Rules


BIG GIG BBQ 2017 “WIN A KEG-A-QUE” CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES:

By participating in the Big Gig BBQ “Win a Keg-A-Que” Contest (hereinafter “Contest”), Entrants acknowledge reading, and further accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Any violation of these rules may result in disqualification. All decisions by Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. (“MWF”) regarding the Contest are final and binding in all respects.

  1. CONTEST PERIOD. This Contest is a two (2) day contest.  The contest will run Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 9:00AM CST – Friday, September 1, 2017 at 12:00PM CST. One (1) winner will be chosen on Friday, September 1 at 12:30PM CST.
  2. ELIGIBILITY. The contests are only open to those who are at least eighteen (18) years old as of the date of entry. Full-time benefited employees, officers, and/or directors of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. (“MWF”), or their Immediate Families, and MWF’s consultants, licensees, contractors, and any individual employed to work on the Henry Maier Festival Park grounds during the Festival, and officers, directors and employees of any company providing a Prize, (the “Sponsor Entities”) and their Immediate Families and any other persons engaged with the production and/or the administration of the Festival and/or Contest (collectively, the “Companies”) are not eligible to enter. For the purpose of administering this Contest, “Immediate Family” includes spouses, parents, children and siblings (including stepparents, stepchildren and stepsiblings) of the employee, officer and/or director of MWF or the Sponsor Entities. Participants who win Prizes must present a government issued photo ID and execute an affidavit of eligibility prior to the awarding of any Prize.
  3. HOW TO ENTER. Anyone who comments on the Keg-A-Que post on the Big Gig BBQ Facebook page answering the prompt during the contest period will automatically be entered in the Contest.
  4. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. One winner will be chosen as follows: A random drawing will take place Friday, September 1, 2017. The winner will be notified via Facebook message and Facebook comment. The odds of winning the Contest will be 1: the number of eligible Facebook posts.
  5. PRIZE. The winner will receive a $50 giftcard for dining at the Big Gig BBQ and a Keg-A-Que. Prize valued at $119.95.
  6. PRIZE DELIVERY. The Prize Winners must meet all requirements for eligibility to participate in the Contest and complete, sign and return an AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY AND PUBLICITY RELEASE, and a RELEASE OF LIABILITY and any additional documents requested by MWF prior to receiving the Prize. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of the Prize, which may not be awarded. MWF is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, postage due, incorrect, illegible or incomplete Releases or Affidavits; which may result in forfeiture. MWF will not pay any travel costs for the Prize Winners to pick up the Prize.
  7. TAXES. All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the Winner’s sole responsibility.
  8. NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION. The prize for this Contest is not transferable or redeemable for cash. The winner of the Contest is the only person that may claim the Prize. It is a violation of these Official Rules to sell, give, or otherwise transfer the Prize to any other person. There will be no substitutions for the Prize. If at any point, the winner does not wish to retain or receive their Prize, the winner must notify MWF via Facebook message within 48 hours of the Big Gig BBQ.
  9. CONSENT AND RELEASE. By entering the Contest, each entrant releases and discharges MWF, the Sponsor Entities, and any other party associated with the development or administration of this Contest, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “Sponsor Entities”), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this Contest, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, lofss or destruction or property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively, “Claims”). Except where prohibited: (i) acceptance of a prize constitutes the consent of any winner, without further compensation, to use the name and likeness of such winner for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes by MWF and/or others authorized by MWF; (ii) acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of the Sponsor Entities of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this Contest or any prize; and (iii) any potential winner may be required to sign an AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY AND PUBLICITY RELEASE (including a social security number and driver’s license number), and a RELEASE OF LIABILITY, or other similar documents. Documents required herein must be signed and accepted by MWF, before Winner receives the Prize. Nothing in these rules shall be construed to create a relationship between the winner and MWF. Winner is not authorized to and shall not use, recreate, or assert an interest in MWF’s trademarks, including the “Smile logo”® and the name Summerfest ®.
  10. DISCLAIMERS. (i) Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at MWF’s servers or elsewhere, will not be eligible. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institute) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. (ii) MWF, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the web site. Use of bots or other automated process to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of MWF. (iii) MWF further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Contest if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort. (iv) MWF is not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this Contest, including without limitation mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors, and may modify or cancel this Promotion based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability. (v) MWF AND THE SPONSOR ENTITIES MAKES NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, AS REGARDS THIS CONTEST OR THE MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR ANY COMPONENT OF ANY PRIZE. (vi) CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF LAW, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, MWF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. (vi) This Contest does not constitute promotion or advertisement of any pork products or brands servicing or providing such products.
  11. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. This Contest is void where prohibited by law. If all or any part of this Contest is prohibited or regulated by the laws or regulations of a particular jurisdiction, MWF reserves the right to disqualify Entrants, change, alter or modify eligibility and prize structure (including without limitation the right to limit participation in the Contest) or to suspend or cancel the Contest as may be necessary, in MWF’s sole discretion, to comply with such laws or regulations.
  12. DISPUTE RESOLUTION. As a condition of participation in this Contest, all Entrants agree that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the Entrants and MWF, the Sponsor Entities and/or the Companies, and all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually in a state or federal court located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and under the laws of the State of Wisconsin, without giving effect to conflict of laws principles. All Entrants in this Contest consent to the jurisdiction and venue of such state and federal courts and waive any rights they may have to a trial before a jury in connection with any such dispute. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Contest and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.
  13. MWF’s RIGHTS. This Contest is sponsored by Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., 639 E. Summerfest Place, Milwaukee, WI 53202. MWF’s decisions on all matters relating to this Contest will be final. MWF reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to alter or amend these Official Rules and it’s procedures in administering the Contest and to establish additional rules or procedures in the operation of this Contest should MWF, in its sole discretion, so desire.

