Pig in the Park BBQ Festival & Cookoff this weekend!

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The Pig in the Park Barbecue Festival and Cook-Off will be held in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park this weekend, May 16 and 17. The event is sponsored by the Williamton Masonic Lodge and is celebrating its fourth year. According to organizers, cooking teams from all over SC are registered for the cookoff.

The activities begin on Friday with barbecue and food, craft vendors and a children’s play area from 12 noon until 9 p.m. There will be live music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Coyote Moon singing then and now Country music.

On Saturday activities will run from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Beginning at Noon on Saturday, the Williamston Masonic Lodge will be selling wrist bands for all-you-can-eat samples of competitors barbecue for $10.

Presentation of Barbecue championship awards will be at 2:30 p.m..

There will be live music from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the Original Out of Towners.

Pig in the Park Cookoff Competitors include:

Ultimate Tailgaters BBQ, Chris Fulmer of Aiken

Swig-n-Pig, Andrew Massey, Williamston

The Smokin’ Grill, Kenneth Scales, Williamston

Blind Swine BBQ, Mike Sanders, Greenwood

Outlaw Bar-B-Q, Michael Cooke, Blacksburg

Slop To Chopped, Brown Patterson, Laurens

R & R BBQ, Ronnie Neely, Pelzer

Fatboys Barbeque LLC, Rick Wynn, Greenville

On the Spot BBQ, Ronnie Bishop, Greenwood

Smok’n Brothers BBQ, Lyle J Hogue, Woobridge Virgina

Elite BBQ Smokers, Jason W Hardee, Conway

Get Your Swine On, Brian Simmons, Anderson

Up In Smoke, Brian Teique, Rock Hill

Charcoholics, Michael Gravely, Williamston

Buckwheats BBQ, Dewayne Jones, Windsor

NUT’N BUT BUTS BBQ and Catering team, Frederick Miller, Taylors

High on the Hog BBQ, Matt Talbot, Belton

Pimp My Pig, Dean Price, Leeville

Doko Smoke, Tony Crout, Blythwood

Gullah Q Lowcountry BBQ, Lorenzo G Elmore, Greenville

Visitors are invited to “Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a fun-filled day of entertainment, food and good family fun,” a spokesperson said.

More information can be found on their web site at www.williamstonpiginpark.com.