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

Event
Location
Date
Results
Kinston
February 16, 2019
    Kenansville
    March 29 - 30, 2019
      Newport
      April 5 - 6, 2019
        Greenville, NC
        April 13, 2019
          Burlington
          April 26 - 27, 2019
            Fair Bluff
            April 26 - 27, 2019
              Kinston
              May 3 - 4, 2019
                Linden
                May 3 - 4, 2019
                  Murfreesboro, NC
                  May 17 - 18, 2019
                    Bath
                    May 24 - 25, 2019
                      Henrico, NC
                      June 21 - 22, 2019
                        Jacksonville, NC
                        September 13 - 14, 2019
                          Downtown Raleigh
                          September 27 - 28, 2019