 

BIG GIG BBQ 2017 “BACON EATING CONTEST” OFFICIAL RULES:

By participating in the Big Gig BBQ “Bacon Eating Contest” Contest (hereinafter “Contest”), Entrants acknowledge reading, and further accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Any violation of these rules may result in disqualification. All decisions by Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. (“MWF”) regarding the Contest are final and binding in all respects.

  1. CONTEST PERIOD. This Contest is a one (1) day Contest.  The contest will occur on September 3, 2017. There will be one (1) winner of the Contest.
  2. ELIGIBILITY. The contests are only open to those who are at least eighteen (18) years old as of the date of entry. Full-time benefited employees, officers, and/or directors of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. (“MWF”), or their Immediate Families, and MWF’s consultants, licensees, contractors, and any individual employed to work on the Henry Maier Festival Park grounds during the Festival, and officers, directors and employees of any company providing a Prize, (the “Sponsor Entities”) and their Immediate Families and any other persons engaged with the production and/or the administration of the Festival and/or Contest (collectively, the “Companies”) are not eligible to enter. For the purpose of administering this Contest, “Immediate Family” includes spouses, parents, children and siblings (including stepparents, stepchildren and stepsiblings) of the employee, officer and/or director of MWF or the Sponsor Entities. Individuals who participate as professionals in events sanctioned by the International Federation of Competitive Eating/Major League Eating, ARE NOT ELIGIBLE for this event. Participants who win Prizes must present a government issued photo ID and execute an affidavit of eligibility prior to the awarding of any Prize.
  3. HOW TO ENTER. The Entrants for the Contest will already be chosen at the time of the Contest. Finalists who do not arrive on time may forfeit their right to participate.
  4. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. One winner will be chosen as follows: the person to eat the most bacon during the allotted amount of time will win. The odds of winning the Contest will be 1: 8.
  5. PRIZE. The contest prize will receive a commemorative trophy (of no cash value) and bragging rights (of priceless value).  
  6. PRIZE DELIVERY. The Prize Winners must meet all requirements for eligibility to participate in the Contest and complete, sign and return an AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY AND PUBLICITY RELEASE, and a RELEASE OF LIABILITY and any additional documents requested by MWF prior to receiving the Prize. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of the Prize, which may not be awarded. MWF will not pay any travel costs for the Prize Winners to pick up the Prize.
  7. TAXES. All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the Winner’s sole responsibility.
  8. NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION. The prize for this Contest is not transferable or redeemable for cash.  The winner of the Contest is the only person that may claim the prize. There will be no substitutions for the Prize. If at any point, the winner does not wish to claim the Prize, the winner must notify MWF within 48 hours of the bacon eating contest.
  9. CONSENT AND RELEASE. By entering the Contest, each entrant releases and discharges MWF, the Sponsor Entities, and any other party associated with the development or administration of this Contest, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “Sponsor Entities”), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this Contest, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction or property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively, “Claims”). Claims for the Contest include any and all Claims relating to the consumption of an excessive amount of food, to any resulting illnesses or medical issues, and to resulting weight gain. Each Entrant fully acknowledges and understands the inherent dangers and risks associated with participating in an eating contest. Except where prohibited: (i) acceptance of