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Sledneck
05-17-2008, 04:01 PM
I read this on another board. Anybody know anything about this event? Its the same weekend as Hudson Valley






HEY ALL!

We are seeking competitors for our BBQ COOK OFF - AUGUST 16TH 2008

25,000-30,000 expected to attend the festival

2 stages of live music, 4 radio stations, 1 newspaper, 2 TV shows and Online promotion.

location: Carlton Ave. Central Islip NY, 11722

contact: Tom Cavallaro

tom@cavallaromediaservices.com

This Non-profit event is to raise Scholarship funds for worthy graduating students from Central Islip High School.

Will be a Great Family Day... Come on Down and Make Some New Frihttp://www.barbecuenews.com/forum/icon_smile_big.gifends!

BBQchef33
05-17-2008, 06:03 PM
WTF?? :confused:

someones coming in from the outfield?

MAsQue
05-17-2008, 06:09 PM
The name cavallaro sounds familiar for some reason, although that means squat with my memory lately. Can't say I'd heard of the event before. LI.com http://events.longisland.com/events.php?Category=6 lists it as a one day affair in CI, but not much other info.

We're committed to New Paltz in any case.

Sledneck
05-17-2008, 06:43 PM
WTF?? :confused:

someones coming in from the outfield?
How dare they enter brethren turf without notifying us:twisted:

barfly
05-17-2008, 06:54 PM
Just requested a cooks packet for the hell of it. I'll let ya know what comes of it if anything.

motoeric
05-17-2008, 07:01 PM
I shot him an email. Hopefully it will be a nice event/venue.

It's too bad that it's up against Hudson.

Eric

Westexbbq
05-17-2008, 08:36 PM
New kid in town?
tres interresant...

motoeric
05-19-2008, 03:50 PM
I spoke with the organizer/PR person this afternoon.

The reason for the short time frame is that they just got the permits.
The event is not being sanctioned (at least as of right now).
They are long on ambition and short on knowledge. I offered to answer any questions that they may have, and he had a number that led me to believe that they aren't BBQ proficient.
It seems that they have a strong infrastructure and plenty of available space.

I'll let you know when I have more information.

Eric

Sledneck
05-19-2008, 03:51 PM
Is it a one day event?

pigmaker23
05-19-2008, 04:39 PM
you should point them in the right direction and have them move the day, with no sanction, and being the same day as Hudson Valley they will not enjoy a successful event, as hard as it is to get somebody to promote a contest, the last thing we should let happen is to have them fail at the first attempt and decide to not try again, just my .02



I spoke with the organizer/PR person this afternoon.

The reason for the short time frame is that they just got the permits.
The event is not being sanctioned (at least as of right now).
They are long on ambition and short on knowledge. I offered to answer any questions that they may have, and he had a number that led me to believe that they aren't BBQ proficient.
It seems that they have a strong infrastructure and plenty of available space.

I'll let you know when I have more information.

Eric

motoeric
05-19-2008, 06:18 PM
you should point them in the right direction and have them move the day, with no sanction, and being the same day as Hudson Valley they will not enjoy a successful event, as hard as it is to get somebody to promote a contest, the last thing we should let happen is to have them fail at the first attempt and decide to not try again, just my .02

That's not going to happen. The BBQ aspect is a small part of their overall event. I'm going to try to talk them into lowering their aspirations. Believe it or not, they were looking for about 50 teams.

Eric

SmokeInDaEye
05-19-2008, 07:35 PM
Hmmmm. In theory I could do it if its a one day thing since I'm skipping hudson valley to prep for new holland. Just wish we had more teams. Grilling on the bay is light too.

Sawdustguy
05-20-2008, 11:19 AM
I sure hope that this contest evolves. It would be great to have another sanctioned KCBS contest here on Long Island. We would give up Hudson Valley to stay local with the prices of Gas. Maybe next year.

Sledneck
05-21-2008, 10:11 AM
That's not going to happen. The BBQ aspect is a small part of their overall event. I'm going to try to talk them into lowering their aspirations. Believe it or not, they were looking for about 50 teams.

Eric
You would think a group like that looking for 50 teams would at least answer one of my emails:roll:

pigmaker23
05-21-2008, 10:14 AM
same thing , no response from the guy

Westexbbq
05-21-2008, 10:30 AM
moi aussi.

MAsQue
05-21-2008, 10:38 AM
moi aussi.

You're an Australian??? :wink:

Sledneck
05-21-2008, 10:41 AM
You're an Australian??? :wink:
I always thought something peculiar bout wes. I bet he has fosters in them texas beers he's always touting

timzcardz
05-21-2008, 10:51 AM
It would appear that the car show and BBQ comp are to be segregated from the rest of the festival.

From the pics here (http://2008centralislip-islandiafestival.blogspot.com/) the car show and BBQ are to be in the parking lots by Target, whereas the fair sales appear to be on a part of Carleton Avenue that is located to the north of Target.

One would think that with all the pics, they would have put more info?

timzcardz
10-14-2008, 10:39 AM
Does anyone know what ever happened to this?

Doesn't seem to be any updates on their site: http://libbqs.com/EventsCalendar.aspx

No pics so it never happened?

Sledneck
10-14-2008, 10:45 AM
It did happen and motoeric won the GC

Westexbbq
10-14-2008, 10:47 AM
It was a non-event.
This thread should be put to sleep.

motoeric
10-14-2008, 11:06 AM
It did happen and motoeric won the GC


Wheee! I'm a Grand Champion!!!

In all seriousness, the event went off, but without the BBQ.

There were some very odd, strong and pervasive political stuff going on that harpooned the BBQ aspect that was already a bit rocky due to a lack of expertise.

I'm not going to go into details, but it was pretty intense, very surprising and had racial overtones.

I believe that the organizer is going to try again with a BBQ event (and just a BBQ event). I hope that he starts small like Ben did with the Smoke and Steam grilling contest in Oyster Bay (by the way, next year's date is set) and creates something to build on.

Eric

Sledneck
10-14-2008, 12:26 PM
Wheee! I'm a Grand Champion!!!

In all seriousness, the event went off, but without the BBQ.

There were some very odd, strong and pervasive political stuff going on that harpooned the BBQ aspect that was already a bit rocky due to a lack of expertise.

I'm not going to go into details, but it was pretty intense, very surprising and had racial overtones.

I believe that the organizer is going to try again with a BBQ event (and just a BBQ event). I hope that he starts small like Ben did with the Smoke and Steam grilling contest in Oyster Bay (by the way, next year's date is set) and creates something to build on.

EricWhat is the date for SMoke n steam?

motoeric
10-14-2008, 12:58 PM
May 2nd.

Eric

WannaBeBBQueen
10-14-2008, 01:03 PM
Great I'll put that one on our calendar.:biggrin:

Sledneck
10-14-2008, 01:06 PM
That is great. It was a great and event that only get better. Are they adding bbq to it?