Big Fat Daddy’s would like to sponsor Hogging Up again, and has found what appears to be a good location for a future KCBS BBQ Festival & Competition closer to home base near York, Pennsylvania. This undisclosed location will power big rigs and have a covered building for the judges. We are currently discussing possibilities with the property owner who has ongoing construction and improvements to the site. It is unforseen when all these improvements will be completed and if we can book a date for 2016 but we are working on it. Things have been busy for Big Fat Daddy’s during 2015 doing the Factory Tour Stop for the County of York–the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. These barbecue tours raise money for Bell Socialization Services, a local shelter in York Pennsylvania. So far we’ve had visitors from 12 different states who have enjoyed their visit. This came after we’d been inducted into the Southern Food and Beverage Museum and on top of that filmed on the second season of Food Network’s Carnival Eats show for our Colossal Got Beef? ® Crabcake.
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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!
We repeat, apples are optional.
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The Checkered Flag 500 Competition BBQ Team is our newest addition to the Hogging Up festival and we’d like to give a big HOGGING UP WELCOME to Mark & Sharon Gibbs out of Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania. In case you didn’t know they were named the Rookie of the Year for 2012 by the Mid Atlantic Barbecue Association ! You can connect with them on their Facebook Page or their Website!
Yes, that is a smokin’ gnome, and he tags along with the SMOKIN’ GNOME BBQ team straight out of 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 Sal Gobat, Pitmaster with the Gobat Pit Crew: Steve, Ed, Phylis, Amy and Alyssa, let’s not forget Jeremy Boyer too!
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We’d like to give a big “hogging up” welcome to one of our barbecue competitors, who is just a stone’s throw away from Winchester….yep–neighboring town of Bluemont! Who would have thought there’s professional bbq gurus right in your own backyard Winchester?
Pitmasters: Mike & Michelle Lackey
Representing: Bluemont, VA
The coordinators would also like to extend a personal THANK YOU for all the kind suggestions and guidance they have received from the Lackey’s–they have spoken on behalf of competition teams and want to make sure we have our bases covered (basically no sucky goodie bags and lots of electric!) So thanks to them for speaking up and making a difference. You won’t find any real estate pens in our bags this year. Thanks to the Lackey’s we are glad they are joining us this year!
We would like to extend a a big HOGGING UP Welcome to to Redneck Smoke Club. Mike Altland, Tim Dickins and Greg Richel are representing Somerset, New Jersey. We can’t wait to see how these Jersey boys do down in Virginia! Welcome!