Pork in the Park
April 21, 2018 - 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. You'll have the chance to purchase sampling tickets to taste our competitors best (supplies limited)! We will be hosting live 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!

This year be the judge of our competing 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. Then, turn your sample ticket back in with your choice for favorite to have your vote counted in our new Taster's Choice category!

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

Interested in competition? Follow the links below for cooker's packet, application, and SBN rules:

2018 Cooker's Packet

2018 Application

SBN Rules and Regulations

Scroll to the bottom of this page to see won accolades in the 2017 competition!


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