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Super Qualifying events give contestants a chance to win their way, along with travel stipends, to the World Food Championships in November. At least three (3) category Golden Tickets are up for grabs at our Super Qualifiers. So what are you waiting for? Check out these awesome events!

Alabama State Qualifier / West Alabama Food & Wine Festival - Fuller Goldsmith

The media group Alabama Coasting is the official Alabama State Partner for qualifying teams into WFC2018. A Golden Ticket, with waived entry, has been given to Chopped Junior Champion, Fuller Goldsmith, to compete in the World Food Championships in 2018.

DATE

April 12, 2018 - November 30,

LOCATION

Tuscaloosa, AL

Alabama State Qualifier / 9th Annual Dauphin Island Gumbo Cook-off

“You know, we cook some gumbo…” The 9th Annual Gumbo Festival, sponsored by the DI Chamber of Commerce, is set for Saturday, April 21 and will be held this year at the rodeo site from 11am-2pm. Come hungry and sample your way around the venue as teams compete for top honors in this annual event. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will go to support our own volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad! Musical entertainment will be provided by the Modern Eldorados.

DATE

April 21, 2018 - November 30,

LOCATION

Dauphin Island, AL

Tennessee State Qualifier / National Cornbread Festival Championship Cookoff

Public Markets is the official Tennessee State Partner for qualifying teams into WFC2018.  A Golden Ticket, with waived entry, will be given away to one lucky person to compete in the 2018 World Seafood Championship.

DATE

April 28 - 29, 2018

LOCATION

South Pittsburg, TN

Alabama State Qualifier / Fairhope Rotary Steak Cook-off

The media group Alabama Coasting is the official Alabama State Partner for qualifying teams into WFC2018. A Golden Ticket, with waived entry, will be given away to one lucky person to compete in the World Invitational Steak Championship at WFC2018.

DATE

May 11, 2018 - November 30,

LOCATION

Fairhope, AL

Tennessee State Qualifier / Street Food Festival

Public Markets is the official Tennessee State Partner for qualifying teams into WFC2018.  A Golden Ticket, with waived entry, will be given away to one lucky person to compete in the 2018 World Sandwich Championship.

DATE

May 27, 2018 - November 30,

LOCATION

Chattanooga, TN

Alabama State Qualifier / EAT Eastern Shore Judging Class

The media group Alabama Coasting is the official Alabama State Partner for qualifying teams into WFC2018. Golden Tickets, with waived entry, will be given away to two lucky people to compete in the World Sandwich Championship at WFC2018.

DATE

June 10 - 11, 2018

LOCATION

Fairhope, AL

Missouri State Qualifier / The Show Me Series in Columbia

ACWW, a Culinary Consortium, is the official Missouri State Partner for qualifying teams into WFC2018. Golden Tickets, with waived entries, will be given away to two lucky people to compete in the 2018 World Food Championships.

DATE

June 14, 2018 - November 30,

LOCATION

Columbia, MO

Tennessee State Qualifier / Big Kahuna Wing Festival

Public Markets is the official Tennessee State Partner for qualifying teams into WFC2018.  A Golden Ticket, with waived entry, will be given away to one lucky person to compete in the 2018 World Chicken Championship.

DATE

June 16, 2018 - November 30,

LOCATION

Knoxville, TN

Missouri State Qualifier / The Show Me Series in Kansas City

ACWW, a Culinary Consortium, is the official Missouri State Partner for qualifying teams into WFC2018. Golden Tickets, with waived entries, will be given away to two lucky people to compete in the 2018 World Food Championships.

DATE

June 21, 2018 - November 30,

LOCATION

Kansas City, MO

Tennessee State Qualifier / FiveStar Food Fight

Public Markets is the official Tennessee State Partner for qualifying teams into WFC2018.  A Golden Ticket, with waived entry, will be given away to one lucky person to compete in the 2018 World Chicken Championship.

DATE

July 15, 2018 - November 30,

LOCATION

Chattanooga, TN

Georgia State Qualifier / Burgers & Bacon - Atlanta Grillmaster Classic

The Greater McDonough Business Association is the official Georgia State Partner for qualifying teams into WFC2018. (4) Golden Tickets, with waived entry, will be given away to the top two winners to compete in the Bacon World Championship and the World Burger Championship at WFC2018.

DATE

July 28, 2018 - November 30,

LOCATION

McDonough, GA

Georgia State Qualifier / Eats & Sweets - Speedway Under the Stars

The Greater McDonough Business Association is the official Georgia State Partner for qualifying teams into WFC2018. (4) Golden Tickets, with waived entry, will be given away to the top two winners to compete in the World Dessert Championship and the World Sandwich Championship at WFC2018.

DATE

August 17, 2018 - November 30,

LOCATION

Hampton, GA

Tennessee State Qualifier / Lodge Cast Iron Cook-off

Public Markets is the official Tennessee State Partner for qualifying teams into WFC2018.  A Golden Ticket, with waived entry, will be given away to one lucky person to compete in the 2018 World Chef Challenge.

DATE

August 26, 2018 - November 30,

LOCATION

Chattanooga, TN

Tennessee State Qualifier / Beast Feast® BBQ Festival

Public Markets is the official Tennessee State Partner for qualifying teams into WFC2018.  A Golden Ticket, with waived entry, will be given away to one lucky person to compete in the 2018 World Barbecue Championship.

DATE

September 2, 2018 - November 30,

LOCATION

Chattanooga, TN

Tennessee State Qualifier / Springer’s Scenic City Wings

Public Markets is the official Tennessee State Partner for qualifying teams into WFC2018.  A Golden Ticket, with waived entry, will be given away to one lucky person to compete in the 2018 World Chicken Championship.

DATE

September 23, 2018 - November 30,

LOCATION

Chattanooga, TN

Texas State Qualifier / Super Chef Series

The City of Port Aransas is the official Texas State Partner for qualifying teams into WFC2018. (12) Golden Tickets, with waived entry, will be awarded to the chef winners to compete in the 2018 World Chef Challenge.

DATE

October 3 - 6, 2018

LOCATION

Port Aransas, TX

INFO

Coming Soon.

California State Qualifier / Cali Cooking Competition

Gotham Steel is the official California State Partner for qualifying teams into WFC2018. (20) Golden Tickets, with waived entry, will be given away to the winners of the ten categories of competition at the Cali Cooking Competition.

DATE

October 13 - 14, 2018

LOCATION

Hollywood, CA

INFO

Coming Soon.

Georgia State Qualifier / Best Burger Battle (for 2019)

The Greater McDonough Business Association is the official Georgia State Partner for qualifying teams into WFC2018. Atlanta Magazine's, Best Burger Battle, is now a Georgia State Qualifier for 2019 and two Golden Tickets with waived entry will be given for use at the 2019 World Food Championships. Visit http://www.atlantamagazine.com/bestburgerbattle/ for more information.

DATE

October 20, 2018 - November 30,

LOCATION

Atlanta, GA

Alabama State Qualifier / Fairhope Kiwanis Best of the Bay Gumbo Championship

The media group Alabama Coasting is the official Alabama State Partner for qualifying teams into WFC2018. Golden Tickets, with waived entry, will be given away to one lucky person to compete in the World Seafood Championship at WFC2018. This will be the 8th annual Best of the Bay Gumbo Championship, sponsored by Fairhope Kiwanis. The event has drawn an ever-increasing number of participants from community groups and local restaurants. It is the flagship fundraising event for the group and benefits multiple programs for the youth of Baldwin County.

DATE

October 20, 2018 - November 30,

LOCATION

Fairhope, AL