Hogging Up BBQ Festival
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Contest Number: 4578
$6500 $7200 prizes upped at contest
CBJ Percentage: 100%
Contest Results: [View Printable]
Grand Champion: 3 EYZ BBQ
Reserve Champion: CHECKERED FLAG 500 BBQ
|1||3 EYZ BBQ||674.1828|
|2||CHECKERED FLAG 500 BBQ||672.5260|
|3||BIG BLOCK BBQ||664.5488|
|4||PHILLY BLIND PIG BBQ||662.2512|
|6||POP POP’S CHICKEN AND PIG||657.6344|
|8||SAUCE THIS BBQ||654.7204|
|11||SPITTIN’ FEATHERS BBQ||649.6800|
|12||PAVONE BROTHER’S BBQ||647.2452|
|13||SMOKIN GNOME BBQ||645.0628|
|14||DRILLING & GRILLING||645.0284|
|15||OLD VIRGINIA SMOKE||644.9940|
|16||JOKERS AND SMOKERS||644.5600|
|17||GOONEY CREEK BBQ||643.3944|
|18||GRAND SLAM BBQ||641.6000|
|20||FRED VEGAS SMOKERS||639.3256|
|22||REDNECK SMOKE CLUB||638.1372|
|23||ROCKIN ROBYNS BBQ||635.2452|
|25||SWINE AND SHINE BBQ||634.1944|
|27||2 RHODIES BBQ||632.4800|
|29||LIFE IS GOOD, BUT BBQ IS BETTER!||631.3372|
|30||SMOKIN FOOLZ BBQ||630.2284|
|32||ADAM’S RIB MIDLAND, VA||615.8396|
|33||SULTANS OF SWINE||615.2568|
|34||BAM BAM’S BBQ WINCHESTER VA||614.1712|
|35||PIG PEN BBQ||612.5024|
|36||LOW DOWN DIRTY BBQ||610.7424|
|37||The Inked Pig||609.6456|
|38||SMOK N PIGZ||609.0744|
|40||KRY BABY BBQ||606.1600|
|42||Wild & Wonderful BBQ||593.0856|
|43||SMOKIN DEEZE THAANGS||559.3600|
|44||Hill High Country Store||548.0344|
|45||JD’S SMOKIN MISFITS||489.0972|
|46||LETS MAKE A SQUEAL||459.2916|
|1||BIG BLOCK BBQ||176.5944|
|2||3 EYZ BBQ||174.2628|
|3||CHECKERED FLAG 500 BBQ||173.7028|
|6||PHILLY BLIND PIG BBQ||169.1084|
|7||2 RHODIES BBQ||166.8916|
|8||SMOKIN GNOME BBQ||165.1428|
|10||DRILLING & GRILLING||163.4056|
|11||GRAND SLAM BBQ||163.4056|
|12||PAVONE BROTHER’S BBQ||163.3828|
|13||The Inked Pig||162.8228|
|14||JOKERS AND SMOKERS||162.2744|
|15||ADAM’S RIB MIDLAND, VA||162.2628|
|16||GOONEY CREEK BBQ||162.2400|
|18||KRY BABY BBQ||161.7144|
|19||SAUCE THIS BBQ||161.1200|
|20||FRED VEGAS SMOKERS||161.1084|
|22||LIFE IS GOOD, BUT BBQ IS BETTER!||161.0740|
|23||POP POP’S CHICKEN AND PIG||160.5600|
|24||REDNECK SMOKE CLUB||159.9772|
|25||SWINE AND SHINE BBQ||159.9772|
|27||SPITTIN’ FEATHERS BBQ||158.3200|
|32||Wild & Wonderful BBQ||155.4284|
|33||PIG PEN BBQ||154.8572|
|34||JD’S SMOKIN MISFITS||154.2400|
|35||ROCKIN ROBYNS BBQ||153.0972|
|36||SMOKIN FOOLZ BBQ||152.5944|
|38||OLD VIRGINIA SMOKE||152.4912|
|40||LOW DOWN DIRTY BBQ||151.4284|
|41||SULTANS OF SWINE||151.3712|
|42||BAM BAM’S BBQ WINCHESTER VA||151.3600|
|43||SMOK N PIGZ||145.1200|
|44||Hill High Country Store||140.0000|
|45||SMOKIN DEEZE THAANGS||138.2516|
|46||LETS MAKE A SQUEAL||20.0000|
|1||POP POP’S CHICKEN AND PIG||178.2972|
|3||CHECKERED FLAG 500 BBQ||171.9772|
|5||3 EYZ BBQ||165.6800|
|6||PAVONE BROTHER’S BBQ||165.6684|
|7||SPITTIN’ FEATHERS BBQ||165.1200|
|8||BIG BLOCK BBQ||165.0972|
|9||GOONEY CREEK BBQ||164.0000|
|10||OLD VIRGINIA SMOKE||163.9772|
|11||ROCKIN ROBYNS BBQ||163.9656|
|12||SAUCE THIS BBQ||163.9544|
|14||PHILLY BLIND PIG BBQ||162.8572|
