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The Great American Cookout

In 2014, the Great American Cookout will hit the road for its eighth year, bringing the art and taste of outdoor cooking to some of the biggest and best barbeque contests, festivals and retail locations throughout the nation. Guided by the expert teaching of tour hosts, Mike and Christine Peters, the Great American Cookout is one class you won't want to play hooky from!

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The Great American Cookout wants to hook you up with the ultimate prize pack to send you on your way to cookout paradise, right in your very own backyard!

The BBQ Getaway Giveaway includes a grill from Big Green Egg®, grill gear from BBQ Guru, a Sam's Club® gift card, a six-pack of Budweiser® Genuine Sauces and beach-ready Adirondack chairs from Master of Mixes©. The Grand Prize will include a BBQ Celebrity Backyard Bash, presented by KCBS, a Master of Mixes "Goes to the Beach" prize-pack and more!

Four opportunities to win: Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day PLUS the end-of-tour Grand Prize drawing.

2014 GAC Schedule

27th High on the Hog Festival
4/18 - 4/19  |  Winchester, TN
37th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival
4/26 - 4/27  |  Vidalia, GA
Naptown barBayq Contest & Music Festival
5/3 - 5/4  |  Annapolis, MD
Rock'n Ribs BBQ Festival
5/9 - 5/10  |  Springfield, MO
Chesapeake Jubilee BBQ Cook-off
5/15 - 5/18  |  Chesapeake, VA
St. Louis Blues Week Festival
5/24 - 5/25  |  St. Louis, MO
Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival
6/13 - 6/14  |  Tryon, NC
Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle
6/21 - 6/22  |  Washington DC
Naperville Ribfest
7/3 - 7/7  |  Naperville, IL
Ribs, Pigs & Watermelon
8/8 - 8/10  |  Huntington Beach, CA
Conifer Mountain BBQ Challenge
8/15 - 8/16  |  Conifer, CO
Nugget Rib CookOff (Best in the West)
8/27 - 9/1  |  Sparks, NV
AZ Ryhthm & Ribs Country Music Festival
9/5 - 9/6  |  Cottonwood, AZ
Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Championship
9/26 - 9/27  |  Bentonville, AR
Bliss Brews & Que
10/10 - 10/11  |  Fort Bliss, TX
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