Inland Empire Foodie Weekend
IE FOODIE WEEKEND – Looking for BBQ Competitors
2 Days of Epicurean Delights ~ Fun for the Entire Family
ONTARIO, CA – Planning is well underway for the IE Dixie Salsa BBQ Championship, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Spaces are still available for competitors looking to showcase their BBQ grillin’ talents. Total purse prize is $5,000. Grand champion will receive $1000 and the reserve champion will receive $500. (1st = $300; 2nd = $250; 3rd = $175; 4th = $100; 5th = $50). The increase of participating teams will increase the prize purse. Categories include chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. Applications can be found on www.HBAtoday.com or www.Facebook.com/DixieSalsa2012.
On Saturday, May 5 the IE Dixie Salsa BBQ Competition will bring over 30 competitors to participate and bring their best BBQ before the judges. On Sunday, May 6 the IE Food Truck Fest will return for the third time. Both days will feature gourmet food, live music, entertainment, vendors, a kid’s zone and fun for the whole family.
General Admission is $10 per day, $8 in advance or a 2 day ticket will sell for $18, $14 in advance. Parking is FREE. Children 6 and under are FREE. An additional early entry ticket is available for $5 on Sunday for the IE Food Truck Fest. This early entry will allow you the opportunity to reduce your time in line at your favorite food trucks. Tickets are available at the Citizens Business Bank Arena Box Office or ticketmaster.com.
About the IE Food Truck Fest – Spotlighting the gourmet food truck movement that has exploded over the past few years, the IE Food Truck Fest is celebrating this new style of street food with a one stop location for one day in Southern California’s Inland Empire. The IE Food Truck Fest will showcase the delectable cuisine with a diverse mix of 40+ gourmet food trucks gathered at Citizens Business Bank Arena where the community can experience several epicurean delights all at one location. In addition to featuring these mobile eateries, there will be a kid’s fun zone featuring paint less paintball, rock climbing, bounce houses and more. Also live local music, business vendors, giveaways, and more. Sponsors include AEG Facilities, Levy Restaurants, Burrtec, and City of Ontario.
Tickets are $10 General Admission, $8 in Advance; Children age 6 and under are free. Parking is free. Early Entry tickets are an additional $5. Tickets may be purchased at www.Ticketmaster.com (plus fees) or at Citizens Business Bank Arena box office. Visit www.iefoodtruckfest.com for more details.
About the IE Dixie Salsa BBQ Competition – Brought to you by the Hispanic Business Alliance, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society the first annual IE Dixie Salsa BBQ Competition will take place at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Over 30 teams will compete for cash prizes and trophies. A Certified Barbeque Judging Class will be offered prior to the competition on May 4th. Over 70 local business vendors will be on site. A Live Music Youth Competition will support local groups with cash prizes and community support. In addition a car show, children’s activity zone, entertainment and more will provide a fun filled family event. Sponsored by Corporate Advocate, Radio LAZER, Minuteman Press, Novelty Printing, Elite Reward Card, Plan Ahead Events, Epiphany Marketing.
Tickets are $10 General Admission, $8 in Advance, Children 6 and under are FREE. Parking is FREE. Tickets are available at Citizens Business Bank Arena box office or ticketmaster.com (plus fees). Visit facebook.com/dixiesalsa2012 or www.hbatoday.com for more details.
About Citizens Business Bank Arena – built and owned by the City of Ontario, operated by AEG Facilities, includes 9,500 fixed seats with additional “portable” seating risers to accommodate capacities of 11,089 for concerts, 9,736 for ice hockey or arena football and 10,832 for basketball. The 225,000 square foot venue features 36 luxury suites located on two levels and a continuous concourse hosting a variety of refreshment stands, merchandise kiosks, a VIP club and other fan amenities. Citizens Business Bank Arena hosts ice hockey and a variety of other sporting competitions, concerts, family shows, special events, conventions, school and community activities as well as private events. The Arena is home to Ontario Reign, an ECHL Premier AA Hockey Team. The venue is the largest and most modern arena within the Inland Empire, an area with over 4.1 million people. It is located in the City of Ontario, on a 37-acre parcel located between Haven Avenue and Milliken Avenue, Fourth Street and the I-10 Freeway. For more information visit: CBBankArena.com