Serving it up at Barbecue Festival and Cookoff

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Jeffrey Standley of Dad Bods BBQ prepares food for hungry customers during the Pig in the Park Barbecue Festival and Cookoff held Friday and Saturday in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park. After taking two years off due to COVID, the event returned with a weekend of championship cooking of barbecue, food sales, vendors and other activities. Sixteen cook teams competed for the Championship sponsored by the Williamston Masonic Lodge.

1st place in Butts
Casual Smokers won first place in Butts with a score of 16.1857 at the 2022 Pig in the Park on Saturday in Mineral Spring Park in Williamston. Presenting the award were Teena Bohm and Williamston Mayor Rockey Burgess.
2nd place in Butts
JW Cooks took second place in Butts with a score of 16.1143 at the 2022 Pig in the Park on Saturday in Mineral Spring Park in Williamston. Presenting the award were Teena Bohm and Williamston Mayor Rockey Burgess. They also took first place in ribs with a score of 16.3143.
3rd place in Butts
Backwoods Bar-B-Cue, Gene Culbertson, took third place  at the 2022 Pig in the Park on Saturday in Mineral Spring Park in Williamston. Presenting the award were Teena Bohm and Williamston Mayor Rockey Burgess.
4th place in Butts
Blind Swine BBQ took fourth place at the 2022 Pig in the Park on Saturday in Mineral Spring Park in Williamston. Presenting the award were Teena Bohm and Williamston Mayor Rockey Burgess.
5th in Butts
Piggy Fins BBQ won fifth place at the 2022 Pig in the Park on Saturday in Mineral Spring Park in Williamston. Presenting the award was Williamston Mayor Rockey Burgess. They also took second in ribs with a score of 16.1714.