Attention local steak and ale lovers, have I a pair of smokin’ hot tickets for you!
STEAK STOCK is happening at Ajax Downs Racetrack, 50 Alexander’s Crossing, Ajax, ON, on July 18th & 19th, which means exceptional Southern-style barbecue served along with Ontario’s best craft beers, great live music and the exhilarating, unique experience that is LIVE Quarter Horse Racing! Southern Ontario has been inspired by the deep south and it’s going to taste SO GOOD!
“Quarter Horse racing is special because it attracts the young with its focus on brute speed. It also attracts the cowboy in all of us with its western appeal.” – Nick Coukos, Professional Handicapper at Ajax Downs
So, has attending the world famous Kentucky Derby been on your personal bucket list? It’s certainly on mine. Oh! the excitement, the food, the people, the big fancy hats! The Ajax Down’s STEAK STOCK doesn’t quite have the same traditions and regulations as Kentucky’s festival but this is still one excellent opportunity to unleash our inner cowboys and Southern belles — even if just for one weekend.
That weekend includes a LIVE Chef vs. Chef BBQ Cook-Off, face painting (for the kids of all ages), a BBQ giveaway, musical performances from country/alt rock acts like Autumn Hill, Casey Spencer, Leah Daniels, Jack Connolly and many more, AND all of my favourite local brew makers and master meat smokers will be serving up their own unique pairing of beer + southern-style barbeque. Seriously, all of them will be there:
- Horn Dawgs
- Fidel Gastro’s
- Jimmy Guaco’s
- Beau’s All Natural
- Brock Street Brewing
- The Publican House Brewery
- Underdog’s Brewhouse
- Manantler Craft Brewing Co.
- Shiny Apple Cider
Kids are welcome, single day passes available. Come hang out with me on the greens, it’s going to be an amazing weekend! Tickets are currently available on the STEAK STOCK website OR I have two weekend passes for you to WIN.
With BBQ, beer and music in mind, what would you name your very own race horse?
Comment below or tweet me @hotpinkapron, using the hashtag #AjaxDowns, your answer and I’ll add you to our random.org generated raffle. Be quick! Winners will be notified by Thursday morning.