We are pleased to announce that the Kansas City Barbeque Society Professional Competitor Packets are available on the Competitor Applications page for the 2014 Hogging Up WV BBQ Festival. Thanks for your patience!
KCBS teams: In case you didn’t hear, we do have the Governor’s blessing as in and Official Proclamation, and now having been named a State Championship. So, there you have it. Woot Woot.
Welcome to Dub V Pub ! Dub V Pub is a restaurant and sports bar located in lovely Martinsburg, West Virginia. They are helping promote our festival in the Martinsburg area and we can’t thank them enough. After all, Great Cacapon is almost neighbors, right? They have a saying in West Virginia that the country roads aren’t that long. So a hop, skip and a jump lands you right in the center of Martinsburg.
If you are looking for a cool place to hang out, check out this place with daily specials, great food and sporty atmosphere, dubbed a “Mountaineer Haven”, by the locals. Dub V Pub combines the best of both into a different kind of neighborhood gathering place. With five flat screen TV’s and live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays how can you go wrong!
Check them out:
Address: 1544 Winchester Avenue Martinsburg, WV 25405
If you are looking to sponsor or help us promote our festival, click here for our Sponsor Kit!
It was a hard decision just where to hold a BBQ festival in West Virginia. Our major issue was finding good spaces with water and electric for our competitors. We looked at places in Berkeley County and actually visited or talked to 12 of them from campgrounds to fairgrounds. The issues were lack of electricity some not set up right, or perhaps a bit too small. Some just didn’t feel right, or the people we talked to just didn’t sound like they were excited or be on board. That means a lot. We really liked Kathie’s Lazy A Campground and she would have been totally on board with us, but there was concern of possible flooding in parts in October as well as only so many electrical spaces. We could have worked around that but more importantly, this was the former location of Pickin’ in the Panhandle and did not want to be in any way confused with them.
Too big, too small, what do to? We pitched to some places who just weren’t interested in having anything to do with a BBQ event. We were so frustrated that we talked about giving up. If we could just keep looking and find the perfect place….
We then went into Berkly Springs (Morgan County) to check out one final place, our last attempt if you will… That is where we fell in love with Cox Camping’s 60-some acre property nestled at the bottom of the Appalachian Mountains. We told Vic Cox what we wanted to do , and he was on board since “hello.” He is going to be the guy who helps us KEEP a KCBS competition in West Virginia. This mean moving the event from our anticipated location of Berkeley County to Great Cacapon (pronounced by most locals as Kay-Kaye-Pin) ….so now what? Our concern since day one, was being confused with the former Pickin’ in the Panhandle if we kept the event in Berekely County. Moving it out of Berkeley County into the next town was a way to keep confusion down to a minimum. It just felt perfect.
Where is it going to be held?
Cox Camping 44 Cox Lane, Great Cacapon, WV 25422
(off of Milo School Rd.)
Directions: Click here.
Travel along a mountain, into a back road, past a few houses and then it seems, you are in almost heaven . Vic Cox started making his campground a reality in 1991, expanding it slowly he now has enough property that a first year festival can take a nice size chunk of the campground, and each year, can continue each year to expand and grow.
We will be using a completely different setting of a festival. We’ll be pickin’ on the porch with Old Tyme Music. Judges will be judging on a cottage covered porch. Visiting vendors, competitors and food vendors in the woods, this will be wild.
As we finalize details with planning and work on promotions with Vic, please check back for forms by April. We are very excited to be able to keep an event full of BBQ in West Virginia.
West Virginia Enterainment Picked for Hogging Up Virginia …Michael Palmer 3rd Gear Headlining Friday Night
[object Window] While we’re waiting for the details of Hogging Up WV, you may find it interesting that one of West Virginia’s own was picked to perform (we should say headline) at the Clear Brook, Virginia BBQ Festival . He’s one of Martinsburg’s own and one of Freedom Water’s main supporters, Michael Palmer. Read more here…
Join us November 7th to 9th 2014 for a KCBS BBQ Festival. Location TBA. Forms are coming. We are trying to help the Relay for Life and get something going, more details soon.