Jiggy With the Piggy Kannapolis, NC – May 5-6
By LaRee Fink, Pitmaster – House of Smoke BBQ
Entry Fee: $300.00
Cook all four categories, plus People’s Choice, wings, and pork
Jiggy with the Piggy is a KCBS sanctioned event and is a HUGE festival type of event. Seventy-five teams cooked this event and the weather was a mix, from beautiful to chilly, and back to beautiful again. The organizers, staff, and volunteers were extremely helpful and made everyone feel welcome.
Eddie Smith and company did an awesome job putting this event together. Turn-ins were about a five minute walk from the furthest most site.
Sites were a big 25 X 50 and if you needed more, like Eddie says, “you need to downsize!” Breakfast was provided and there was a choice of a boxed meal. Lots of rides and freebies to keep the kids entertained and tons of vendors linked the festival grounds. It was an amazing contest and I definitely recommend it to anyone that can come, put it on your calendars for next year folks, you DO NOT want to miss this one.
Congratulations to the winners:
Chicken: Southern Q Competition Cook Team
Ribs: Baloney Joe’s BBQ
Pork: Redneck Scientific
Brisket: Macadoo Heights BBQ
Reserve Grand Champion: Muttely Crew BBQ
Grand Champion: Wolf’s Revenge BBQ
Full KCBS results here