Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Talladega Superspeedway’s 16th Annual AWF Wild Game Cook-Off This Saturday, March 19

Local Celebrity Panel of Judges Named for Traditional Event Featuring Alabama’s Finest Cooks, Silent Auction and Much More!

TALLADEGA, AL (March 16, 2022) – Get a taste of the great outdoors during Talladega Superspeedway’s 16th annual Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) Wild Game Cook-Off this Saturday, March 19.

The event will be held in the 35,000 square foot BIG BILL’S Open Air Social club, located in the Talladega Garage Experience in the iconic ’Dega infield. Dozens of talented Alabama cook-off teams will bring their best recipes from wild game, fish and fowl to the table, fire up their grills and go head-to-head in the same area where NASCAR’s stars prepare their cars to tackle the 33-degree banked venue.

Teams will spend hours preparing mouth-watering dishes that everyone in attendance will have the opportunity to sample, some of which include venison, pheasant, duck, wild boar, shrimp and so much more. To purchase tickets or participate as a cook team, call Alabama Wildlife Federation at 334-285-4550 or visit their website at www.alabamawildlife.org. Tickets to attend the AWF Wild Game Cook-Off are $40 per person, or $50 per couple, while youth under the age of 15 receive free admittance. Gates open to the family-friendly event at 4 p.m. CST.

In addition to the delectable dishes prepared by some of Alabama’s best wild game chefs, the event will also feature live music, raffles, door prizes, and an incredible array of spectacular and unique silent auction items.

The winning teams will be determined by some of the state’s most recognizable voices, faces and those with bi-lines, as well as others who will serve as official judges. They include:

Ryan Brown – The Next Round Host

Lisa Crane – NBC 13 News Anchor

Ashley Gann – CBS 42 Chief Meteorologist

Chris Breece – CBS 42 Sports Director

Jeff Speegle – ABC 33/40 Weeknight Sports Anchor

James Bennett – Anniston Star Executive Editor

Grady Sapp – 95.1 The Mountain Radio Host

Kevin Moon – God’s Country 90.9 Radio Host

Dan Moultrie – National “Outdoors Hall of Fame” member & former Wildlife Conservationist of the Year.

Kevin Gibson – First Bank of Alabama

Prizes will be presented to the first through third place winners in each division, as well as a “Best Presentation” prize, and “Best Overall Winner.” The “Best Overall Winner” will be invited to the state finals held in Millbrook, AL (AWF Headquarters) on August 7, to compete for the title of AWF 2020 Wild Game Cook-Off State Champion.

The Alabama Wildlife Federation, established by sportsmen in 1935, is the state’s oldest and largest citizens’ conservation organization. The mission of the Alabama Wildlife Federation, a 501©3 non-profit group supported by membership dues and donations, is to promote conservation and wise use of Alabama’s wildlife and related natural resources as a basis for economic and social prosperity. To learn more about the Alabama Wildlife Federation, including membership details, programs and projects, visit www.alabamawildlife.org or by phone at 1-800-822-WILD.

NASCAR action returns to Talladega Superspeedway for its spring tripleheader weekend, April 23-24. Saturday will feature a doubleheader with the General Tire 200 for the ARCA Menards Series at Noon CDT followed by the Ag-Pro 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series event at 3:00 p.m. CDT. The weekend’s anchor event, the GEICO 500 NASCAR Cup Series race that will feature NASCAR’s new ‘Next Gen’ cars, is  scheduled for Sunday, April 24. The one-of-a-kind Talladega Garage Experience will also be open and ready for fans and will feature “up-close” access, interactive attractions and enhanced amenities with an array of fan activities for all ages. For more information, visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com.

About Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega Superspeedway is the most competitive racetrack on the NASCAR schedule (record 88 lead changes in 188 laps), the highest-banked (33 degrees) and the longest (2.66 miles), as well as the most fun and fan-friendly. Three- and four-wide racing at 200 mph are a norm at Talladega Superspeedway, along with nail-biting, photo finishes. For information, visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 1-877-Go2-DEGA.