Whole Hog Barbecue Championship

September 29 - 30, 2017 Wide Open Bluegrass Festival Raleigh, NC


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

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.