Insider's Guide To The Hog Fest

We are thrilled that you are excited about the Hub City Hog Fest, a barbecue contest to benefit Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, SC. We like to keep things pretty simple — block off some streets in one of the Southeast's most rapidly developing downtown's, and then bring in the best competition BBQ teams, live music, and food trucks, and invite thousands of our closest friends for two days of fun, great food, and raise a good chunk of change for a terrific local organization.

At the same time, there are some tips that will help you enjoy the Hog Fest to the fullest. With this info, all you need is a healthy appetite and a good attitude to have a great time.

  • Event Dates & Times

    Friday March 31st:

    • Noon to 11 p.m.  
    • Wing samples available from 6 p.m to 8 p.m.

    Saturday April 1st:

    • Noon to 9 p.m.
    • Competition teams bbq ONLY AVAILABLE from noon to 2

    Food Trucks will be onsite selling BBQ the entire weekend.

  • Admission

    Friday, March 31:

    • Noon-5 p.m.: Free
    • 5 p.m.-11 p.m.: $5

    Saturday, April 1:

    • All Day: $5
  • Parking

    Parking is getting tighter in Downtown Spartanburg all the time, but THERE ARE PLENTY OF OPTIONS. We recommend using one of the city's four downtown parking garages. They are FREE on nights and weekends.

  • Pet Policy

    We love — LOVE — our dogs, and yours, too. However, with all the food, kids and beverages, we want to create a safe and predictable environment for everyone. So, in the tradition of our previous years, please leave your pups napping at home. But, please give them our best.

  • How to Score Competition- Quality Food

    We will have plenty of great food to purchase from a quality lineup of food trucks all weekend. But we know that most people who go to a BBQ festival are eager to get their hands on some barbecue from the teams who are there to compete. And we don't blame you. So here's how to do it:

    • On Friday night, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., you can use your Hog Bucks to purchase chicken wings from the teams competing in the chicken wing contest. Hub City Hog Fest regulars would tell you that the range of quality of wings available on Friday night is spectacular.
    • On Saturday, get to the festival when it opens at noon if you want to get samples of the competition 'cue. The samples are only available until about 2 p.m. This really is a case of if you snooze, you lose!
  • About Mobile Meals

    Mobile Meals has grown from 15 volunteers serving 25 meals per day in 1977, to 150 volunteers serving nearly 1,500 residents of Spartanburg County each day. Mobile Meals provides much more than a nutritious meal. They provide a link for the homebound recipient to the world beyond their doorstep. In essence, Mobile Meals is giving hope to homebound neighbors in our community.

    Your support will directly benefit our community because it remains the mission of the Hub City Hog Fest to maximize the donation to Mobile Meals. We strive to provide a fun, family friendly event to showcase the amazing progress taking place in beautiful downtown Spartanburg. Thanks to the generosity of our many supporters, the Hub City Hog Fest has donated over $380,000 to Mobile Meals since its inception in 2013.

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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