We are just a few short weeks away from this great event.
Let me tell you a little about this event.
Good Sam is the AAA (Triple A) of the RV world. They also are the parent company of Camping World.
This event is one of their RV shows that they host throughout the Nation. For years they have been trying to find out how to attract more people to these events and a Younger crowd to these events.
They met several of our friends out at last March's NASCAR Race & got to talking. They contacted me and the rest is History.
We REALLY want to put on a good event & show for them so that they not only have us back again next year, but also have us produce more of these events throughout the nation at many of their other shows. We need your help to make this a possibility.
The Great People at Good Sam have asked us to have a local charity that is important to us as our "Official" Charity of the event. We chose the Cure SMA charity as this is one that we have worked with for years and do their annual Walk & Roll event each year. This group is very close to our hearts and we are excited to have them as a part of this event. As you know, the Health Department here in Maricopa County is almost impossible to work with for events like this. We did get a Blanket Health Permit that allows the teams to hand out Samples for FREE. However, we want to help the SMA raise some money as well as help all of you to recoop some of your money. So the SMA will be out at the event selling $2/sample tickets. The public will purchase those tickets & then bring them around to the teams for a 2 oz or 1 rib bone sample. At the end of the event, you will turn your tickets in to the SMA for $1/ticket back. In order to do this, each team will have to get an $85 Health Permit from the Maricopa County Health Department. Yes, it's another expense, but with 1000 RVers stuck out there for 3 days smelling BBQ, we all think this will be a great part of the event. We understand not all of you will do the Sampling, but we do encourage you to if you can. It will go a long way toward showing Good Sam & PIR that we can support this type of event a well as help out this great Charity. It's also a great way to interact with the public and showcase your BBQ skills. http://www.maricopa.gov/EnvSvc/EnvHealth/OnlineForms/TemporaryPermitApplication.aspx
The one thing that sold them on hosting a BBQ Competition was our Famous Friday Night Appetizer Party. They love the community aspect of this and have really touted it. We have a lot of great prizes for this, so bring you best dishes and come join us for a fun evening. There will be entertainment & fireworks both Friday & Saturday nights as well.
This is an RV Show and they are charging to attend. The daily cost is $10/person. Our BBQ area is outside of the main show, so we are not sure if they will require everyone to have a ticket to come to the BBQ. You can visit http://www.goodsamrvshow.com/ for more info on that.
*****Each team & member will need to stop by the Will Call trailer by Gate 1 as you arrive to pick up your credentials. Once you do that, the Good Sam & PIR folks will direct you to the BBQ area where myself & my team will be and we will get you set in your space.
Arrival times are as follows:
Thursday, 2/23 Noon - 6 pm
Friday, 2/24 8 am - 6 pm (NOTE: COOKS meeting is at 5 pm)
Please READ over the info sheet, we recommend printing it out and having it with you.
If you have any questions, e-mail me, call me, post up at http://www.azbarbeque.com/forums/good-sam-bbq-showdown/ or post up at https://www.facebook.com/events/1214935408581326/
Thanks for your support, now let's get ready to BBQ.
P.S. - We still have room for more teams, so please share this on your social media and with your friends.