Tuesday, June 21, 2011

This past weekend, we attended the 52nd Annual Poultry Federation Festival. They did a bang up job of planning entertainment to suit everyone! The event has a Bass Tournament on beautiful Beaver Lake, a Golf Tournament at Bella Vista's courses, even skeet shooting, horseshoes and a motorcycle rally! There's a Ladies Luncheon and with all of the great shopping in NW Arkansas, we had plenty to keep ourselves "occupied!" Friday night Little Big Town put on a great concert at the 
John Q.Hammons Convention Center. 

Now when the bunch of fun-loving Tyson Team Members gather for the event, they have to have a "theme!" This year we celebrated Mardi Gras with food and fun at Saturday's Festival.

Teams from different locations competed to win the People's Choice Award.

Tyson of Monett, Missouri had a complete meal of crawdads, artisan chicken sausage (Tyson Team Member Larry's secret recipe!), chicken sausage sliders, red beans and rice, homemade potato chips and beignets!

Contestants take this challenge seriously, it's high praise to win a cooking contest when you work for a food company!

It's also a time to show off your stuff, lot's of fancy smokers were there.

You can't imagine how good it smelled! Lots of secret marinades and spices...

Chicken sausage

Pulled Honey BBQ Chicken~last year's winner!

Everyone was having a great time, despite the 90 degree temps!

You can't expect this group to get together without a little harmless joke or two...
The cooler said "FREE BEER" on top!!!


  1. What a fun time by all ... but I'll pass on the 'free beer' ... chuckle!

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~

  2. Looks like a great time! If that sign had said "free pop" they would have had to get the EMTs there for me.

  3. I'll bet the smell was amazing! I could eat chicken every day! Yum!

  4. This post makes my mouth water. I'll have to remember the cooler stunt!
    xo, Cheryl

  5. Looks like fun, altho the fellow with the blonde hair is a little disturbing!!

  6. I'm so glad I found someone with a blog from the beautiful Ozarks! Our home base is West Plains,MO so I appreciate those awesome mountains!
    That beer cooler job is too funny! I'll have to use that next time we have a get together!
    Blessings, Kathy


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