|15||GRAND SLAM BBQ||162.2744|
|16||JD’S SMOKIN MISFITS||161.7488|
|18||2 RHODIES BBQ||161.6800|
|19||REDNECK SMOKE CLUB||161.6800|
|21||LIFE IS GOOD, BUT BBQ IS BETTER!||160.0344|
|24||SMOKIN FOOLZ BBQ||159.3940|
|25||SMOK N PIGZ||158.8344|
|26||DRILLING & GRILLING||158.8228|
|28||JOKERS AND SMOKERS||158.2744|
|30||SWINE AND SHINE BBQ||158.2516|
|31||SMOKIN GNOME BBQ||157.6684|
|32||Wild & Wonderful BBQ||157.1544|
|35||FRED VEGAS SMOKERS||154.2400|
|36||LETS MAKE A SQUEAL||151.9544|
|37||LOW DOWN DIRTY BBQ||151.9312|
|38||PIG PEN BBQ||151.3712|
|39||BAM BAM’S BBQ WINCHESTER VA||150.8456|
|40||KRY BABY BBQ||150.8344|
|41||SULTANS OF SWINE||150.7772|
|43||ADAM’S RIB MIDLAND, VA||147.3828|
|44||The Inked Pig||146.8572|
|45||SMOKIN DEEZE THAANGS||143.9884|
|46||Hill High Country Store||111.9772|
|1||3 EYZ BBQ||170.8228|
|3||CHECKERED FLAG 500 BBQ||167.4172|
|4||JOKERS AND SMOKERS||166.8684|
|5||SAUCE THIS BBQ||166.8460|
|6||DRILLING & GRILLING||166.8228|
|8||PHILLY BLIND PIG BBQ||166.2628|
|12||FRED VEGAS SMOKERS||163.4172|
|13||LOW DOWN DIRTY BBQ||162.8572|
|14||ROCKIN ROBYNS BBQ||162.7884|
|15||SPITTIN’ FEATHERS BBQ||162.2400|
|17||SMOKIN GNOME BBQ||161.1200|
|18||SMOKIN FOOLZ BBQ||161.0856|
|19||REDNECK SMOKE CLUB||159.9544|
|20||OLD VIRGINIA SMOKE||159.3828|
|21||BIG BLOCK BBQ||158.8572|
|22||LIFE IS GOOD, BUT BBQ IS BETTER!||158.8344|
|23||Hill High Country Store||158.3544|
|24||SMOK N PIGZ||157.7372|
|25||PIG PEN BBQ||157.7256|
|27||SWINE AND SHINE BBQ||156.5600|
|29||ADAM’S RIB MIDLAND, VA||155.9656|
|30||SULTANS OF SWINE||155.4056|
|31||GRAND SLAM BBQ||155.3828|
|32||2 RHODIES BBQ||154.2284|
|33||LETS MAKE A SQUEAL||153.6456|
|34||PAVONE BROTHER’S BBQ||153.6456|
|35||GOONEY CREEK BBQ||153.1544|
|38||BAM BAM’S BBQ WINCHESTER VA||151.4056|
|39||The Inked Pig||151.3940|
|40||POP POP’S CHICKEN AND PIG||150.2172|
|41||SMOKIN DEEZE THAANGS||149.1428|
|44||KRY BABY BBQ||141.6684|
|45||Wild & Wonderful BBQ||139.3828|
|46||JD’S SMOKIN MISFITS||20.0000|
|2||OLD VIRGINIA SMOKE||169.1428|
|3||POP POP’S CHICKEN AND PIG||168.5600|
|5||PAVONE BROTHER’S BBQ||164.5484|
|6||PHILLY BLIND PIG BBQ||164.0228|
|7||SPITTIN’ FEATHERS BBQ||164.0000|
|8||BIG BLOCK BBQ||164.0000|
|9||GOONEY CREEK BBQ||164.0000|
|10||3 EYZ BBQ||163.4172|
|11||SAUCE THIS BBQ||162.8000|
|12||SMOKIN GNOME BBQ||161.1316|
|13||FRED VEGAS SMOKERS||160.5600|
|14||BAM BAM’S BBQ WINCHESTER VA||160.5600|
|15||GRAND SLAM BBQ||160.5372|
|17||CHECKERED FLAG 500 BBQ||159.4288|
|19||SWINE AND SHINE BBQ||159.4056|
|20||SULTANS OF SWINE||157.7028|
|22||SMOKIN FOOLZ BBQ||157.1544|
|23||JOKERS AND SMOKERS||157.1428|
|24||REDNECK SMOKE CLUB||156.5256|
|27||DRILLING & GRILLING||155.9772|
|28||ROCKIN ROBYNS BBQ||155.3940|
|30||JD’S SMOKIN MISFITS||153.1084|
|33||KRY BABY BBQ||151.9428|
|34||LIFE IS GOOD, BUT BBQ IS BETTER!||151.3944|
|36||ADAM’S RIB MIDLAND, VA||150.2284|
|37||2 RHODIES BBQ||149.6800|
|38||The Inked Pig||148.5716|
|39||PIG PEN BBQ||148.5484|
|40||SMOK N PIGZ||147.3828|
