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Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship

September 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - September 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

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 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Wide Open Bluegrass Festival.

Join us on South Street in downtown Raleigh for the annual Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship. Cooks will receive hogs around 7 p.m. and will be judged on the quality of their cooking skills at 8 a.m. the next morning.

All of the pork will be donated to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, who will sell barbecue sandwiches beginning around 11 a.m. on Saturday morning for $5. So be sure to stop by for some championship barbecue!


September 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
September 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm


Downtown Raleigh
15 W Lenoir St
Raleigh, 27601 United States
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