For the second year in a row, Chris Fineran of Myrtle Beach, S.C. took home the coveted Pitmaster of the Year title. He received the trophy at the Newport Pig Pickin’ Contest on April 7. In 2017, Fineran participated in 15 out of 26 contests in the Whole Hog Barbecue Series. Of those, he placed […]

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2018 Barbecue Summit

Love the Whole Hog Barbecue Series? Join us for the Whole Hog Barbecue Summit on Feb. 24 at the Lenoir County Livestock Arena! Cooks, judges and festival organizers are invited to join us for a day of learning, fellowship and delicious, whole hog barbecue! This idea started as an opportunity to train judges, but then […]

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 Kevin Peterson Charlie Meeks Ernest Twisdale […]