Get a taste of the great outdoors during Talladega Superspeedway’s 15th annual Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) Wild Game Cook-Off on Saturday, February 29.
The event will be held in the 35,000 square foot BIG BILL’S Open Air Social club, located in the new Talladega Garage Experience in the iconic ’Dega infield. Dozens of talented Alabama cook-off teams will bring their best recipes from wild game, fish and fowl to the table, fire up their grills and go head-to-head in the same area where NASCAR’s stars prepare their cars to tackle the 33-degree banked venue.
The winning teams will be determined by some of the state’s most recognizable voices, faces and those with bi-lines who will serve as official judges. They include:Jim Dunaway – WJOX 94.5 The Roundtable Co-Host Ryan Brown – WJOX 94.5 The Roundtable Co-HostMatt Murphy – Talk 99.5 Matt and Aunie HostAndrea Lindenberg – Talk 99.5 Matt and Aunie HostGreg Burgess – WZZK The Rick and Bubba Show HostMike Dubberly – FOX6 Good Day Alabama Co-HostGuy Rawlings – NBC 13 News AnchorLisa Crane – NBC 13 News AnchorRick Karle – NBC 13 News AnchorChris Breece – CBS 42 Sports DirectorAnthony Cook – Anniston Star/Daily Home Executive EditorJeff Speegle – ABC 33/40 Weeknight Sports AnchorAdam Schwartz – It’s a Southern ThingDJ Ricky Aaron – 106.9 The Eagle PersonalityMadison Reeves – iHeartMedia (102.5 The Bull, 103.7 The Q)
Teams will spend hours preparing mouth-watering dishes that everyone in attendance will have the opportunity to sample, some of which include venison, pheasant, duck, wild boar, shrimp and so much more. Tickets to attend the AWF Wild Game Cook-Off are $40 per person, or $50 per couple, while youth under the age of 15 receive free admittance. Gates open to the family-friendly event at 4 p.m. CST.
In addition to the delectable dishes prepared by some of Alabama’s best wild game chefs, the event will also feature live music, raffles, door prizes, and an incredible array of spectacular and unique silent auction items.
To purchase tickets or participate as a cook team, call Alabama Wildlife Federation at 334-285-4550 or visit their website at www.alabamawildlife.org.
Prizes will be presented to the first through third place winners in each division, as well as a “Best Presentation” prize, and “Best Overall Winner.” The “Best Overall Winner” will be invited to the state finals held in Millbrook, AL on August 8, to compete for the title of AWF 2020 Wild Game Cook-Off State Champion.
The Alabama Wildlife Federation, established by sportsmen in 1935, is the state’s oldest and largest citizens’ conservation organization. The mission of the Alabama Wildlife Federation, a 501©3 non-profit group supported by membership dues and donations, is to promote conservation and wise use of Alabama’s wildlife and related natural resources as a basis for economic and social prosperity. To learn more about the Alabama Wildlife Federation, including membership details, programs and projects, visit www.alabamawildlife.org or by phone at 1-800-822-WILD.
NASCAR action returns to Talladega Superspeedway for its spring tripleheader weekend, April 24-26. The General Tire 200 for the ARCA Menards Series will kick off the action-packed weekend on Friday, April 24. The MoneyLion 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series event is set for Saturday, April 25, with the weekend’s anchor event, the GEICO 500 NASCAR Cup Series race scheduled for Sunday, April 26. The one-of-a-kind Talladega Garage Experience will also be making its spring debut during the race weekend, which features “up-close” access, interactive attractions and enhanced amenities with an array of fan activities for all ages. For more information, visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com.
About Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega Superspeedway – which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year – is the most competitive race track on the NASCAR schedule (record 88 lead changes in 188 laps), the highest-banked (33 degrees) and the longest (2.66 miles), as well as the most fun and fan-friendly. Talladega offers something for everyone, including hundreds of acres of free camping, amazing kids tickets and college student prices, along with special offers for military members, first responders, teachers and educators. It’s home to the all-new, one-of-a-kind Talladega Garage Experience, which debuted in fall of 2019, featuring “up-close” access, interactive attractions and enhanced amenities. Allowing fans to be immersed into the sport like never before, the Garage Experience offers fans the opportunity to be under the same roof as the race teams as they prepare the machines in the garage, plus be a part of the Gatorade Victory Lane celebrations while enjoying FREE Wi-Fi and value-priced concessions, all under $4.The historic venue, which opened in 1969, is deemed NASCAR’s “Party Capital” thanks to the track’s infamous infield, the traditional Saturday Night Infield Concert on event weekends and renowned Talladega Blvd., home of the “Big One on the Blvd.” party. It’s the site of the most comfortable seats in motorsports, large ISM Vision HD video boards lining the frontstretch and numerous pre-race activities for fans on race day, including special Kids VIP opportunities. For ticket information, visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 855-518-RACE (7223).