Kevin Peterson Wins 2017 Whole Hog Barbecue Championship

Kevin Peterson of Showtime’s Legit BBQ in Benson, N.C. took home the title of 2017 Whole Hog Barbecue Champion on September 30. With stiff competition from 27 other cooks, Peterson also took home the Blind Taste and Crispy Skin prizes. Check out all the winners below.

2017 Culinary Winners

  1. Kevin Peterson
  2. Charlie Meeks
  3. Ernest Twisdale
  4. David Murray

2017 Blind Taste Winners

  1. Kevin Peterson
  2. Larry Snead
  3. Lee Meeks

2017 Sauce Winners

  1. Philip Weeks
  2. Scott Ramsey and David Hoffman (Tie)
  3. Wesley Bowers

2017 Crispy Skin Winner

  1. Charlie Meeks and Kevin Peterson (Tie)

Take a look below at photos from the weekend’s festivities.