• The Art of the Bloody Mary build contest will be held at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts on Sunday, February 11th, 2024. Contest/competition will be between bartenders from participating locations. A $500 prize will be awarded in three categories: Most Creative, People’s Choice, and Best Taste.

• You will be judged by 3 people of Destination Lake Winnebago Region’s choosing. NO ONE WILL BE DRINKING/EATING YOU BLOODY MARY. IT IS FOR DISPLAY ONLY. Bloody Marys will be on display throughout the day. If you would like your glass returned to you after the event please write your name on the bottom.

• Sunday, February 11th you will need to arrive at THELMA by 10:00am (more Thelma details to come). You will have half an hour to build your Bloody Mary starting at 11:00am. Destination Lake Winnebago Region will provide a $200 stipend to each tavern owner to help cover cost of supplies.

• Have all products that you will be using for your one Bloody Mary build prepared before you arrive at THELMA. You are simply doing the “build” at Thelma.

• Please bring two gallons of your specialty Bloody Mary mix in a container that is easy to pour. Your mix will also be judged on taste. There will be a blind taste test and the community will decide the winner. You will not have to help with this.

• Your Bloody Mary will also be judged by the community for People’s Choice, so make sure to encourage your customers to attend and vote!

• Please email Darcie Holte, dholte@fdl.com to confirm your participation no later than January 8th, 2024.

•Stick around after the competition to enjoy live music from 5 Card Stud!

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, February 11, 2024!