Oinktoberfest has continuous music all three days, plenty of BBQ vendors, a KCBS sanctioned Competition Saturday, a Whole Hog Competition, Outdoor Cooking Contest and the Rib Oink-Off on Sunday and an Awards Ceremony following the contests both days. So plan on coming out to celebrate the exciting world of BBQ with a Hawaiian flair at the Great Pumpkin Farm for Oinktoberfest, Sept. 20-22, 2019
Aloha to the Pig!
Hawaii’s iconic Kālua pig is as close to classic BBQ as any. Whole pigs were traditionally roasted in underground ovens known as imus that were heated by wood and lined with volcanic hot stones. After the rocks got hot enough, the pig is placed in the oven and then surrounded by wet banana leaves for protection. Cooked this way all day yields a succulent, lightly smoked, tender and aromatic abundance of pork. This method of cooking is still in use at traditional Hawaiian event such as Luaus.
Hawaii’s ethnic diversity and associated multicultural influences has created a melting pot of ingredients and preparations for their food. To name a few examples: poke, small cubes of marinated raw fish; musubi, sushi made of Spam; loco moco, hamburger patties over rice, topped with brown gravy and a fried egg; lomi-lomi salmon, salted, diced and served with tomatoes, and Maui onion; and poi, mashed cooked taro root. As you can see there are plenty of options to accompany their BBQ. Our Sunday contests will focus on these Hawaiian ideas as will Saturday’s optional categories.
Located in Clarence, NY, a suburb of Buffalo, Oinktoberfest is the longest continuously running BBQ competition in NY and has grown and prospered to become one of WNY’s premiere events. It is a part of Western New York’s biggest family event, the Fall Festival at the Great Pumpkin Farm. Admission Saturday and Sunday is $8/person, including free parking and a variety of activities at the Farm. Discounted tickets are available at all Wegmans. Friday night is FREE admission for Oinktoberfest only. We are sure you will be entertained and your appetites satisfied.