We would like to thank the Journal, Cox Camping, and Governor for their support, but with heavy heart we must say that Hogging Up WV has been cancelled. It was our goal to keep a KCBS BBQ competition in West Virginia for 2014 just for our competitors, but also to give the public a glance at our “HOGGING UP BBQ TOUR” where they could learn tips and tricks from the pros Like so many other barbecue competitions we have lack of monetary sponsors, and lack of volunteers. You can’t put on a good event without those two factors.
Cox Camping will still have their Fall Leaf Festival on Saturday, October 25th. We hope you will go out and support them. Take your BBQ have a picnic and see Vic grill up a pig!
The He-Men hail from the moutains of the Panhandle, from West Virginia and Maryland, playing Old Time Music that will rock your socks off. See them perform various times on Saturday October 25th 2014 at Cox Camping at the Hogging Up WV BBQ Festival.
Performers – Final Line up July 5th , see our main page on how to submit your submission.
Competitors – Until Full
Vendors – Until Full
We’re busy working on Hogging Up Virginia, and this website is expected to come to life in mid July.
Here’s some promo pictures we took from the West Virginia BBQ Festival promotional stills shot at Cox Camping in Great Cacapon, WV. We hope you will join us at Hogging Up West Virginia October 24-25th 2014 for a great time!
West Virginia’s Hogging Up BBQ & Music Festival will be a fun time. Big Fat Daddy’s Wayne Schafer Organizer, (left) and Vic Cox, owner of Cox Camping (right) share seats with Hog-It-Up BBQ professional team, (Mike Lackey on Banjo and Michelle Lackey on fiddle) with local talents Jim Morris (back left) and Michael Palmer (back right.) Highlighting the local beauty of the area, Hogging Up promises to feature local talent.
Hogging Up’s official mascot “Pigmund ” the official pig greets the kids and explains the wonders of Great Cacapon and the rich history from centuries prior. The beauty of the mountain range highlights the “Wild and Wonderful ” side of West Virginia.
Michael Palmer does a solo , against the beauty of Cox Camping.
The Professional BBQ Team Mike and Michelle Lackey of Hog-It-Up BBQ Team seem pleased with the location.
Soon Vic Cox, owner of Cox Camping has decided to get messy with ribs. Hey, is he eating the props?
And the winner is:
We are almost ready to unveil our entertainment line up, but we thought we would keep you guessing.
We’re going a little bit country, a little bit washboard and a little bit fiddle.
This is going to be one big mountain party.
Get ready October 24-25th 2014 at Cox Camping.
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!
Tell your friends!
Fun, Food, Beer and BBQ, what’s more to love
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.