Competition Barbecue Team Information

The entry fee is $200 per team, which includes:

  1. A designated cooking space for Friday and Saturday
  2. Five (5) weekend passes to the festival activities (additional passes can be purchased if you have more team members)
  3. Two (2) team T-shirts (if you need more then let us know how many and what size).

This competition will be performed in accordance with South Carolina BBQ Association Rules and Regulations. The meats will be provided to each team and are included in the entry fee for the event. The categories will be Butts and Ribs. Your team can do either or both of the categories.

Download The Team Application

Download SC BBQ Association Rules & Regulations

Competitions & Prizes

Friday Night Wing Competition

1st Place Winner: $500
2nd Place Winner: $300
3rd Place Winner: $200

Boston ButtS and Ribs

Overall 1st Place: $2,000
Overall 2nd Place: $1,500
Overall 3rd Place: $1,000
Overall champions accumulate the best combined scores from both categories.

Individual Category 1st Place: $500
Individual Category 2nd Place: $300
Individual Category 3rd Place: $200

*In addition, there will be a side brisket competition. If interested, please contact us at for more details.

2023 Hog Fest Teams

  1. Backwoods BBQ - Gene Culbertson - Trenton, SC
  2. Big Al'z BBQ Team - John Allen - Johnson City, TN
  3. Broker with a Smoker - Russell Austin - Spartanburg, SC
  4. Buds BBQ Shack - Andy Hethington - Spartanburg, SC 
  5. Butts "R" Us - Butch Kelly - Waxhaw, NC
  6. Casual Smokers - Jamie Mintz - Spartanburg, SC
  7. Certified Meatheads - Walker Stockley/Al Williams - Clover, SC
  8. Chicka-Piga-Moo - Ronnie Bishop - Greenwood, SC
  9. Daddy Blue's BBQ - Desmond Goines - Columbia, SC
  10. Dozed and B'Qued - Jared Rikard - Spartanburg, SC
  11. Hangin Smoke - Scott Isler - Boiling Springs, SC
  12. High on the Hog - Matt Talbot - Anderson, SC
  13. HORNS BBQ - Greg Ray - Pickens, SC
  14. Hub City Pork Slingers - Mark Dickson - Grayson GA
  15. Hungry Hog BBQ - Jonathan Murphy - Simpsonville, SC
  16. In the Army Q -Tony Sadler - Charlotte, NC
  17. John's All Smoked Up - John Keener - Boiling Springs, SC
  18. JW Cooks - Jason Wallace - Inman, SC
  19. Limp Brizkit - Max Gravlee / Chad Probst - Greenville, SC
  20. Main Street Pub featuring Swine-O-mite - Kevin Shook/David Brent-Spartanburg, SC
  21. Monkey Bottom Boys - George Ray - Scranton, SC
  22. Old Coaches BBQ - Rick Tate -Boiling Springs, SC
  23. Pig on Fire - Eric Fortenberry - Woodruff, SC
  24. Rib Brothers - Jim Padgett, II - Spartanburg, SC
  25. SAI BBQ- Glenn Cothran - Greer, SC
  26. Sir Hoggs BBQ Craig Splawn - Boiling Springs, SC
  27. Smoked N' Spiced featuring Jax Transportation - Kendal Adair - Spartanburg, SC
  28. Spur of the Moment BBQ - Anthony Miller
  29. Sweet Meat BBQ - Jeff Smith - Moore, SC
  30. Swine-1-1 - Timothy Watson - Spartanburg, SC
  31. Swine-O's - Grey Threadkill - Spartanburg, SC
  32. The Saucy Pig BBQ - James Davilla - Piedmont, SC
  33. Too Bad You're My Cousin - Devon Stephens - Greenville, SC
  34. Triple Jacks - Dean Huey - Boiling Springs, SC
  35. Daniel Gordon - BBQ -Daniel Gordon
  36. Smokey D's BBQ - Donnie Crawford - Buffalo, SC
  37. Tail-Gater Hater - Phillip Miles - Lake City, SC

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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