Pigmaster's BBQ Challenge

The Town of Rutherford College is excited to announce that it will be hosting a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned competition, "Pigmaster's BBQ Challenge" on April 17-18, 2020. This will be the only KCBS event in Burke County. KCBS sanctions barbecue and grilling competitions across the US and promotes barbecue as America's cuisine. KCBS has an extensive certified barbecue judging program and is the largest society of barbecue enthusiasts in the world with over 20,000 members worldwide.

The Pigmaster's BBQ Challenger will consist of approximately 25 competitors from all over the southeast region of the United States. Most of these competitors have never been to or even heard of Burke County. Our goal is to promote not only Rutherford College but the entire County as a great place to spend a weekend and enjoy some great tasting barbecue. The event will be a Master Series Sanctioned Contest that requires the teams to cook 4 types of meat (Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Butt, and Pork Brisket). The event will also consist of a Moonshine Dessert Competition promoting our local South Mountain Distillery. Foothills Service Project, a non-profit agency serving Burke and its surrounding counties, is selling barbecue plates (prepared by our competitors) to the public to raise funds for their ministry.

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