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September 2017

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, 2018 - February 2, 2018
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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May 2018

Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship

May 6, 2018 @ 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, 2018 - May 20, 2018
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, 2018

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, 2018 - October 21, 2018
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, 2018
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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February 2019

Barbecue Summit

February 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
$20

Cooks, judges and festival organizers are invited to join us for a day of learning, fellowship and whole hog barbecue! Current and prospective judges Not only is this your chance for a refresher or to get on the path to being a sanctioned judge, it’s a chance to meet a few festival organizers, too, and show your enthusiasm for the coveted position of barbecue judge! Cooks Judges on the Whole Hog Barbecue circuit are tough! This is your chance to…

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Smithfield Hog Production Vendor Expo

February 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Duplin Events Center, 195 Fairgrounds Road
Kenansville, NC 28349
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Smithfield Hog Production & Smithfield Grain are pleased to announce the 2019 Smithfield Hog Production Vendor Expo is on February 26, 2019. We are extremely excited to announce our partnership with Smithfield Grain for the 2019 event. This partnership will allow us to greatly expand our vendor and educational opportunities. Concurrent classes will expose our future industry leaders to a plethora of new information and opportunities from industry leaders from all over the world. Expo admission is free, and includes…

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