“We’ve added some great events to the Smokin’ Aces Festival this year including a huge car show, the Double Down Beer-Rita Fest with over 100 beverages including beer and frozen drinks for sampling, people’s choice BBQ tasting, American Cornhole sanctioned competitions, live music, and, of course, our Smokin’ Aces BBQ Championship so we hope that everyone will come out and play at the Smokin’ Aces Festival this year,” said Valerie Morris, vice president of communications, community relations, and convention services for Caesars Mid-South.
To celebrate the occasion, the Tunica casino & resort is offering visitors special hotel rates of Sunday – Thursday for $59 and Friday – Saturday for $119. Events include:
Smokin’ Aces BBQ Championship
Over $40,000 in prizes will be awarded in this Memphis Barbecue Network sanctioned contest. The grand champion receives $12,500 and an entry into the 2012 Memphis in May Barbecue Championship.
Koss MotorSports Full House Auto Fest Car Show, Competition, and Poker Run
The Koss MotorSports Full House Auto Fest features over $5,500 in prizes with over 125 classes for all years, makes, and models of automobiles. Antique cars, classic cars, street rods, trucks, motorcycles, imports, sport compacts, and mini trucks will all be on display and competing. Other events include the Beale Street Cruisin’ on September 15th from 4:30 – 7 p.m. with a parade to Harrah’s Tunica Hotel & Casino led by the Tunica Sherriff’s Office 1940 model police cruiser, IACS Sound Off, Drifting, VIP Show, Autocross, KMS Kuties, and KMS golf tournament.
American Cornhole Organization Sanctioned Events
The American Cornhole Organization’s Texas Hole’em ACO Cornhole Classic will feature over $6,500 in prizes, King and Queen of Cornhole Qualifiers for the King and Queen of Cornhole World Championships that will be held at Harrah’s Tunica Casino from January 5 – 8, 2012, and spotlight tournaments with $5 entry per player.
Double Down Beer-Rita Fest and BBQ Tasting
Guests will also have the chance to taste from over 100 beverages, including a wide range of beers from around the world, margaritas, and other frozen concoctions in the Double Down Beer-Rita Fest Friday from 5 – 9 p.m. and Saturday from Noon – 4 p.m. Guests may also judge world championship BBQ from the Smokin’ Aces BBQ Championship in the Smokin’ Aces People’s Choice tent from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m: Soul Shockers. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m: Venus Mission. From 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m: Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster.