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West Virginia Festival October 2014

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West Virginia BBQ Festival

If you are in West Virginia, and want to do something, why not come on over to the West Virginia State Championship BBQ Festival held at Cox Camping?  Mark your calendar for Friday October 24th and Saturday October 25th, 2014.  It’s only a hop, skip and jump into the mountains of Great Cacapon, right up Route 9 into the mountain!

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Fun, Food, Beer and BBQ, what’s more to love

WV Festival Judge Applications Are Up

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Judges listen up, the moment you have been waiting for! The Judge page now has the applications live. we anticipate getting an overwhelming response of judge apps for this contest. You must read the app carefully to ensure you know the procedure. We will process received apps once per week and email you. If you don’t add our email to your safe list, then we can’t email you or will end up in your spam. Do not bombard us with emails. We will not know competitor count until further down the road. Feel free to send multiple entries in one envelope to save postage. We will be selecting a nice mix of local, out of town, new and old judges. Thank you for your interest, and good luck.


Hogging Up West Virginia Festival Blessing from Governor

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Governor Proclamation

We just love to flash our fancy schmancy Proclamation Around. This means we will be a Jack Daniels and American Royale qualifier for our Grand Champion. As for the festival itself, we’re trying hard to focus on the beauty of West Virginia with our Hogging UP BBQ Festival. We are approximately 12 miles outside of Berkeley Springs, nestled in a mountain. The beauty is worth the drive . We are including local talent and giving back to local charities, so we hope you West Virginians will come out and support our cause. We had a great time taking some promo shots at Cox Camping and talking to some of the locals.

Mountain Music

CF SAUER Sponsors West Virginia BBQ Festival

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Thanks to CF Sauer for helping support our cause.  They are over a century and a quarter old and provide the best in spices, rubs extracts, and condiments to make your table shine! Check out their website at for great products! Free shipping over $25!

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Vendor Applications Event October 24 25th West Virginia

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Vendor Applications West Virginia October 2014

Vendors for October Festival, Friday and Saturday the 24th and 25th of October 2014 in West Virginia….We are pleased to announce our Vendor applications are now up on the Forms tab,  under “Vendor Applications”  We are a bit ahead of schedule with this, but in an effort to get all forms up by April we’re starting now.

Historic County Inn Berkeley Springs Host Hotel

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Historic Inn Berkeley SpringsAlmost Heaven Hotel!  We are pleased to announce our historic hotel is the The County Inn West Virginia  as our host hotel in the center of Berkeley Springs, and full of rich history.  It is only 12 miles from our event and our suggested choice for our guests. We personally recommend it!

The Inn is in front and has fancier suites, but if you just want a regular hotel room, there is a full hotel behind! There lies a variety of different level rooms waiting for you.  By mentioning the “HOGGING UP GROUP RATE” you will get a discount on any room you choose.   You will need to CALL to book the room and not use the online service.

How to Book, easy as 1-2-3:

1.   Call:  304-258-1200

2.   Mention:  “Hogging Up Group Rate” , this applies to the weekend of October 24-25th.

3.    Book your Room!

West Virgnia Coupon Code Historic Country Inn for Hogging Up BBQ Festival

The Historic Country Inn has been under complete renovations!   It’s history dates back to 1933, and is known for being a relaxing historic retreat (and spa!) What a great way to spend the weekend ! You can view more photos on their Facebook page!


Hotel Address: 110 S Washington St, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

Directions from the Inn and to the BBQ Festival:

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Hatfield Knows how to BBQ Hatfield Quality Meats @hatfield_meats

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Thanks to Hatfield for supporting our Hogging Up efforts , did you know Big Fat Daddy’s exclusively uses Hatfield Pork, Sausage, and Ribs all summer long?  So, here’s a shameless plug to make sure to check out Hatfield Quality Meats for all your BBQ needs.  From professional competition to backyard barbecuing,  they have something for everyone.  Not only do they have a vast variety of products, but they offer great recipes on their website!  Did you know  they are also on social media?


Twitter – @Hatfield_Meats