Hogging Up West Virginia Has Been Cancelled for a Variety of Reasons

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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!


He-Men Old Time Music Added To Entertainment

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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.

Featured Lead Singer: Michael Columbus of “Cosmic Hillbilly”HeMen Michael Columbus

Vendors, Competitors and Performers Accepted Now for Hogging Up West Virginia

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WVFLYERApply early for West Virginia!


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.


West Virginia BBQ Festival Promotional Photos

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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!

BBQ Festival WV

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.


WVBBQFestival2Pitmaster Mike Lackey of the Hog-It-Up BBQ  Team decides to pick up a fiddle and join in on the fun.



West Virginia festivalSoon Pigmund and Hog-It-Up Pitmaster Mike Lackey on Banjo are joined by local talent Michael Palmer on guitar. A little bit of pickin’ starts happening and soon the pig is dancing.

West Virginia BBQ Festival

 Michael Palmer does a solo , against the beauty of Cox Camping.

West Virginia Festival

The Professional BBQ Team Mike and Michelle Lackey of Hog-It-Up BBQ Team seem pleased with the location.

Ribs at the BBQ Festival

Soon Vic Cox, owner of Cox Camping has decided to get messy with ribs. Hey, is he eating the props?

"BBQA nice panoramic shot of the Great Cacapon Valley!

And the winner is:

West Virginia BBQ Festival Flyer

West Virginia BBQ Festival Packs some Entertainment

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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.




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!

Tell your friends!



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

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