Covington Cork & Pork Festival Covington, VA

By Edward R. B’Que

The Covington Cork and Pork Festival 2017 is in the books.  David “BB” Bryant and his team once again did a stellar job getting teams to his event.  These folks treat BBQ teams like royalty.  They supply an Italian dinner on Friday night that is delivered to your site by a John Deere Gator.  On Saturday morning they bring breakfast to you as well!  This is just about the most competitor-friendly contest on the MABA circuit for sure!

32 teams were there this year and BB wants to get 45 next year.  These guys are committed to BBQ and growing the sport for sure!  We had great weather and a really good crowd of locals visiting downtown Covington.  The Mayor was hands-on at the event as well.  He visited sites and welcomed teams just as he does every year.

Jay Reeder and 4:20Q from Hagerstown, MD overcame their Pork woes that have been hankering him to bring home the GC.  Chiles Cridlin and Wolf’s Revenge out of Richmond, VA continued their rampage through the schedule with a nice RGC.  Tom and Stacey Feil of Christmas City BBQ out of where else, but Bethlehem, PA brought home 3rd place honors.

Grate Smoke took home top Chicken honors, E.T.’s BBQ was 1st in Ribs, Wolf’s Revenge scored 1st in Pork and the GC 4:20 took home first place brisket money for his work!

Congrats to everyone that was called and if you need to fill a spot in your schedule I would highly recommend this contest in 2018!

Chicken – Grate Smoke
Ribs –E.T.’s BBQ
Pork –Wolf’s Revenge BBQ
Brisket – 4:20 Q

RGC –Wolf’s Revenge BBQ
GC – 4:20 Q

Full KCBS results here.