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Now you can now grill at home with Kingsford Charcoal, they even make competition briquettes!
Great news !
FargoFotos owner Eric Fargo who is the official photographer of Around the Panhandle Magazine will be onsite Saturday taking photos of our award ceremony. Some photos will be posted on our website, (if not all of them, the rest will be posted somewhere) and free for our competitors to share and use! We look forward to some high quality photos from a true professional!
Barbeque lovers: what a better way to read about meat than in this hot selling book, Meat America! An artsy book of MEAT (cut just the way you like it) with great captions (to make you think) from book author Dominic Episcopo. He will be a special guest at Hogging Up selling books and book signing!
From Rib Platters to Fresh Cut Fries to Fresh Squeezed Lemonade.
Tasty Kettle Korn and Delicious Ice Cream!
From Memphis Style BBQ to Texas Style BBQ.
Food vendors include Veterans Concessions, Rock Hill Creamery, Big Fat Daddy’s…..mmmmm yummy
I Aim to Smoke gets a big HOGGGGING UP welcome , as they will joining the KCBS Competition and are coming to us from Fredericksburg, Virginia. Pitmaster Aric Armstrong (MILITARY, woot woot!) with team members Brian Whitaker and Rebecca Armstrong will be joining us for game and glory! Check out more about this team on their blog, “BBQ STRONG”
We would like to tell you that the Blue Angels being grounded due to the sequester, has strongly impacted Col. Steven Blevins livelihood. Col. Blevins, who lives in West Virginia, fully retired in 2001 which afforded him the ability to take his “Blue Angels” Dream Photo unit on the road, (A cockpit of a Blue Angels Plane, ) He used to go to airshows and festivals all over the place–sometimes as far as Texas. This set up would allow you to sit in the cockpit of his plane, for a small fee, and get a professional photo taken to display on your wall.
Sadly, the air shows were all cancelled end of April and into May, forcing Col Blevins out of retirement and back into the full time workplace. What is this world coming to?
Lucky for us, Col. Blevins will be still dropping off his plane, but instead of charging for cockpit photos, he will have it grounded due to the sequester (and the fact he’s working nights at his new job) For the public this means, free photos, in front or on the sides of the plane, so bring your camera and your cellphones and snap away.
When are you going to see another Blue Angels plane?
Not for some time.
Welcome Tastefully Simple, where your rep Jen Birch, will show you lots of simple appetizers, desserts, and dishes that are composed of two or less ingredients to make. Talk about time savers! here it is! Check out Jen’s Tastefully Simple page!
Never Stop Improving says Lowe’s, the one on 2200 S. Pleasant Valley Rd in Winchester was happy to hear about this contest and have thrown in a $50 Lowe’s Gift Card for the Best of the Panhandle award winner. The Best of the Panhandle will cover MD, VA, and WVA states, and we want to thank Lowe’s for helping with our contest!
David Ortiz wth Peppers Galore, from Parkville, MD will be onsite selling his famous hot sauces, salsas, and bbq wing sauces. You can check them out here at Pepper Galore.
Special thanks to Suburban Propane, who is a national propane distributor we deal with in York, Pennsylvania. Special thanks to Rebecca in the York office for helping with our cause.
Hey, did you now Surburban Propane has locations all over the nation? Click here to find one near you!
In case you didn’t know, Suburban is one of the top propane suppliers in the country, read their article in Reuter’s here.
What are you waiting for? Call Suburban for your needs today!
Our Favorite Suburban Propane Office:
Eight dollars admission, kids under 10 are free.
10:00 AM Event Opens to the Public
See the Virginia Giant in the Kids Fun Zone
Grab some lunch in the Food Court!
12:00 NOON National Anthem By Kirsten Sowers
12:00 Cornhole Competition by MIK Woodworking
See the Blue Angels Plane in the Kids Fun Zone
12:15 PM Kirsten Sowers Performs Live!
