Spamarama

Spamarama

April or May
Spamarama is an annual salute to Spam, the canned lunch meat, that has been held in Austin, Texas, since 1978. Spamarama—"the official pandemonious potted pork party"—includes the Spam Cook-Off in which chefs vie to offer the best presentation of Spam, the Spam Jam (live musical entertainment), and the Spam-Alympics (events include a Spam relay race, a Spamburger-eating contest, and a Spam toss). The festival, which is also a charity event, has no association with Hormel Foods Corp., the company that produces the canned meat.
Hormel's main office is located in Austin, Minnesota, where the Spam Museum opened in September 2001.
CONTACTS:
Spamarama
9027 Northgate Blvd., Ste. 101
Austin, TX 78758
512-834-1827; fax: 512-834-9504
www.spamarama.org
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I imagine both of you remember the column I did on IFOCE (International Federation of Competitive Eating), and this week, my children, it's time to visit one of its distant cousins - the Spamarama.
Spamarama is a collection of thrilling events: there's the Spam Jam, with such musical luminaries as, er, The Uranium Savages and Grupo Fantasma, the great Spam Cook-off where professional and amateur chefs get to show off their talents with the pink flabby stuff, and the Spam Olympics.
They include the Spamarama in March, a festival which celebrates the tinned meat, and Eeyore's birthday party in April, dedicated to celebrate AA Milne's character, who always wanted someone to remember his birthday.