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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!

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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.

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

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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

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.