|41||LOW DOWN DIRTY BBQ||144.5256|
|42||Wild & Wonderful BBQ||141.1200|
|43||Hill High Country Store||137.7028|
|44||LETS MAKE A SQUEAL||133.6916|
|46||SMOKIN DEEZE THAANGS||127.9772|
|1||OLD VIRGINIA SMOKE||161.7256|
|5||SAUCE THIS BBQ||151.9772|
|7||SULTANS OF SWINE||151.4056|
|8||The Inked Pig||150.2972|
|9||LETS MAKE A SQUEAL||149.7028|
|10||KRY BABY BBQ||147.3940|
|11||SWINE AND SHINE BBQ||145.1544|
|12||Hill High Country Store||139.4288|
|1||Hill High Country Store||168.6516|
|4||PIG PEN BBQ||158.8112|
|5||PHILLY BLIND PIG BBQ||157.8172|
|6||SAUCE THIS BBQ||157.1084|
|8||The Inked Pig||156.6060|
|10||BAM BAM’S BBQ WINCHESTER VA||149.7484|
|11||SWINE AND SHINE BBQ||146.2512|
|12||OLD VIRGINIA SMOKE||137.6112|
|13||LETS MAKE A SQUEAL||136.5828|
The Checkered Flag 500 Competition BBQ Team is back this year Pitmaster Mark Gibbs , welcome to 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’re back with tons of update folks, we have so many professional teams, backyarders, judges and vendors to process it’s not funny. Our computer girls are working overtime, and of course, we can’t seem to do it quick enough. Just a reminder if you are staying in the area to use the Marriott link on our accommodations page, or click on the icons on the side of the page. This will get you a spankin’ good hotel rate and free breakfast, but you must book by June 1st! Hurry Hurry don’t be late.
Welcome to the Berkeley County Backpack Program feeding WV Kids! They will be onsite promoting their program which is helping end Child Hunger one backpack at a time, Find out how you can help at http://www.feedbcwvkids.org or or like their Facebook page here!
Drop offs: Accepted at Festival, or here at these locations:
Locations to drop off donations:
50 Monroe St Martinsburg
Bank of Charles Town:
Eagle Plaza, Hedgesville
Hedgesville Library/Town Hall:
6867 Hedgesville Rd, Hedgesville
South Berkeley Library:
Mussellman High School, Inwood
corner of King and Queen St, Martinsburg
167 Eagle School Road, Martinsburg
5091 Gerrardstown Rd, Inwood
My Bank! First United Bank & Trust:
Kings St, Martinsburg
651 Foxcroft Avenue Branch
Edwin Miller Blvd (Aikens Center)
Salon of Style:
Edwin Miller Blvd
Fox Croft Avenue
Moler Avenue Church of the Brethren:
136 East Moler Ave Martinsburg
205 North Queen Street, Martinsburg
Blue Ridge CTC:
Apple Harvest Drive, Martinsburg
Foxcroft Avenue, Martinsburg
71 Cowardly Lion Drive, Hedgesville
5078 Williamsport Pike, Martinsburg
Martinsburg Vet Center:
Foxcroft Rd, Martinsburg
Foxcroft Avenue, Martinsburg (Behind Daily Grind)
Shepherd University Martinsburg:
Edwin Miller Blvd, Martinsburg (Aikens Center)
Roses Garden & Treasures Florist & Gifts:
917 Cemetry Rd, Martinsburg
Product gifts for the VIP ticket holders are coming from Wild Hibiscus Flower Company! Straight from Sydney, Australia, Wild Hibiscus is a small family company using only sustainable farming practices and natural ingredients.Perhaps this is why their products are so yummy.
