Carla Dail bought a pig cooker for her then-husband in 2006 and shortly after they began entering whole hog barbecue cookoffs. The barbecue community is nothing if not welcoming, and they found that every competitor was more than willing to offer advice and share their tips and tricks with the newcomers. As you can imagine, […]

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Showtime’s Legit BBQ wins second state championship

Twenty-eight of the top whole hog barbecue cooks filled South Street in downtown Raleigh this weekend to compete for more than $7,000 in cash prizes and to be crowned the 2019 State Champion. After more than 24 hours of preparation, cooking and serving in unseasonably high temperatures, Kevin Peterson of Benson took home the top […]

Tickets now on sale for Whole Hog Barbecue Championship

Twenty-eight of the top whole hog barbecue cooks will converge on downtown Raleigh during the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival on September 27 and 28 to compete to be this year’s Whole Hog Barbecue Champion. Visitors to Wide Open Bluegrass on Saturday, Sept. 28, can purchase a wristband and be part of the excitement. The wristband […]

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