Official SMF N. FL Gathering -- April 13th 14th and 15th 2012

Discussion in 'Events' started by pineywoods, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Well both the bosses (TulsaJeff and my wife) said it's so much fun let's do it again so it will be April 13th, 14th and 15th, 2012. [​IMG]  We look forward to seeing all our old friends and making some new ones. If you've been a member forever or just joined today you are more than welcome to attend

    The property is just outside of Quincy, Fl  just west of Tallahassee and just south of Bainbridge, Ga any and all are more than welcome. Its not a bad drive from a lot of places and is not far off of I-10. You can fly into Tallahassee and we can arrange pickup there. We will have camping on site we have lots of space for tents and have power and water for several RV's as well. There is a campground with cabins and many motels not far away I'll post some info about them soon. This property is out in the sticks but we do have water and power and a few other amenities the camp area is a couple acres of cleared land with some buildings. We have several pole barns and a building with a kitchen. Last year we had three large reverse flow smokers running with lots of food coming off them you won't go hungry we promise ya.

    If you have any questions or need directions just send me a PM since RV sites here are limited please PM me to reserve one. We can do several thousand tents tho [​IMG]

    The Hampton Inn will be our official Hotel and will be offering discounted room rates of $79.99+ taxes just call them at 850-627-7555 and tell them you are with the Smoking Meat Forums group confirmation number 87582580 and you would like to reserve one of the rooms from that block. Be sure to tell them whether you want a king or two queens. Here's the rest of the info for the hotel

    Hampton Inn Quincy

    165 Spooner Road

    Quincy. FL 32351

    I have RV spots for Joe, Joel, Al, Kenneth and Keith and am out of spots that have electric and water unless something changes. If you want to bring an RV then Pm me and we'll try to figure something out.

    Still hundreds of sites for tents tho [​IMG]

    I went by the KOA today and it's about 10 miles from the camp. They will give our members special rates if you tell them when reserving that you will be attending the Smoking Meats Forum event.

    Not only do they have full hook up RV sites they also have some basic cabins. The cabins don't have bathrooms but they do have a nice clean bath house. Here are the rates they gave me

    Cabin $42.13 per night and that includes tax

    30 amp RV site  $32.27 per night and that includes tax

    50 amp RV site $34.25 per night and that includes tax

    There phone number is 850-442-6657

    Boykjo and Nepas will be doing a sausage making demo on Saturday

    Al Blancher will be doing a curing demo

    As things change or evolve I will update this post so check back for updates

    It's time to try to get an idea of how many people will be attending if you are coming please Pm me with how many you are bringing

    If you haven't received directions please send me a PM

    Here are some links from last year's Gathering

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/100174/n-fl-gathering-v

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/105346/pictures-of-the-n-florida-smf-gathering-2011

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/105343/n-fl-gathering-pics-lots-of-pics
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2012
  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Been there ,Done that .Will be doing it again in April.
     
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]

    Paint me there again.
     
  4. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Count me in as long as work permits. We will camp at your camp again.
     
  5. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Count me in.......I'll be bringing the pop-up again.......[​IMG]

    Joe
     
  6. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    Don't think I can make it. Right in the middle of Turkey season! Looks like tons of fun though!

    Bigfish
     
  7. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    I will be there for sure.. Might even bring my wife this year if I can talk her into it. Probably have to take her shopping in Tallahassee when it's all over or something[​IMG]

    Anyway.. Looking really forward to seeing all of you and I sure hope we can talk some of you other home bodies into coming out as well. Jerry was not lying when he said he's got plenty of room and that you won't go hungry!

    Fun! Fun! Fun!
     
  8. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member


    Them turkeys will wait till you get back[​IMG]
     
  9. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    There will be enough turkeys at the event to keep you busy,  just saying
     
  10. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I plan on having the Bubba in tow and headed east on the 12th. If I can score a case of turkey legs, how about that for some lunch time munchies?
     
  11. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead


    What is this "If" stuff Tim? ;o)
     
  12. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Sounds good Tim hopefully we can get Raptor to drag his smoker over again too
     
  13. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Or Get Joels monster there.
     
  14. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

     Marking my calender right now!

    Mike
     
  15. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Sounds like another great event.

    Hope we can make it this year.
     
  16. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Ok we had the S. Louisiana gathering which looked good and now the S.  Florida gathering is going on and hope it also is a good one...Soooooooooo WHY is it the OFFICIAL SMF N. FL. gathering. What makes this one so OFFICIAL over the other two ??????   Just wondering ????
     
  17. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Lots of factors are looked at such as consistency, growth rate, proximity to forum members, etc.. Last year was the first time that I helped to sponsor the N. Fl event.

    Great question!
     
  18. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    We were honored when Jeff asked and with his help we hope to keep them going and getting bigger and better every year. Hopefully this year we will again get people driving and flying in from all over the place to attend.
     
  19. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Oh...
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2011
  20. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Putting in for the time off early so plan on Sandy and I being there.
     

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