1:00 PM Dangerous Mood Performs Live – Tribute to Patsy Cline
Visit our vendors and crafters!
2:00 Stoney Creek Performs Live!
Grab a funnel cake, kettle corn or ice cream – eat with our food vendors!
2:30 BBQ TOUR STOP ONE: 3EYZ BBQ Talks About Trimming Ribs (Competitor Area)
2:45 Kirsten Sowers Performs Live!
3:00 BBQ TOUR STOP TWO: HOG IT UP Talks About Wrapping Your Meat (Competitor Area)
Visit our vendors and crafters!
4:00 -5:00 KCBS BBQ AWARD CEREMONY
5:00 Stoney Creek Performs Live!
Grab some dinner in the food court!
5:30 Cornhole Competition Ends by MIK Woodworking
6:15 Stoney Creek Performs Live!
7:00 Avey Music and Mountain Ride Rock the House!
8:00 Avey Music and Mountain Ride Rock the House Even Harder!
Grab some food, shop with vendors, they are still open!
9:30 Dangerous Mood Close out the Night
10:50 Closing Announcements
We are so pleased to have 13 year old singer/songwriter Kirsten Sowers all the way from the Philadelphia area to come out with us on Saturday. Kirsten is taking some time off her vacation just to come by for a good cause, and we hope you will stop by the Frederick County Fairgrounds and see her.
Kirsten Sowers – Photo from her Facebook page!
Parents: you may just happen to see Pigmund the Pig floating around Winchester somewhere in the Kids Zone! He’s been known to have a complete melt down in 100 degree summer weather and disappear to roll in mud, but we’ll hope he keeps close by and entertains the kids this year!
**Don’t feed the pigs!
Signet Signs and Screenprinting in Winchester has become a BIG PIG sponsor of the Hogging Up BBQ festival. Look closely when driving past Route 11 soon (after the weekend) and you’ll see how GINORMOUSLY they’ve helped us. Signet does everything from t-shirts to banners, and they ship nationwide! Check them out on their website,
484 Fort Collier Road, Winchester, VA 22603
We have new vendor applications to process and are waiting on payment or paperwork from some of you. We have to turn in our paperwork to the county, so consider us filled! Welcome these new vendors and please be patient as we will be updating the website soon:
Jerry’s Backyard BBQ
Walk About Hats
Mighty Cold Towel
Vendors who we are waiting on payment: we must have this by Thursday or we will be returning the applications. Thank you for your understanding!
We had an influx of new teams sitting in our mailbox! We will be slowly adding these teams to the website and Facebook individually. Anything received today in the mailbox today will be processed on Thursday, but CONSIDER US FULL! If you are dying to enter a contest this weekend, check out fellow KCBS contest, Cork and Pork Festival in beautiful Covington, Virginia!
Virginia BBQ Pirates out of Springfield, VA
Aporkalypse Now out of Springfield, VA
Sloppy Dogs Bar-B-Que out of Martinsburg, West Virginia (about darn time we got a WV team!)
Bam Bam’s BBQ out of Front Royal, Viginia !
Life is Good but BBQ Is Better out of Purcellville, Virginia
Jordan Springs BBQ out of Stephenson, Virginia
Pop Pop’s Chicken and Pig out of Woodstock, Virginia
I Aim to Smoke out of Fredericksburg, Virginia
The Smoked Hog out of Lovettsville, VA
Again, if your application is in the mailbox today, we will accept it, and process those on Thursday as we are in Winchester working on a few things until then.
Reddy Ice our pals out of Martinsburg, WVA will be delivering us some ice merchandisers at Hogging Up! Therefore, our competitors won’t have to go far to purchase ice. It will be available onsite to our competitors at our cost! We are working on getting the best rate for you! Woot woot thank you Reddy Ice for helping support our cause!
