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September 2017

Tar Heel Pork Challenge at the Mountain State Fair

September 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Davis Event Center, WNC Ag Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd.
Fletcher, NC 28732 United States
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Here’s an opportunity to show your culinary creativity and be in hog heaven, be the pig pig, and win the respect of your fellow chefs. We are looking for innovative, appealing original recipes using pork loin. Recipes must use and showcase pork loin as the main ingredient. Entries can be an appetizer, soup/side, main course or dessert - ANYTHING EXTRAORDINARY! Take home the blue ribbon by showing the judges how original and appetizing your pork loin dish is! Judging starts…

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Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship

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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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…

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October 2017

Tar Heel Pork Challenge at the NC State Fair

October 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
N.C. State Fair Raleigh, + Google Map

Here’s an opportunity to show your culinary creativity and be in hog heaven, be the pig pig, and win the respect of your fellow chefs. We are looking for innovative, appealing original recipes using pork loin. Recipes must use and showcase pork loin as the main ingredient. Entries can be an appetizer, soup/side, main course or dessert – ANYTHING EXTRAORDINARY! Take home the blue ribbon by showing the judges how original and appetizing your pork loin dish is! Judging starts…

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January 2018

Southern Farm Show

January 31 - February 2
NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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Free

The N.C. Pork Council will have a booth in Tent #2 on the Midway section of the Southern Farm Show in Raleigh. Students, check out our Virtual Reality Farm Tour. Members, stop by our booth to verify your membership information and receive a free gift!

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March 2018

2018 Annual Meeting & Conference

March 8
StateView Hotel, 2451 Alumni Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States
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The NC Pork Annual Meeting & Conference has a new date and a new location! The event will be held March 7 & 8, 2018 at the new StateView Hotel on N.C. State's Centennial Campus in Raleigh, across from the Lonnie Poole Golf Course. NOTE: The host hotel is sold out. The closest hotel we can find with room availability is Holiday Inn Express Raleigh-Cary on Dillard Drive, 4.3 miles away.  The conference is free. The annual awards luncheon is $10. REGISTER…

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May 2018

Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship

May 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Every year since 1985, the North Carolina Pork Council has organized and sanctioned the Whole Hog Barbecue Series, culminating with the Whole Hog Barbecue Championship. The chefs who qualify in the local events come together to duke it out for the title of Champion.

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Got to Be NC Festival

May 18 - May 20
NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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Join us at the Got to Be NC Festival at the State Fairgrounds!

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June 2018

Flying Pig Challenge*

June 22

Members-only Sporting Clays Event Contact: Angie Maier for more info. *NCPC PAC event

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October 2018

NC State Fair

October 11 - October 21
NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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Join us at the N.C. State Fair!

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NCPC PAC Golf Event

October 25
River Landing Country Club, 116 Paddlewheel Dr
Wallace, NC 28466 United States
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Members-only Golf Tournament NEW DATE! Oct. 25 SIGN UP NOW   SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE! Contact: Angie Maier

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