Pork in the Park
April 22nd, 2017 - 11am-3:30pm*



Newberry's Pork in the Park is a Southern Barbecue Network sanctioned event, making the talent that much greater, and the judging that much tougher! This annual event will feature mouth-watering BBQ from across the southeast. Thanks to Harvey's of Newberry you'll have the chance to purchase sampling tickets to taste our competitors best (supplies limited)! We will be hosting live bluegrass music for you to enjoy as you take a seat in Memorial Park to feast on the great food. Kids inflatables and activities will be available as well. Bring your family out to feast on some of the best barbecue in the South!

2017 Bluegrass Music stage will feature local talents, Bluegrass Remedy, and returning Slide Guitarist, John Emil!

This year we will have 15 competitors- sample all 15 teams BBQ by buying one of our $10 sample tickets at the event! Only 600 tickets will be sold so be sure to arrive in time to get yours before they're gone! Cash only please.
Sample ticket sales benefit the Newberry County Relay for Life. 

Beer sales are provided by the Newberry County Chamber of Commerce.

SBN Rules and Regulations

Scroll to the bottom of this page for a complete list of our competitors, including those who won accolades in the 2016 competition!

*Please note that some magazine publications (Carolina Living, AARP) have publicized the wrong date for this festival. The 2017 Newberry Pork in the Park will, in fact, be on April 22nd!


Thank you to our 2017 BBQ Sample Sponsor:


Congrats to the 2017 Newberry Pork in the Park winners!



3- On the Spot BBQ of Greenwood, SC

2- Doko Smoke of Blythewood, SC

1- Backdraft BBQ of Ladson, SC


3- Boar’s Nest of Little Mountain, SC

2- On the Spot BBQ of Greenwood, SC

1- Doko Smoke of Blythewood, SC

Boston Butt:

3- Wink’s BBQ of Greenwood, SC

2- Biggy Boys BBQ of Newberry, SC

1-Butts & Thighs BBQ of Newberry, SC

Grand Champion:


Doko Smoke of Blythewood, SC


Thank You 2017 Newberry Events Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors:



Gold Sponsors:

Titanium Sponsors:


Silver Sponsors:

Copper Sponsors:

Wilson Tractor


Please submit any reasonable accommodation request by 4/3/17


2017 Pork in the Park BBQ Competitors


Backdraft BBQ

Ladson, SC

Bane's Old Skool 'Cue

Chappells, SC

Biggy Boys BBQ:
2016 Grand Champions
2016 3rd Place in Boston Butt
2016 1st Place in Ribs
2016 3rd Place in Chicken

Newberry, SC 

Boar's Nest:
2016 1st Place in Boston Butt
2016 1st Place in Chicken

Little Mountain, SC 

Butts and Thighs BBQ:
2016 2nd Place in Boston Butt

Newberry, SC 

Coach Green's Kickin' Pig BBQ

Greer, SC

Doko Smoke

Blythewood, SC 

Esso B's BBQ

Newberry, SC 

Fully Involved

Newberry, SC 

Good Time Grillers

Leesville, SC 

On the Spot BBQ

Greenwood, SC 

Rubbing Butts:
2016 2nd Place in Chicken

Greenwood, SC 

Steelhorse Smokehouse

Prosperity, SC 

Two-5 Catering

Newberry, SC 

Wink's BBQ

Greenwood, SC