Now you can cook like the barbecue gurus at home by slathering some top secret bbq spice and rubs all over your meats, poultry, veggies or fish! Stop by the official Hogging Up Merchandise tent for some great specialty rubs! Hickory Smoke Salt and Sweet BBQ Spice are just a few rubs we’ll have. Some quantities of Big Fat Daddy’s Classic #2 may even be on hand, this is always backordered folks! Come to Hogging Up just to get some!
(Benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick County Va)
They will be giving out information about their festival, which takes place July 13th 🙂 Stop by their info tent and find out what great entertainment they have lined up! This year they feature Pat Travers Band!
We would like to announce a special thank you to Centennial Broadcasting and our partner deal with WINC 92.5 who will be airing 110 Commercials on this channel from now til our festival. You may hear our interview with Barry or get a chance to win some free VIP passes, so stay tuned and tune in to WINC 92.5!
The Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company is a local beer out of Roseland, Virginia that will be our selected local beer on tap in the beer area of Hogging Up Festival. We can’t tell you exactly which one will be frothy and cold, but know this, Devil’s Backbone has won many beer awards and you can read about their beers here.
With the influx of teams, vendors, and community support, you can watch us raise money for cancer care! We will be adding a link to our community fundraising page. We urge you to tell your friends, family and community in Winchester, Clear Brook, Inwood, Martinsburg, Shepardstown, Hagerstown, Baltimore, Frederick, Northern Virginia, and DC to come out and enjoy the festivities!
Did you know that Hogging Up BBQ & Music Festival will help four non profits?
- We donate to CancerCare.org
- The Libations profit the Winchester Exchange Club.
- The gate helps the Local Clear Brook church & The Clear Brook Volunteer Fire Department
We are determined to raise money and provide the community with something FUN!
Sorry for our mistake, the typo said cornish hens would be allowed in the anything butt rules, when in fact a Cornish Hen is technically a form of chicken and cannot be allowed under “Anything Butt”. All entrants will be notified. Correction has been noted on the official rules of Anything Butt Link
Leave it up to MIK Woodworking to bring more excitement to the Hogging Up BBQ & Music Festival at the Frederick County Fairgrounds the end of June. There will be a cornhole tournament Saturday June 29th, 2013 at 1:00 until around 4:30, it will be $20 per team of 2 to participate. You must register here to participate. There will be cash prizes.
*Keep in mind entry into the festival is $8 for adults, kids under 10 free !
More door prize donations! Special thank you to Jill, of Chaming Finds! Some of these adorable handmade jewelry and accessories lovely creations will be given out for door prizes to the public ! Thanks for helping support our festival!
If we told you that you didn’t need a lot of barbecue sauce on that dinner tonight what would you say? You may think it would lack taste, or flavor. Not so thanks to Jay Dickey. Jay’s sauces provide a gluten-free, no high fructose corn syrup homemade sauce with burst in your mouth flavor that he makes with natural ingredients in his J. Dickey’s Sauces line. Here you will find Grilling Marinades and BBQ Sauces. All of these are made with natural ingredients, What could be better?
The only thing that could be better would be to be able to purchase them at Hogging Up BBQ Festival in Winchester, Virginia June 28-30th 2013. Now you can! From Germantown, MD. Dickey’s sauces are available in certain Whole Foods Markets in and around the Maryland area, and may be stocked at grocery stores who offer local options. Now he will be sure to leave the folks of Winchester wanting more!
Connect with J. Dickey’s Sauces:
Thanks to our pals over at Signscape, the official sign company of Big Fat Daddy’s, we have a great giant banner donated to the Frederick County Fairgrounds! In case you need any kind of vinyl banner or sign, Signscape designs wonderful stuff. They can send you proofs and ship anywhere in the nation! They do everything from small lawn signs to banners, to magnets, or special car signs too! Check them out!
Wilmington, DE 19809
Tell them we sent you!
Guess what? The original mandolin player of Stoney Creek Bluegrass has returned to the band. That’s right, none other than Brett Smeltzer . What does this mean? That these guys will be on fire at HoggingUp, Virginia’s hottest new festival.
