Right about now, Dave DeWitt is doing his best impression of a chicken missing its noggin. Not because he has a weird sense of humor (although he does), however. No, this is the time of year when we at Sunbelt Media run around in final preparation for the National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show at the Sandia Resort & Casino. Having said all that, he took the time to post the guest chef list and event schedule for the 25th anniversary of this hottest of events. Here’s the deal, straight from the Pope’s keyboard:
Burn! The Official Fiery Foods & BBQ Show Program is a once-a-year opportunity to promote your products to the most targeted audience of chileheads and barbecue fans imaginable. Visitors use them to navigate through the show to find their favorite vendors. The newest batch of Scovie Award winners is also listed in this valuable resource. Buyers and the public alike take the programs home with them after the show and use them throughout the year for online shopping, etc.
Every company that purchases a booth today, Black Friday (red or green Friday to us!), will receive a free one-quarter page ad in our Show Program, which has a circulation of 10,000.
Get your FREE digital download of the 2012 Fiery Foods & BBQ Show program, with live links to all our exhibitors. Special bonus: a complete listing of the 2012 Scovie Awards winners!
Some of you may remember what went down when I went to last year’s Fiery Foods & BBQ Show. Here’s my recap of this year’s show, with ringside highlights of my rematch with the Scorpion.
The 24th annual show welcomed over 17,500 trade and general public attendees to the Sandia Resort & Casino, an increase of 3,500 from the previous year. Local exhibitors showcasing everything from hand-ground mustard to sugar-free mojito mixes said they benefitted from the increased turnout.
With this show’s record-setting attendance numbers, some of our exhibitors had underestimated the amount of samples they’d be handing out during the weekend. Ice cream stores to the rescue!