Coordinator Resources

We are grateful for the contests that make up our Whole Hog Barbecue Series, and for the coordinators who dedicate their time and energy making the events and the series a success. The resources below should provide you with details on the sanctioning, judging and promotion of your event.

Judge’s Resources

 All Whole Hog Barbecue Series judges must be trained and approved by the N.C. Pork Council.

A successful judging candidate must:

  1. attend an in-person training;
  2. shadow cooks to gain an understanding of what goes in to cooking whole hog barbecue;
  3. shadow a training judge at at least one event to learn what the judges are looking for.

Once these three steps are completed, judges will be placed onto the judges list. Judges need to attend in-person training at least every five years.

The video below provides judging criteria for Whole Hog Barbecue Series contests. Sign up for the Whole Hog Newsletter below to receive notices about training opportunities.

Planning ahead: dates for 2019

February 16, 2019
    March 29 - 30, 2019
      April 5 - 6, 2019
        April 26 - 27, 2019
          Fair Bluff
          April 26 - 27, 2019
            May 3 - 4, 2019
              Murfreesboro, NC
              May 17 - 18, 2019
                May 24 - 25, 2019
                  Henrico, NC
                  June 21 - 22, 2019
                    Jacksonville, NC
                    September 13 - 14, 2019
                      Downtown Raleigh
                      September 27 - 28, 2019