HSW 043 – Swinetastic BBQ Festival 2011


Kit & Sharon Rudd of Deguello BBQ


This week’s episode features Marilyn interviewing some of the competition teams at the 1st Annual Swinetastic BBQ Festival in Frederick Maryland, held on June 17th & 18th 2011 at the Great Frederick Fairgrounds. A KCBS sanctioned event, over 53 teams competed, and we’ve got 7 mini interviews for you from some of our friends and new friends on the competition circuit.

But first we share a couple of the latest reviews we’ve got over at HotSauceDaily.com:

Dragonfire Hot Sauce: Pineapple Habanero Sauce

Guy Fieri’s Salsa Verde – Green & Mean

Marilyn talks with 7 competition teams at Swinetastic BBQ Festival:

You can view all of Marilyn’s pictures from the event on her Facebook Swinetastic photos page.

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Pork in the Park 2011 Behind the Scenes

Pork in the Park 2011, the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) sanctioned Maryland State Championship

Held in Salisbury, Maryland on April 15 – 17, 2011, it is the second largest KCBS sanctioned event in the country, and the largest on the East Coast. This year it was a success despite the weather.

Here’s how we spent our day there:

We arrived on Saturday April 16th on a windy, blustery, and very busy day in the competition area. Teams were running to get the pork turn-in done on time.

For the first time in our 4 years attending, we were able to get into the judges tent for a few pictures. It was amazingly quiet. We got in just as they were beginning to judge the pork entries – the next-to-last turn in, to be followed by the brisket.


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Pork in the Park:
Salisbury MD – 7th Annual KCBS Competition

The biggest KCBS sanctioned event east of the Mississippi, Pork in the Park, takes place in Salisbury, MD next weekend – April 16-18, 2010

This year Pork in the Park is bigger than ever with 137 teams competing!
That… is… huge!

Last year, more than 90 competitors from ten states vied for trophies, bragging rights and $18,000 in prizes, making the Pork in the Park Barbeque Festival in Salisbury Maryland one of the nation’s ten largest barbeque festivals sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. In 2009, we were crowned the Largest KCBS Festival East of the Mississippi!

We’re really excited to be able to attend all three days – and we’ll be there to get some pics, some BBQ sauce and hot sauce stories.
Also, we’re hoping to interview some teams and vendors for soundbites and stories for our HotSauceWeekly podcast!
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