SOURCE: Amelia Island CVB

Amelia Island CVB

February 21, 2013 09:30 ET

Amelia Island's Great Southern Tailgate Cook-Off Partners With Smithfield® Rib Super Series for 2013

AMELIA ISLAND, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2013) - The Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau (AICVB) has announced a partnership with Smithfield® Rib Super Series for the 2013 Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off, Aug. 23-24. One of 12 high-profile Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) sanctioned events to participate in the series, the Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off will offer professional teams added incentive for competing in the event.

The Smithfield® Rib Super Series is a points chase competition with bonus money payouts for the top three finalists in the Ribs category, at each contest and overall. All participating teams will also receive two complimentary racks of Smithfield spareribs to use as their turn-in or for experimentation. Teams participating in the points chase will earn points based on their finishing position at their best four events in the series, making them eligible for additional bonus Grand Prize money.

To participate, teams must be registered for the barbeque competition and visit the KCBS Web site at for additional registration. Participating teams must be registered two weeks prior to the event.

The Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off offers a two-day, family-friendly event with live musical entertainment and barbeque samplings from some of the top competitors in the country. The full details and team registration will be announced in April at

About Amelia Island
Northeast Florida's coastal treasure, Amelia Island is a barrier island rich in colorful history and breath-taking natural beauty. Consistently ranked in the top 10 North American Islands by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler, Amelia Island offers long, beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife, and pristine waters. Upscale resorts with world-class spas, championship golf and exclusive dining blend effortlessly with a captivating collection of bed and breakfast inns and historic districts. Forget the everyday getaway; Come make memories on Amelia Island. For visitor information and online planning, visit

About Smithfield Foodservice
Smithfield Foodservice is a division of the Smithfield Packing Company. As a USDA Process-Verified company, Smithfield Foodservice produces a variety of fresh commodity cuts, value-added fresh pork products, and packaged meats for commercial and non-commercial foodservice segments. All of the company's products are made with the highest standards of quality, safety, traceability through vertical integration, and environmental responsibility. Smithfield Foodservice also supports customers with recipe development and product innovation. Learn more at and

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