Cape Gazette

Pork in the Park BBQ Festival

WinterPlace Park
Blue Ribbon Road, Salisbury, MD 21804
May 11, 2014
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Pork in the Park BBQ Festival, the largest sanctioned Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) competition east of the Mississippi, returns May 9-11 to WinterPlace Park in Salisbury, Md.  Sponsored by Gateway Subaru, the festival offers three days of family-friendly entertainment including live music, rides and games, unique craft vendors, delicious food and cold beverages.

To kick things off on Friday, a new You Be the Judge Experience* is available, offering the public the chance to help decide the KCBS wings and sweets competition.  Saturday begins with a splash of color as Run or Dye, the world’s most colorful 5K, gets underway at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.  The excitement continues back at the fairgrounds when the festival opens at 10 a.m.  True BBQ fans can take advantage of the new VIP Experience* and enjoy samples from KCBS competitor’s submissions in chicken, ribs, brisket and pork along with a whole hog cooking demonstration by Jerry Elliott.

On Sunday, the Eastern Shore Wing War sponsored by Mountaire Farms pits area restaurants, amateur eaters and professional eating champions against one another in this trifecta challenge.  The Wing War culminates with a Major League Eating sanctioned Wing-Eating Competition. Current World Champion Joey Chestnut and fourth-ranked Sonya Thomas will take on other professional eaters in this challenge where a $5000 purse is up for grabs.  Sunday also marks the return of the annual Backyard BBQ Amateur Competition and Cornhole Tournament as well as the launch of a new Kids Q Competition.

Pork in the Park
Friday, 4-10 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Daily Admission: 
$7 for Adults (includes $3 admission coupon for Sunday); Mothers receive $3 admission on Sunday
Children Under 12 Free
You Be the Judge Experience $20* / VIP Experience $35*
*You Be the Judge and VIP Experiences must be purchased in advance. Availability is limited, so tickets are sold on a first come basis.

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