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For the first time ever, the Whole Hog Barbecue Championship is divided into three separate competitions: Showmanship, Blind Taste, and On-Site/Culinary. Competitors will have the opportunity to participate in and win all three, for a chance to win $3,500. In past years, the Blind Taste and On-Site scores have been combined to name the overall […]

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Save The Date: NC Barbecue Experience at IBMA

DON’T MISS THE NORTH CAROLINA BARBECUE EXPERIENCE AT WIDE OPEN BLUEGRASS Come enjoy the aroma, flavor, personality and style of North Carolina barbecue during IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest. The North Carolina Barbecue Experience includes events Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening, giving you the opportunity to experience NC’s rich barbecue tradition in all […]

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2016 Whole Hog Barbecue Championship Application Now Available

Applications for the 2016 Whole Hog Barbecue Championship are now available! All of the materials that eligible cooks need in order to register for the 2016 Championship can be found here and below. This year, the Whole Hog Barbecue Championship will return to Downtown Raleigh September 30 – October 1 as part of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Wide Open […]