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From March through October, in towns peppered throughout North Carolina and Virginia, some of the best barbecue cooks in the nation come together almost 30 times a year to strut their stuff in the Whole Hog Barbecue Series cooking contests.

The North Carolina Pork Council is thoroughly committed to the ethical principles embodied through We Care. We endorse and champion these principles, from producing safe food and protecting animal well-being to safeguarding natural resources and providing a safe work environment.

August 26, 2015

N.C. Cooks Vie For A Spot In Whole Hog Barbecue Championship

State’s pork heritage celebrated during Wide Open Bluegrass in October RALEIGH, N.C.—From Henrico to Louisburg, the competitive spirit was burning as five more contests were held this summer across the state. The North Carolina Pork Council’s Whole Hog Barbecue Series is in full swing, with cooks vying for a place in the Whole Hog Barbecue […]

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October 2, 2015

Whole Hog Barbecue Championship

Each Fall, the best whole hog barbecue chefs in North Carolina square off to become our state champion. The Whole Hog Barbecue Championship is the culmination of a qualifying series that includes more than 25 N.C. Pork Council-certified local barbecue competitions statewide. This year, the State Championship will return to Downtown Raleigh as part of the […]

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