Whole Hog Barbecue Championship

September 28 - 29, 2018 Downtown Raleigh Raleigh, NC


  1. Chris Fineran
  2. Ernest Twisdale
  3. Wesley Bowers

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-sanctioned local barbecue competitions.

The State Championship will return to Downtown Raleigh as part of the International Blue Grass Festival.

Registration form [pdf]