a prize constitutes the consent of any winner, without further compensation, to use the name and likeness of such winner for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes by MWF and/or others authorized by MWF; (ii) acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of the Sponsor Entities of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this Contest or any prize; and (iii) any potential winner may be required to sign an AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY AND PUBLICITY RELEASE (including a social security number and driver’s license number), and a RELEASE OF LIABILITY, or other similar documents. Documents required herein must be signed and accepted by MWF, before Winner receives the Prize. Nothing in these rules shall be construed to create a relationship between the winner and MWF. Winner is not authorized to and shall not use, recreate, or assert an interest in MWF’s trademarks, including the “Smile logo”® and the name Summerfest ®.
  10. DISCLAIMERS.  MWF further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Contest if it is not capable of completion as planned. MWF is not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this Contest, including without limitation mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors, and may modify or cancel this Promotion based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability. MWF AND THE SPONSOR ENTITIES MAKES NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, AS REGARDS THIS CONTEST OR THE MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR ANY COMPONENT OF ANY PRIZE. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF LAW, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, MWF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. This Contest does not constitute promotion or advertisement of any pork products or brands servicing or providing such products.
  11. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. This Contest is void where prohibited by law. If all or any part of this Contest is prohibited or regulated by the laws or regulations of a particular jurisdiction, MWF reserves the right to disqualify Entrants, change, alter or modify eligibility and prize structure (including without limitation the right to limit participation in the Contest) or to suspend or cancel the Contest as may be necessary, in MWF’s sole discretion, to comply with such laws or regulations.
  12. DISPUTE RESOLUTION. As a condition of participation in this Contest, all Entrants agree that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the Entrants and MWF, the Sponsor Entities and/or the Companies, and all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually in a state or federal court located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and under the laws of the State of Wisconsin, without giving effect to conflict of laws principles. All Entrants in this Contest consent to the jurisdiction and venue of such state and federal courts and waive any rights they may have to a trial before a jury in connection with any such dispute. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Contest and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.
  13. MWF’s RIGHTS. This Contest is sponsored by Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., 639 E. Summerfest Place, Milwaukee, WI 53202. MWF’s decisions on all matters relating to this Contest will be final. MWF reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to alter or amend these Official Rules and it’s procedures in administering the Contest and to establish additional rules or procedures in the operation of this Contest should MWF, in its sole discretion, so desire.

 

BIG GIG BBQ 2017 “BACON EATING CONTEST ENTRANT” CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES:

By participating in the Big Gig BBQ “Bacon Eating Contest Entrant” Contest (hereinafter “Contest”), Entrants acknowledge reading, and further accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Any violation of these rules may result in disqualification. All decisions by Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. (“MWF”) regarding the Contest are final and binding in all respects.

