Our 2nd Annual Gettin' Sauced! BBQ sauce contest/festival will be held Saturday, August 27, 2011, at Independence Brewing Co. (Austin, TX). Start and end times TBD, but look for an afternoon event lasting about 3 hours.
The contest portion of Gettin' Sauced! will feature 2 divisions (Restaurant & Vendor), with several sauce categories within each division. For each division, winners will be chosen for each category, and an overall division winner will be chosen. Sauces will be tasted blindly by a panel of judges. For the festival portion of Gettin' Sauced!, hundreds of attendees will sample sauces & food from vendors, hear live music, enter to win door prizes, & pick a People's Choice sauce winner.
Tickets are now on sale (Click here.), and prices are based on month of purchase:
February & March: $8
April & May: $9
August (and at the gate on the day of the event): $12
Everyone who attends the event may participate in the People's Choice voting. If you would like to serve on the panel of judges for the contest portion of the event, you may purchase a judge's ticket for $15 (cash, check, or PayPal). Judges' slots are limited.
To all the BBQ joints, caterers, and BBQ sauce vendors out there: It doesn't matter where you are, you're eligible to enter. If you are unable or don't want to attend the event, you can simply enter the "SAUCE" registration level and send your sauce submission(s) in advance, per the instructions on the entry form. We already have entries coming in from places nowhere near Texas, so we encourage you to take part, regardless of your location!
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