March 31 & April 1, 2023
Friday: Noon - 11 P.M.
Saturday: Noon - 9 p.m.


Hub City Hog Fest

2023 hog fest Winners

During this year's Hub City Hog Fest, 38 teams competed for the title of best barbecue. Categories to compete were wings, brisket, ribs, butts and overall. And this year's winners are:

  • Wings - High on the Hog - Matt Talbot with 8.7571 points
  • Brisket - JW Cooks - Jason Wallace with 16.3833 points
  • Ribs - JW Cooks - Jason Wallace with 16.2333 points
  • Butts - Tail Gater-Hater - Phillip Miles with 16.2333 points
  • Overall - JW Cooks - Jason Wallace

All Contestant Results

About the Hub City Hog Fest

The 2023 Hub City Hog Fest, a barbecue contest to benefit Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, will take place on March 31 and April 1. The City of Spartanburg will block off several roads downtown around Morgan Square to accommodate the dozens of cook teams that will compete in this annual BBQ competition.

On Friday, March 31, entrance into the event from noon to 5 p.m. is FREE. After 5 p.m., wristbands must be purchased for $5 each. On Saturday, April 1, from noon to 9 p.m., $5 wristbands must be purchased. Children 10 and under are admitted free. There will be chicken wing samples from the competition teams available from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday evening. The samples of the competition teams' barbecue and ribs are ONLY AVAILABLE from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Vendors will be on site selling BBQ all weekend. Hog Bucks must be used to purchase food from vendors and to sample BBQ from competition teams (while supplies last).

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it's not just a competition — it's a great cause!

We are thrilled that you are excited about the Hub City Hog Fest, a barbecue contest to benefit Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, S.C. All proceeds from this event benefit Mobile Meals.

Since the the Hub City Hog Fest first started filling Downtown Spartanburg with the sweet, smoky smell of barbecue in 2013, it has raised more than $400,000 for Mobile Meals, and we hope to continue for many years to come. Please come out and not only have a lot of fun, but join with us in supporting this great organization and helping our community!


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Scenes from the Festival


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