Gourmet hibiscus flowers in syrup that you can eat, is their specialty. Not only can you drop them in drinks, add them to desserts, but impress your friends with your new culinary creations! What a great way to adorn your favorite dessert or dress up your glass of champagne! Their tea is chock full of powerful antioxidants. So many recipes you can find on their Facebook page or their website!
Oh yeah, we love the Winchester Marriott Courtyard. You can’t beat their $89 rate with free breakfast. Everyone who stayed there last year gave us positive comments so we are happy to refer you exclusively to them if you need a hotel. You can find them here, on the sidebar, or the accommodations page. Make sure to use this LINK to get the discount.
We’re happy to have Larry and the boys from Burnt Orange Band rocking the BBQ awards this year on Saturday night both during, and after! In other words, they will be electrifying the award ceremony. If you haven’t heard them, you can listen to them here. In an unprecedented move, Larry and the boys feel it’s only right to rock the house not only after the ceremony, but DURING.
In most cases, the competitors are tired, having been up cooking all night, but now with some Burnt Orange Band rifts, they may be able to stay awake during the ceremony and feel like a star walking on that stage. Larry and the boys attitude it to being neighborly. After all, Culpepper is about 90 minutes away. In Virginia, that’s nothing. “We’re going to make them feel like rock stars!” Wow! Star power! By the way, like them on Facebook!
We’d like to extend a huge Hogging Up welcome to Pitmaster Dave Pavone and teamies Jayne and Vince of the Pavone Brothers BBQ Professional Competition Team. They will be defending Virginia’s honor , from Bristow, VA.
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
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
We felt like we had to tell you this story, since our vendors are getting scared away. Change is forthcoming. Please be patient.
When we first chose the town of Winchester for our festival, (turning down offers in Hunterdon, NJ) we did so because Big Fat Daddy’s has a long standing association with the county fair and we own property in Gore. We think the town of Winchester is beautiful, it’s one of our favorite places on earth. The location is great, close to neighboring West Virginia and minutes outside of PA and MD. The Panhandle seemed like a perfect place for a 3 day music and bbq festival, bring new people and get the town involved. Winchester we feel is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The fair board is very supportive of this event, and our main goal is to raise money for Cancer Care as well as getting some local non profits involved.
Big Fat Daddy’s will be selling food and maybe festival t-shirts. We will be instituting cheap admission (where can you go for $5- $8 –where can you go and see a days worth of bands?) We’ve dropped over 5000 free passes to the public because we want them involved. We want them to come, be a part of something fun to do, and buy from our vendors and support the festival.
Big Fat Daddy’s is the major sponsor of the event. We’ve had no other key sponsors. Panhandle Magazine has helped spread the word for us and work with us on advertising costs. This means we have basically funded it in entirety from our own money into this project renting the fairgrounds, the bands, the sound man, tshirts, advertising, banners, signs, security, tents, tables, chairs, etc……..and pledged up to $5300 in prizes whether we obtain enough competitors or not! Quick math on this is more than a top of the line new car. But why?
Cancer hit our family hard. It took my mother. Because of that it took my stepfather of a broken heart only months later and after 33 years of marriage to my mother. Cancer took my grandmother. My grandfather. It’s killing our family dog. It’s a cause. Something to raise awareness. Something important to us. So is helping the community. You may not know us or what we do. We’re not some big time promoters coming into the town to make a quick buck. You can read more about Wayne here.
Every Mother’s Day we get our family together and help raise money for Bell Socialization services in York, PA. They provide housing for people in transit – women out of abusive relationships get shelter and a way to start over. The homeless can seek shelter and find jobs and learn skills to make it in society. We’ve had a relationship with them for almost two decades. We ran a scholarship for three years in our hometown of Baltimore, the Anna Stickel Memorial Scholarship, to raise awareness due to a 14 year old girl who got killed by a train as she walked the tracks (probably listening to her ipod) on the way to school one day. This can happen to any of our children. We’d never met her, or to this day her family, but felt a worthy cause to send a message. We do work each year for and with several non profits to help raise money for their causes.
With that said, for Hogging Up, we are doing it to raise money for Cancer Care. We are working with the KCBS and have asked a local Winchester non profit to handle the beer/ wine thereby they will reap 100% of the proceeds – putting the money back into the town of Winchester and asking them only to donate something to Cancer Care. We won’t see a dime of this money. The town sees it. We feel good in knowing we are doing something to give back to the community. We told the volunteer fire department they are welcome to set up a donation tent. We want to support a community which we love and appreciate our EMS services.
