Sontava! Hot Sauce Fires Up the Prize Wheel

The 27th annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival took place on August 20, and the Prize Wheel was there. Sontava! Hot Sauce fired up hot sauce lovers with spins on the Wheel.

Sontava Prize Wheel spinners

Sontava!’s signature hot sauces feature “a thick, all-vegetable blend of fire and flavor that’s unlike all those other watered-down hot sauces”.

At the heart of the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival was the hot sauce contest. The blind-tasting competition for individuals, restaurants, and commercial bottlers was conducted by top chefs, food writers, and notable personalities.

Sontava hot sauces on table

The festival took place at Fiesta Gardens in Austin. Admission to the event was free with a donation of three nonperishable food items. All foods were donated to the Central Texas Food Bank.

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Zoe Coffee & Kitchen Spins Lattes and More for WSU Picnic Day

Zoe Coffee & Kitchen welcomed students back to the Pullman campus at Washington State University on Friday, August 18, for Community Resource Fair at Dining Services’ All Campus Picnic. The coffeehouse rewarded students with spins for free espresso shots, lattes, burger baskets and more.

Zoe Coffee and Kitchen Prize Wheel

About 5,000 students celebrated the new academic year while enjoying a barbecue lunch, music and the community fair at the All Campus Picnic.

Washing State University Campus Picnic

Zoe’s Coffee & Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner each day at 1005 East Main in Pullman, Washington.

Trader Joe’s Celebrates 50th with Prize Wheel

Trader Joe’s will celebrate its 50th anniversary at 467 stores across the U.S. on Friday, August 25. In-store celebrations will include special product tastings, games, giveaways and deals.

Trader Joe's New York

Shoppers at the Staten Island, New York location will have a chance to spin the Prize Wheel for prizes, enjoy product demonstrations and even take part in a dunk tank.

“These festivities are for thanking customers,” says a spokeswoman for the California-based chain. The gratitude reaches back five decades.

the first Trader Joe's store

The first Trader Joe’s opened in Pasadena, California, on Arroyo Parkway on Aug. 25, 1967. That store is still going strong.

Spinning the Wheel at the Great New York State Fair

Syracuse’s 105.9 The Rebel will be spinning the Prize Wheel for tons of prizes during the Great New York State Fair. The Fair runs from August 23 to September 4 at the Fairgrounds in Syracuse, New York.

The Rebel Broadcasting Center will be located between gates 3 and 4 behind the Agricultural Museum. The Cumulus Prize Wheel will be spinning each day, noon to 2:00 p.m. on weekdays and weekends from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Prizes from Wonderworks, Nu-Look Collision, Berry Global, Perry’s Ice Cream and more will be available from the Wheel.

Although the The 375-acre fairgrounds complex operates year-round and hosts more than 500 non-fair events each year, the Great New York State Fair draws the largest crowds. Over 1.1 million people attended last year’s fair.

prize wheel at the fair

Wisconsin State Fair Spins to Patrick Cudahy Day

Today, August 11, is Patrick Cudahy Day at the Wisconsin State Fair. Cooking demonstrations, competitions, photo booth, Prize Wheel and plenty of entertainment will fill the day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in West Allis.

For over one hundred years, Patrick Cudahy has crafted premium meats with authentic flavor and genuine goodness, including signature Sweet Apple-Wood Smoked bacon, ham, deli meats and sausage.

“There will be no shortage of fun for bacon lovers,” said Bud Matthews, Senior Vice President, Patrick Cudahy, LLC. “Everything we do, it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ to everyone who supports us. We appreciate their patronage and we want to make every effort to make it their best summer yet.”

Patrick Cudahy will have plenty of entertainment on the Central Park stage. The Patrick Cudahy Barbershop Quartet will be singing their sweet harmonies throughout the day, and brand Chef Mike Wales will take center stage for live cooking demonstrations featuring innovative recipes that highlight the sweet apple-wood smoked flavor of Patrick Cudahy’s new products: Black Forest Bacon, Riojano Chorizo and Lunch Packs lunch meat.

cheer for the Prize Wheel

The Wisconsin State Fair began on August 3 and will run through August 13. Musical acts for the fair include John Mellencamp, The Beach Boys, The Temptations, Pentatonix, Alan Jackson, Lee Ann Womack, Patti Labelle and En Vogue.

McDonald’s Celebrates Grand Opening with Ronald and the Prize Wheel

Madisonville McDonald’s celebrated the restaurant’s remodel with an official grand opening party on Saturday, August 5. The Texas restaurant offered spins on the Prize Wheel for free meals, sunglasses and other toys.

Kids take a selfie with Ronald McDonald in Madisonville, Texas

Ronald McDonald was on hand to entertain the children and pose for selfies. The famous clown concluded his appearance with a magic show in front of a packed crowd.

“Everyone I have come across seems to be very appreciative and complementary of the new building,” said Steve McKinney, owner and operator of the restaurant. “I’m certainly thankful for all of the support that we have received.”

The grand opening concluded what was almost a week of festivities from the new McDonald’s. It began with fireworks before turning the sign to open for the first time on Tuesday and featured deals on certain menu items on the days in between.

‘Chill’ with Milwaukee Rep and the Prize Wheel

Milwaukee Repertory Theater rewarded Prize Wheel spinners with USB car chargers, lip balm, tote bags and show tickets during the 13th annual Chill on the Hill. The Humboldt Park festival features music each Tuesday from June to August in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Prize Wheel

Scheduled to appear this evening, August 8, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. are Max & the Invaders and The Revomatics with HI/Jack.

The popular event was named People’s Choice for Best Venue by the 2013 WAMI Awards and “Best Outdoor Concert Series” in 2010 by Milwaukee Magazine.