SMOKE OFF 2017
The 2017 Smoke Off Festival will be held on Sunday 5 November from 11 am to 4 pm in the RSL Garden of Remembrance. The Festival showcases local food and wine with great local band Suzi and the Jetz playing throughout the day. While this is all happening, teams of up to 12 people will compete for prizes by firing up their barbecues to smoke hams, other meats, fish or even vegetables!
The event culminates in naming the Best Smoked Ham and the Best Smoked Other food as voted by a panel of Fleurieu food aficionados. Not only does the Smoke Off recognise each team’s culinary abilities, but for those who want to display their creative side, prizes are awarded for the best-decorated team “sites”, which naturally adds to the colour and excitement of this fun day.
Best of all, entry to the Smoke Off Festival is free.
Teams entering the Smoke Off Competition pay an entry fee on registration.
More details will be posted on this site and on facebook.
All enquiries to Ken Smith 0478 296 359.
Smoke Off 2016
The 2016 Cittaslow Goolwa Smoke Off was held on Sunday 6 November 2016
Sunday 6th November, what a marvellous day at Goolwa! Many highlights but a major attraction was the 8th annual Goolwa Smoke-Off. Nine teams of aspiring chefs worked long and hard at slow-cooking a ham or pork ribs even crocodile!! From the opening at 11.00 am until late in the day around a thousand people, mainly locals but plenty from the suburbs and further afield, enjoyed all the fun at the Garden of Honour.
Cittaslow Goolwa, the organisers of the event, are committed to a relaxed, laid-back lifestyle that works at making Goolwa the best that it can be for residents, for local businesses and for visitors – is there a better way than enjoying a highly entertaining event like the Smoke Off!
To top it off, the weather could not have been better. Bright sunshine, twenty plus degrees, just a zephyr of breeze and no rain, not even the tiniest cloud in the sky.
While the food was smoking away, those present sampled the marvellous wines – Langhorne Creek’s finest with the best of Shaw Family Vintners and Minko also on show. Food? Of course – Cittaslow sold out of their smoked ham sliders (with mustards and horseradish from Newman’s at Langhorne Creek), the famous Bombora pipi bike attracted a large crowd, while all-natural ice cream, milk shakes, Alexandrina Cheese, Matchett products, the CFS Sausage Sizzle and many more were very popular. In amongst it all the Mactones provided their great party music which even provoked a smattering of dancing late into the afternoon.
Judges for the best smoked ham, best food in the open category and the best themed site had their work cut out to arrive at the winners given the quality of the work from those competing.
Eventually the winners were announced:
Best Ham – Roadkill Smallgoods,
rd win for this team!)
The Smoke Off will benefit the Currency Creek CFS, the Goolwa RSL and Cittaslow Goolwa and promises to be back bigger and even better in 2017.
Check out Smoke Off Goolwa on facebook to find out more.
2016 GOOLWA SMOKE OFF WINNERS.
3. SA BBQ Wood
4. Crocodile Mundoo & Co.
1. Kenno’s Kettles
2. SA BBQ Wood
1. Spaced Out on Wentworth
2. Roadkill Smallgoods
3. Crocodile Mundoo & Co.
Prize winners in the raffle were
- Great Outdoor Cooker BBQ from Goolwa Tourism 5214 - Christine Putland
- 6 Pack of Ballast Stone wines - Ken Smith
- 6 Pack of Langhorne Creek wines - John Hansen
- Aquacaf dinner voucher - P G Berry
- Bombora@Goolwa Beach dinner voucher - Y Young
- Cafe Lime voucher - Peter Owen
- Hectors on the Wharf voucher - G O'Driscoll
- Rankines at the Whistle Stop voucher - Kathryn Jones
In addition, individual One Week vouchers from F.I.T. Health & Fitness Centre Goolwa were won by the following: Jane Williams, N Wilson, David Baker, Sam Rankine, Juliette and Deb from the Australasian, Sam Egan, Geoff R, Tony, Kaye and Linda