I just wanted to touch base with you all.
Our first ever competition is getting legs! The community is ready with open arms. Vendors are already lining up to be part of the event and we have had good response with cookers.
As you probably already know, Arlie Brag of Arlieque is working with us to ensure we do this thing right. He's one of the best in the business and it shows with what he is doing for us.
But my point for this thread is to reach out to the KCBS cookers that may be thinking about coming to join us for our festivities. We want this to be the best event you go to every year! I know. That's a lofty goal. But our little town has a reputation of doing just that. All you have to do to check our references is to talk to a participant in our Early Iron car show or Rails and Ales Brewfest, to see that we will work hard to make sure you enjoy your visit. And there is no better place on earth to spend a weekend in September!
We know you have a choice. Thanks for letting us show you what we mean.
With that in mind, we want your feedback. We are planning to host a party for our sponsors and cookers the Thursday night before we kick off the competition. The beer trailer will already be there for the weekend, so we thought we'd tap into the kegs a little early and let you have a fun night before you get started.
Then, when you get done, we are sending two people per team on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad to their exclusive concert sight in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains for a concert by the Flying W Wranglers! It's a beautiful place accessible only by train. And if you need more tickets, we'll make sure you get a discount on those as well. If you need tickets, contact me.
It's a great way to unwind and relax before you journey back to the real world.
Our competition itself will include a separate category, outside KCBS, that allows you to cook anything you like, as long as it includes red or green chili! And we will have vendors roasting fresh green chilis in the park during the weekend so you can get the freshest, best tasting products to use in your recipes. Can you imagine the aroma of not only barbecue, but roasting chilis at the same time? Our attendees will be so hungry, you won't have anything to take home for snacks!
So give us your feedback. What else can we do to make your trip to Alamosa the best place you've ever cooked?
Look forward to seeing you September 6-8!