What we didn’t know when choosing this location is that he town had old codes or rules, or whatever you wish to call them in place that initially are working against us instead of with us. We have been very vocal in trying to work to come up with solutions for us and our festival, to encourage change and exceptions. We are hopeful that change is on the way.
We felt we had to comment on this as it’s scaring our vendors away and vendors, we ask VENDORS for your patience in the matter. For instance, right now as it stands, any vendor who wishes to come to our event is responsible for their own permits and fees. The town does not currently have a special event permit, so thereby their permit fee is outdated and listed as an Itinerant vendor fee listed at $500 per vendor. This will show online on their form and of course, if you call they will reiterate this fee as it stands today.
(Who can afford that?) Not the small mom and pop crafter that’s for sure. Now we’ve received a lot of calls from locals who sell at the County Fair and the Apple Blossom and are wondering why this is. We can only state those events don’t have that problem because they are “community events” of which are run by non profit boards and are exempt from most of these hassles.
In addition Wayne and I are currently looking at additional fees, and will not know if these additional fees will get resolved. For instance, Wayne sells food each year at the County Fair at the same fairground and does not pay a meals tax. Here at the same fairgrounds for the Hogging Up Cancer Care Event he would have to collect and pay meals tax which would force him to raise pricing on food. This is again the way in which their codes are written as of now. We don’t feel right in passing these fees onto the public so again, more losses. Some may call these codes defunct, others discrimination, we just find them another obstacle in our way.
So, to be blunt, we raised absolute hell about this but we must remember they are just “old codes” and “not aimed at us personally.” We are trying to get our event straightened out because, honestly, what other choice do we have? It is too late in the game to move the festival so we are trying to make the best of it. At this point we don’t care if they hit us with fees but we are trying to protect our vendors.
Our event has received recognition from the Governor of Virginia and we know we are doing good. We can sleep at night. Cancer has touched all of us in some way, or someone we know and we remember the cause at hand and trudge forward. We personally feel it just shouldn’t be this hard to try to raise money for a good cause, or have a fun event for the community….
We are happy to report that some promises of progress may be made and soon by the powers that be in working to get these types of issues cleared up. They are diligently working on rewriting this code for a special event permit fee (reportedly around $30) by Mid March which will apply to our vendors. Perhaps then our event be classified as a community event, as we have been told which may help alleviate some other issues. We have not gotten all the clarification on it yet.
We have had the fair board offer to co-sponsor us, and even the wonderful MABBQA, but we don’t see why we should have to do this and redo everything this late in the game.
We are asking that our vendors who have called the tax office or pulled the form to hang in there, because we are pushing for change. Do not call them until April.
Of course this leaves us two months after the change to obtain enough vendors. If you know of a vendor who is thinking about coming please have them call us so we can warn them first!
We are asking for support from the community. Please spread the word about this event, come out and support us or ask your work if they will help us in some way. Eat our food. Buy our t-shirts. Ask your son or daughter to volunteer for a day.
Get your employers to help. We are still in need of a large generator for the competitors. Ask your employers what they can do. Can they help send some promo items, some freebies for our judges, or cover the cost of some signs? Can they help sponsor in some way?
We still need volunteers. We can’t do it without you and we are not a fancy commission or a huge corporation. We aren’t some big time promoters trying to get rich. We are Cindy and Wayne with two people and a passion for a cause.
Cindy and Wayne
Special thanks to our friends in West Virginia including book author Roger Engle and lovely wife Gula, Steve Harris from Circa Blue and our friends over at Pickin’ in the Panhandle for keeping us going on support.
We are pleased to have Heather on behalf of Paparazzi Accessories joining the festival! Her great fashion accessories will be available to all, under $5! What a bargain!
Special thanks to Bill Flannery of Texas Brush who will be making some super cool Hogging Up Texas Brushes for our two top winners *Grand Champion and #Reserve Champion, and winner of the #Best of the Panhandle Award . We appreciate him donating them to our festival. This is in addition to any other prizes or trophies for these categories.
We love our Texas Brush, not only because it cleans your grill to a tee, but that it saves you money over using smaller grill brushes that get bent up and fall apart . Well, we used to have to replace our grill brushes every month and now we can just find satisfaction in walking so tall with such a big brush that doesn’t need replacing.
Here is our Texas Brush Review.
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We just realized with the addition of our Dessert and Anything Butt Category, this increases total prize payouts (Prize List here) to $5200 cash plus trophies/awards. Woot Woot.Keep in mind our Dessert and Anything Butt will be Guest and VIP judged. This means, you have a better chance competing at Hogging Up than playing Lotto. More great news coming soon, stay tuned.
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