  1. CONTEST PERIOD. This Contest is a four (4) day contest.  The contest will run daily from Thursday, August 17 – Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 11:59PM CST. One (1) winner will be chosen on Monday, August 21, 2017.
  2. ELIGIBILITY. The contests are only open to those who are at least eighteen (18) years old as of the date of entry. Full-time benefited employees, officers, and/or directors of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. (“MWF”), or their Immediate Families, and MWF’s consultants, licensees, contractors, and any individual employed to work on the Henry Maier Festival Park grounds during the Festival, and officers, directors and employees of any company providing a Prize, (the “Sponsor Entities”) and their Immediate Families and any other persons engaged with the production and/or the administration of the Festival and/or Contest (collectively, the “Companies”) are not eligible to enter. For the purpose of administering this Contest, “Immediate Family” includes spouses, parents, children and siblings (including stepparents, stepchildren and stepsiblings) of the employee, officer and/or director of MWF or the Sponsor Entities. Participants who win Prizes must present a government issued photo ID and execute an affidavit of eligibility prior to the awarding of any Prize.
  3. HOW TO ENTER. Anyone who comments on the Bacon Eating Contest post on the Big Gig BBQ Facebook page answering the bacon-related question during the contest period will automatically be entered in the Contest.
  4. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. One winner will be chosen as follows: A random drawing will take place Monday, August 21, 2017. The winner will be notified via Facebook message. The odds of winning the Contest will be 1: the number of eligible Facebook posts.
  5. PRIZE. The winner will be part of the Bacon Eating Contest to be held at the Big Gig BBQ on Sunday, September 3, 2017.
  6. PRIZE DELIVERY. The Prize Winners must meet all requirements for eligibility to participate in the Contest and complete, sign and return an AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY AND PUBLICITY RELEASE, and a RELEASE OF LIABILITY and any additional documents requested by MWF prior to receiving the Prize. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of the Prize, which may not be awarded. MWF is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, postage due, incorrect, illegible or incomplete Releases or Affidavits; which may result in forfeiture. MWF will not pay any travel costs for the Prize Winners to pick up the Prize.
  7. TAXES. All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the Winner’s sole responsibility.
  8. NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION. The prize for this Contest is not transferable or redeemable for cash.  The winner of the Contest is the only person that may enter the bacon eating contest at the Big Gig BBQ. There will be no substitutions for the Prize. If at any point, the winner does not wish to participate in the bacon eating contest, the winner must notify MWF via Facebook message within 48 hours of the bacon eating contest.
  9. CONSENT AND RELEASE. By entering the Contest, each entrant releases and discharges MWF, the Sponsor Entities, and any other party associated with the development or administration of this Contest, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “Sponsor Entities”), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this Contest, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction or property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively, “Claims”). Except where prohibited: (i) acceptance of a prize constitutes the consent of any winner, without further compensation, to use the name and likeness of such winner for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes by MWF and/or others authorized by MWF; (ii) acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of the Sponsor Entities of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this Contest or any prize; and (iii) any potential winner may be required to sign an AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY AND PUBLICITY RELEASE (including a social security number and driver’s license number), and a RELEASE OF LIABILITY, or other similar documents. Documents required herein must be signed and accepted by MWF, before Winner receives the Prize. Nothing in these rules shall be construed to create a relationship between the winner and MWF. Winner is not authorized to and shall not use, recreate, or assert an interest in MWF’s trademarks, including the “Smile logo”® and the name Summerfest ®.
  10. DISCLAIMERS. (i) Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at MWF’s servers or elsewhere, will not be eligible. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institute) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. (ii) MWF, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the web site. Use of bots or other automated process to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of MWF. (iii) MWF further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Contest if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort. (iv) MWF is not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this Contest, including without limitation mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors, and may modify or cancel this Promotion based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability. (v) MWF AND THE SPONSOR ENTITIES MAKES NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, AS REGARDS THIS CONTEST OR THE MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR ANY COMPONENT OF ANY PRIZE. (vi) CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF LAW, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, MWF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. (vi) This Contest does not constitute promotion or advertisement of any pork products or brands servicing or providing such products.
  11. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. This Contest is void where prohibited by law. If all or any part of this Contest is prohibited or regulated by the laws or regulations of a particular jurisdiction, MWF reserves the right to disqualify Entrants, change, alter or modify eligibility and prize structure (including without limitation the right to limit participation in the Contest) or to suspend or cancel the Contest as may be necessary, in MWF’s sole discretion, to comply with such laws or regulations.
  12. DISPUTE RESOLUTION. As a condition of participation in this Contest, all Entrants agree that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the Entrants and MWF, the Sponsor Entities and/or the Companies, and all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually in a state or federal court located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and under the laws of the State of Wisconsin, without giving effect to conflict of laws principles. All Entrants in this Contest consent to the jurisdiction and venue of such state and federal courts and waive any rights they may have to a trial before a jury in connection with any such dispute. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Contest and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.
  13. MWF’s RIGHTS. This Contest is sponsored by Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., 639 E. Summerfest Place, Milwaukee, WI 53202. MWF’s decisions on all matters relating to this Contest will be final. MWF reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to alter or amend these Official Rules and it’s procedures in administering the Contest and to establish additional rules or procedures in the operation of this Contest should MWF, in its sole discretion, so desire.