Mark your Calendar, Hogging Up is Friday through Sunday June 28-30th.
Stoney Creek performs Saturday June 29th.
Find out more about Calv’ry Booking & Management , the official management company of Stoney Creek Bluegrass, WEBSITE |
We are pleased to welcome the addition of Marriott Courtyard of Winchester, VA!
The Courtyard Marriott is minutes away from the festival! The special $79 rate includes their full hot buffet breakfast, with omelet station for 2 per room. They are conveniently located across from Candy Hill Campground, approximately 6 1/2 miles from the event. There is plenty of free parking for trucks, trailers and buses. Enjoy the pool or lounge after a day of BBQ or relax in the Courtyard. Use this special festival link for booking.
Let’s give a big Hogging Up Welcome to Shildre Caballeros “Lordeca Multiservices” who will be offering a one stop shop! Fragrances, Jewelry, Keychains, Toys, & Prepaid Phone Services! Make sure to stop by as this is a “one stop shop” . Find out more at Solavei.com/Lordeca
Let’s give a warm Hogging Up Welcome to the experts in gutter guards and leaf guards, right out of Haymarket, Virginia! We are talking about Gutter Pros! They will be onsite in their info tent giving out information on GutterGuards ! If you are tired of cleaning(or paying someone to clean) leaves and debris out of your gutters, maybe it’s time to talk to the professional who can help you with these issues! Check out their website at www.GutterProsAmerica.com
Bath Fitter, specializes in one day customized bathroom remodeling. That’s right, in one day they can have your old tub and shower totally rehabbed! They have locations all over and do service the Winchester area! They will be giving out information in their info tent at the Hogging Up BBQ & Music Festival! We’d like to welcome Penny and crew to Winchester! Website
We’re giving a big Hogging Up Welcome to Nu Look Home Design! Check out their info booth at Hogging Up in Winchester, Virginia! These guys serve Maryland , Northern Virginia and Southern PA! As a leading roofing company based in Baltimore, Maryland, Nu Look Home Design is proud to be one of the top 500 remodelers in the USA, a member of The Better Business Bureau, the Maryland Home Improvement Commission, Angie’s List and backed by the Super Guarantee. Want to go green? Ask about their Greenline siding! Connect with them : Website Twitter Facebook
Hogging Up Festival would like to say thanks to Mike Hornby and Around the Panhandle Magazine , as next issue you will be seeing more on our festival and what is going to make it so very special in the next issue. We got personal with reporter Victoria Kidd, and Wayne had a photo shoot with photographer Eric Fargo. We are happy to see our festival up in lights in the glossy pages of the next publication.
The next issue will hit subscribers in the West Virginia – Virginia panhandle area. You may find it in your doctor’s or dentist office.We are subscribers ourselves, as it tells us what we must do in and around the panhandle area. Visit the link above to see how you can subscribe.
As you know the Frederick County Fairgrounds is a stone’s throw away form West Virginia! Come and join us at 155 Fairgrounds Road, Clear Brook Virginia. See you there!
Origami Owl Independent Designer Erin Knicely is going to join us at the Hogging Up Festival! She will be in the inside arts and crafts building! These creations are endless and you can build your own living lockets!
Check out more designs here on Facebook!
Or network with Erin at her Official Origami Owl website!
We’d like to thank Middletown’s iconic Wayside Theatre, who is ending up their 51st season and ready to start season 52! They have musicals, comedies and thrillers and have donated two lucky winners (attendeees) of Hogging Up Festival some great prizes. Each will get One Unlimited Pick -3 Season Subscription for the 2013-2014 (excluding the Christmas show) so they can watch and enjoy these wonderful plays!
We appreciate them supporting our cause! Wayside is one of the oldest operating theatres in Virginia, it’s property dates back to 1797. Famous contributors include Stacey Keach, Peter Boyle, Kathy Bates and Susan Sarandon!
P.O. Box 260
7853 Main Street
Middletown, VA 22645
hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday