Here is our schedule of events:
Schedule of Events (Dates and times Subject to Change 2014)
Friday June 27th 2014 $5 at the Gate, kids under 10 are free! Hours: 4-9:00
Tasting Tickets sold at the gate.
1:00 PM Competitor and VIP Luncheon (Not Open to the Public)
4:00 Event Open to the Public: Vendors, Crafters, BBQ Food, Ice Cream, Beer & Wine Garden Open
All day long: Visit our vendors and crafters!
4:30 PM KCBS Cooks Meeting
6:00 Michael Palmer Rocks the House til 7:30 PM
Michael Palmer6:30 Anything Butt Contest Judging (Behind the Scenes)
7:00 KCBS Dessert Contest Judging (Behind the Scenes)
7:30 BBQ TOUR STOP #1 (OLD VIRGINIA SMOKE)
8:00 BBQ TOUR STOP #2 (SMOKIN GNOME)
8:30 MIchael Palmer Rocks On
8:30 VIP BBQ TOUR STOP- VIP ONLY
9:00 Closing Announcements
Saturday June 28th 2014- $8 at the gate and kids under 10 are free, Tasting Tent Tickets Sold Separately Hours: 10-9:30
7:30 AM Competitor Breakfast
10:00 AM Event Opens to the Public
Grab some lunch in the Food Court!
TBA (11:00) UNTIL (2:00 PM or SOLD OUT): People’s Choice Sample Tent Open, Until Samples Run Out Vote for a Winner!
12:00 KCBS Judging Stars
12:00 COSETTE GOBAT ROCKS THE HOUSE
2:00 BBQ TOUR STOP #3 (3 EYZ BBQ)
2:30 BBQ TOUR STOP #4 (APORKALYPSE NOW)
All day long: Visit our vendors and crafters!
4:00 KCBS BBQ AWARD CEREMONY & PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WITH BURNT ORANGE
5:00 BURNT ORANGE BAND CONTINUES TO ROCK THE HOUSE
6:30 BBQ TOUR STOP #5 (HOG IT UP BBQ)
7:00 VIP WINNERS DINNER (HOG IT UP BBQ)
7:00 RULE-G ROCKS THE HOUSE
9:30 PM Event Officially Closes
Sunday June 29th 2013 Event Opens to the Public Hours: 11 to 5 Dollar Discount Day! $1 at the gate
(Not to the public-Backyard Load in 7-8 am)
(Not open to the public – Car Load in for Evel Speed Car Show)
11:00 Open to the Public
EVEL SPEED CAR SHOW HAPPENING
11:00 Michael Palmer Performs
12:00 Noon Backyard Competition Judging Starts
12:00 KCBS CBJ JUDGE CLASS (PRIVATE EVENT)
1:00 BRIAN BUCHANAN rocks the house.
2:00 PM GARY SMALLWOOD rocks the house 1st set.
3:00 BBQ AWARDS
GARY SMALLWOOD 2nd set.
4:00 CAR SHOW AWARDS
GARY SMALLWOOD 3rd set
5:00 Closing Announcements
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Welcome to Jerry Dyer, Pitmaster of JD’s Smokin’ Misfits Competition BBQ team from Fredericksburg, VA! We can’t wait to see you at Hogging Up! Like them on Facebook
Special thanks to …Col. Steve A. Blevins …..formerly of Dream Photo, is bringing his Blue Angel plane to Hogging Up BBQ & Music Festival. Col. Steve was grounded last year, but guess what folks, the AirShows are back! At this year’s Hogging Up Festival you can sit in the cockpit of his plane, taking your photo for a small fee, and the experience of a lifetime! Facebook
Dustin Reed, Pitmaster of the Inked Pig will be bringing his best to Clear Brook to compete in the 2nd annual Hogging Up BBQ & Music Festival for fame and glory. Dustin is going to show his all in 4 KCBS catergories, People’s Choice, Dessert and Anything Butt, so wish him good luck! Dustin is from Hagerstown, MD. Let’s see what he’s got!
We think their tractor’s are sexy and we love them for helping us with our festival. Their gator comes in great use for our crew and judges to get around! Make sure you visit them for the best John Deere’s on earth. Ohhh yeahhh!
Bar-b-que Mayham BBQ Competition Team and Catering is in the house! These guys compete and sell roadside from Greencastle, PA! These two guys who love to Q will be led by Pitmaster Jerry Gates representing Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. Do they have what it takes to win fame and glory at Hogging Up? Wait and see!
Don Smallwood and team “Smokin’ Deeze Thaangs” is in the house from our home state of Maryland. Does SMOKIN DEEZE THAANGS have what it takes to win fame and glory in Clear Brook, Virginia? You must wait and find out at Hogging Up BBQ Festival!
Team: Smokin’ Deeze Thaangs
Pitmaster: Donald Smallwood
Representing: Glen Burnie, Maryland
Who let the gnomes out? They have returned to compete for fame and glory from Shippensburg, PA. These guys deserve a big “Hogging Up” welcome and will be competing for prizes fame and glory at the Frederick County Fairgrounds in Winchester Virginia. Led by Pitmaster, Sal Gobat,who loves Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce………
Connect with Smokin’ Gnome:
Hey, how do you like these pigs? Awesome! New logo for Jokers and Smokers, a professional competition team led by Pitmaster Don McPhail from Great Falls, Virginia. We have updated their logo on our competitors page!
Now you can bring your daughter, mother, friends and family to shop while you have fun at the Hogging Up BBQ Festival. Welcome to Mary Beth Crider and South Hill Designs who sells beautiful customizable lockets with charms, coins, and Swarovski crystals. Leather wraps and locket bracelets you can build and are priced.
I first heard of Michael Palmer while he was organizing a benefit concert in his area. (Found: The Journal ) It isn’t every day that a guy from West Virginia assembles a group of bikers who come in support of raising money to end child abuse. That’s what Michael does, the impossible.
Michael Palmer gives cutting edge high energy performances. He spends most his life giving back for the gift he has, often playing many charity or benefit concerts each year. He’s well traveled, he’s sang on the Grand Old Opry stage, cut numerous demos in Nashville, had auditions on the Voice and America’s Got Talent, and opened for Todd Allen Herendeen.
He’s not yet thirty, but he’s been singing since five and bought his first guitar at age fifteen. He’s a military veteran! He promotes Freedom Water, of which a portion of every bottles helps our Active duty soldiers, veterans, their families and their children!
When I asked why he’s chosen family time over fame, he said, “Growing up poor in rural Winchester, Virginia I remember the days we didn’t have food, the thing that kept me going was music. I taught myself how to play Hawaii Five-0 by the Ventures and the rest was history. If God has given you a gift you use it, and that’s what I do. Even when I didn’t have a job, I entertained people with my music. Today, I live each day giving back when I can.”
I chose Michael to headline our Hogging Up BBQ Festival. I’m glad I did.He’s passionate about lots of things in life, his music and helping others is at the top of his list. Michael lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia with lovely wife and three children.
We can’t wait for his high energy performance on Friday night, June 27th, he’ll be playing right after the BBQ tour.
Thank you to our family, crew, and volunteers and the community for supporting our causes.
Money Raised to Date
$1000 SPCA of Frederick/Clarke/Winchester 2014 ($200 from Gate/GoodSam/CandyHill, $300 from Evel Speed $500 from Food Stands)
$1200 Woodbine Assembly of God who uses this for their Blaze Youth Program ($600 Gate- 2013, $600 Gate-2014)
$400 Clear Brook Volunteer Fire Department (from Big Fat Daddy’s)
$3200+ All Proceeds of Beer / Wine 2013 / 2014 kept by Winchester Exchange Group
TO DATE HOGGING UP HAS RAISED over $8000 for charities.
We also offered a 4 demo music contract and J200 guitar to WInchester Born musician Michael Palmer. Value $5000.00
We haven’t forgotten about you, but taken a few weeks off to regroup and plan, and enjoy the holidays! We will be revamping the site soon for 2014 and adding our vendor and competitor forms in the next two weeks. We are making decisions on entertainment and working on sponsors for the 2014 festival. As you know we are working with the SPCA in 2014 and we want to remind you that your local SPCA shelter can use old blankets, kitty litter or donations of dog or cat food always !
Also, why not give the gift of a backyard application to your loved one? Have them grilling up for great prizes at our 2014 Hogging Up BBQ Festival!
Backyard Applications are here.
It’s going to be a new year for the festival and time for us to start sharing our cute little icon all over tarnation! Ain’t he cute?
Add it to your site by copying and pasting this code:
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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
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 would like to give a huge HOGGING UP thank you to Clemens Food Group, owner of Hatfield Quality Meats for Sponsoring our event. Clemens Food Group was originally founded in 1895. They have had a great reputation all these years as being a leader in the food industry starting with the industrial movement in America. Back in the late 1890’s John Clemens had a farm in Maryland, later the site for Pleasant Valley Packing. He would go into Philadelphia to sell his wares – where JM Funk was starting Hatfield’s Pork processing plant. Needless to say, the rest is pretty much a great part of history.
Clemens owns these popular brands:
Big Fat Daddy’s has been faithful to using Ferrante’ Brothers special blend of gourmet mild Italian rope sausage at fairs and festivals all these years.
We found it originally in Baltimore, with Nick Ferrante’s original recipe brought back from Italy. We are happy to report this brand is now owned by Hatfield–with the same great tasting recipe kept secret all these years.
Thank you for this wonderful partnership! Make sure to visit Hatfield Quality Meats for quality saving coupons and to read about new products!
You can’t have a BBQ & Music Festival in Winchester without having one of Winchester’s own TOP DOGS for a special appearance. Diehl Wilson’s big and purdy baby, also known as the VIRGINIA GIANT Monster Truck . He’ll be Hogging Up the Frederick County Fairgrounds with us for the weekend, displaying his truck , letting you take pictures, and …..maybe even giving YOU a ride!
Special thanks to the Virginia Giant for coming!
This just in, Carol and randy Bigler are our official Hogging Up KCBS Contest Reps! Combined their experience is priceless and we look forward to working with them on this BBQ / Bluegrass / Arts / Crafts/ Fun filled event!