UPDATE: Cookers will remain cold for a while longer.

As much as we all want to cook pigs and eat barbecue, the current COVID-19 crisis is having impacts on spring contests. We encourage each organizing committee to talk to your emergency management teams and local health department to make the decision that is best for your local community. We will support you in whatever decision you make.

Cooks, hang in there. The organizers have to make decisions based on feedback from their boards and local authorities. We will be updating the schedule as we get updates. Support the organizers and let them know how much you appreciate them. We’ll be back to cooking whole hogs as soon as possible!

NEW: CDC Guidance for mass gatherings and large events


Tobs Beer & Barbecue – Aug. 1
Blue Brew & Que – Aug. 7 & 8
BBQ on the Bluff – Sept. 25 & 26
Pig in the Park – Oct 16 & 17

Homegrown on the Square – TBD
Smithfield Firefighters/Ham & Yam – TBD
Hogs and Hounds (Atlantic Beach) – TBD

CANCELED until 2021:
Pigskin Pig ‘Off
Barbecue Festival on the Neuse
Newport Pig Cookoff
Smoking on the Point
‘Cue for Kids – May 21 & 22, 2021
Blueberry Festival
Roanoke-Chowan Pig Fest
Burnt Chimney Beer and BBQ Fest
Spivey’s Corner
BBQ in the ‘Burg
Smoke on the Water