dYr=&dMo=&dDa=&CP=&TA=&redi=&BTRSID=52qky545gsksvy5552c04ov5&BTR=RRProximityResults.aspx?searchtype=C) place isn't too far (10 minutes or so). Not sure what the rates are. There's a Sheraton right down the street from there to. They're both near Sesame Place and the Oxford Valley Mall. If I think of any more, I'll post them here.

Sledneck
02-27-2008, 01:50 PM
This (http://www.redroof.com/reservations/inn_details.asp?innNumber=0165&NOA=&aYr=&aMo=&aDa=&dYr=&dMo=&dDa=&CP=&TA=&redi=&BTRSID=52qky545gsksvy5552c04ov5&BTR=RRProximityResults.aspx?searchtype=C) place isn't too far (10 minutes or so). Not sure what the rates are. There's a Sheraton right down the street from there to. They're both near Sesame Place and the Oxford Valley Mall. If I think of any more, I'll post them here.Sheraton is $199 for the night. The comfort inn romm that i reserved was $209 for the night. Sheraton does have an indoor pool. Hmmmmmm can you say pool party?:wink:

Sledneck
02-27-2008, 01:54 PM
That red roof inn is a good deal at $110 a night

Westexbbq
02-27-2008, 02:04 PM
Yeah, so far red roof looks to be the most reasonable but I do miss the Hampton special.
I'm still thinking of the Motel Buick Century LTD or pitch the ol' tent from Scouting days gone by.

Sledneck
02-27-2008, 02:06 PM
Yeah, so far red roof looks to be the most reasonable but I do miss the Hampton special.
I'm still thinking of the Motel Buick Century LTD or pitch the ol' tent from Scouting days gone by.
If you want the free breakfast at the Hampton Inn we could always just sneak in, i hear they don't check IDs:rolleyes::biggrin:

butt head
02-27-2008, 04:04 PM
I plan on being their at 8am friday just like last year. we had an open field to choice from. if anyone needs to have a spot held let me know. I'd be happy to help.

Yakfishingfool
02-27-2008, 05:02 PM
Yeah, save all the good spots for brethren :)

Mrs. Sawdust
02-29-2008, 05:46 PM
We sent our application and money in today. I was out voted by the rest of the Polocks. I guess I wasn't fighting too much. I just hope we don't get stuck in a mud pit again this year. Maybe I will be pleasantly surprised, who knows? Gonna enjoy myself anyway. I always do.


Kirk,

We are reconsidering BBQ on the Farm. There were things that bothered me but Michele told me to get over it, she wants to cook!


Guys, it just goes to show who really runs the Two Fat Polocks BBQ Team:-D:lol::lol::lol::biggrin::-D:wink:

Sledneck
02-29-2008, 05:55 PM
Guys, it just goes to show who really runs the Two Fat Polocks BBQ Team:-D:lol::lol::lol::biggrin::-D:wink:
Ahhh behind a good man is usually a great woman. I can say that here cause Mrs Sledneck never reads the forum:biggrin: For those that reveal that i admitted that and tell her in person it will involve a broken leg:twisted:

Sledneck
02-29-2008, 05:58 PM
Back on topic, i wish the days would go by faster. I will be showing up early friday morning to get a spot and then off to great adventure with the kids. If anybody else is interested in going give me a holler. Since its my birthday the wife booked friday and saturday night at the sheraton.

K I N G P I N
02-29-2008, 06:11 PM
Well, I was thinking of coming or hitching a ride, buuuuuttttt I am on call that weekend. Damn, sucks owning your own business.

Got to be responsible.........SIGH!!!

Sledneck
03-01-2008, 06:24 AM
The Sheraton has a Best Rate Guarantee (match +10%). I found the room at hotels.com for 189.00 then i filled he online form for the BRG and they approved it so i got the room for 170.10. Here the thing, if you book it online they make you pay for it upfront and you cannot cancel. If you call the front desk and tell them you received a confirmation from BRG of that rate they will book you and give you the price with the standard reservation no money till you get there and still have the option to cancel.

SmokeInDaEye
03-02-2008, 01:26 PM
Back on topic, i wish the days would go by faster. I will be showing up early friday morning to get a spot and then off to great adventure with the kids. If anybody else is interested in going give me a holler. Since its my birthday the wife booked friday and saturday night at the sheraton.

I may be bringing the family too. Was looking at Sesame place, though.

WannaBeBBQueen
03-02-2008, 04:26 PM
Back on topic, i wish the days would go by faster. I will be showing up early friday morning to get a spot and then off to great adventure with the kids. If anybody else is interested in going give me a holler. Since its my birthday the wife booked friday and saturday night at the sheraton.


hmmm maybe we'll join you...

Sledneck
03-02-2008, 04:26 PM
I may be bringing the family too. Was looking at Sesame place, though.
The hotel is directly across teh street from sesame but my kids are a bit to old for that.

Sledneck
05-05-2008, 01:51 PM
45 teams so far

Sawdustguy
05-05-2008, 03:22 PM
The Polocks are climbing the walls. Less than 30 days to BBQ on the farm. We are jones'in big time! Than God for Oyster Bay. That will help our craving for a BBQ contest. We can't wait to see everyone again. It's been a long winter.

lunchlady
05-06-2008, 07:35 AM
Hey Side/Sled...our Cold Cuts will be there too, Joe's 9 and Rebecca's 11.

Since we probably won't pull in until very late Friday or way EARLY Saturday, we were thinking of going to 6 Flags on Monday after the cooking.

I will have one teeny tent (3x5) and one two room dome tent... maybe we could throw them all in there! Depending on how many EZ-UPs ya got, there should be room on yer own site for a tent. If I remember Merrimac correctly, you have a pretty small set-up.

Can't wait... humming 'happy bdays to you'...

Sledneck
05-06-2008, 08:33 AM
I can't get off that Monday. I am going to be there fri morning 1st thing to drop my stuff off. We are going to 6 flags on Friday.Both of my kids Steven(13) & Chris(9) will both be there for entire weekend though.