Our Kids Q contest is heating up! , Sidney from Great Falls, Virginia will be grilling it up for fame and glory. She’s added to the Kids Q page! Her father is a professional team pitmaster so it’s safe to say she may have some great grilling DNA!
Hey, do you know kids who are crazy about grilling ? Did you know it’s only $10 for a 6/29/14 entry as long as Mom/Dad or Guardian start the fire, they are in! Tell your friends, details here on the Backyard Page!
Pavone Brothers is Back! We’d like to extend a huge Hogging Up welcome to Pitmaster Dave Pavone of Pavone Brothers BBQ Professional Competition Team. They will be defending Virginia’s honor , from Bristow, VA. Check out their blog at PavoneBrothersBBQ.Blogspot.com to find out the latest news and more about this great competition team!
The forms you have been waiting for are up. First come, first served. We have compiled a competitor packet for you, and you can find it on the EVENT FORMS page. It’s available in DOC or PDF so choose your poison.
Hope to see you there!
We are pleased to have finalized our second year prize pot totaling over $6900 in cash! Let’s not forget our wonderful sponsor gifts which we estimate a grand value of $7500.00! Oh goody, goodie see the breakdown here on the prize money page.
The forms are coming!
This just in, BBQ Tour stops set for Friday and Saturday June 28-29th 2014 during the Hogging Up BBQ Festival are going to feature some of the best teams we’ve seen! Five total stops, here is a sneak peak!
First up one of two stops on Friday night is Bluemont’s own Grand Champion BBQ Team Hog It Up BBQ! Pitmasters Mike and Michelle Lackey make a creative team, one’s from Texas and one’s from Australia! Last year they were our Dessert Contest Winners! This year spend a half hour at their site learning all about BBQ!~
*BBQ Tour Times Subject to Change based on contest times, but these guys are slotted for Friday night!
Stay tuned for all the BBQ Tour stops announced here on our BBQ TOUR PAGE!
There are only 7 competitors competing for fame and glory in our North Vs. South contest. There are five from Pennsylvania and two from Jersey, all listed here. Basically this is an organizer’s award for the best overall best score of the teams that aren’t in the immediate panhandle area (so if you are a MD/VA/WVA team you are in the Best of the Panhandle Contest.)
North vs South gives teams who came from further away a chance to win something and a nice little thank you for their efforts. In this case, it’s $50 cash and a gift basket that includes goodies from Big Fat Daddy’s . Just a little something something to say thanks for coming all this way!
Will a Jersey team take the cake representing the North? Or will the Pennsylvanians step up and reclaim the South? We know, calling Pennsylvania a southern state is kind of cheesy, but hey, we had to make it work. Good luck to all of you!
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!
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!
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!
Please note: Competitor Applications will be offline while we tweak some things.
Stay tuned for more exciting details!