Teams from the Carolinas compete in 5th Annual BBQ in Festival Park in Fayetteville (NC)

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Fayetteville, NC – When Pigs Fly (WPF): An All-American BBQ Festival welcomes BBQ Pitmasters from across the Carolinas to try for a top prize in this Carolina BBQ League-sanctioned event.  Teams are judged and awards are given in Whole Hog Division (charcoal or wood only); and Pitmaster Division (any heat source): Overall, Pork Butt, Pork Ribs and Chicken. 

Teams arrive and start cooking on Friday, the 17th.  The event is open to the public from 12 pm to 6 pm on Saturday, November 18th. No great BBQ competition is complete without great music, and this festival will be no exception. Local and regional favorites will play throughout the day. A vendor area and Kids Zone will keep the entire family entertained.

For a $5 general admission ticket (kids under 12 free) which includes musical entertainment, food/BBQ for purchase, Kids Zone and BBQ camp touring. A $35 VIP ticket includes all of the above plus access to the VIP tent with private restrooms, seating, snacks and close proximity to the stage.

WPF is a fundraiser for the Cumberland County affiliate of Communities in Schools (CIS), which works in schools to help at-risk children show up on time, stay in school, develop self-esteem and succeed in life. Nationwide, CIS is active in more than 3,400 schools in 24 states and Washington D.C.  CIS is the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, and the only one proven to both increase on-time graduation rates and reduced drop out rates.

About The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit  or call 1-888-98-HEROES. Cumberland County is the America's first military sanctuary.