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Wednesday April 4, 2018

The Spencer Penn Centre announces its 7th annual Pig Cookin’ contest on April 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with FREE admission!

For the past six years, 1,400 to 1,700 guests from the area as well as North Carolina have come to enjoy the day in Spencer, Virginia. Pig cookin’ competitors from all over Virginia and North Carolina will follow the rules of the North Carolina Pork Association for the cookin’. Trophies, cash and points will be awarded to the top three placements. Those points will transfer to the North Carolina State completion.

Competitors will be introduced during Music Night on April 13th and at 9:00 p.m. then will retreat to their tents to begin preparing their porkers. Up until that time, the competitors will be available during music night to meet and talk with the public. They love to talk about cooking pork, but don’t expect them to reveal any of their cooking secrets! Sandwiches and plates will be available for purchase to eat-in or take-out on Saturday. One-pound BBQ tubs will be available for take-out after the judging, as well.

Other Festivities:

  • Civil War & Revolutionary War Encampments
  • Craft Fair
  • BARNVAL: Children’s Festival (on ballfield)
  • Pig Train Rides ($2 per child)
  • Photography Exhibit
  • Pig Pattie Bingo (raffle tickets available until 1:00 p.m.)
  • Silent Auction
  • Cruise-In
  • Live Music

Schedule of Events:

9:00 a.m.             Pig Bike Ride departs; 3 routes, pre-register for $20 until April 1st, after April 1st $25

11:00 a.m.           Pig Cookin’ Awards Ceremony

                            BBQ sales begin

                            Craft & Vendor Fair begins

                            Cruise-In begins

                            BARNIVAL begins

12:15-1:15 p.m.   Spencer Penn’s Open Mic Band

1:30-3:30 p.m.     Too Young Too Old and Old Dominion Cloggers perform

3:15 p.m.             Silent Auction ends

3:30 p.m.             Pig Pattie Bingo begins


Come and enjoy a wonderful day at Spencer-Penn Centre!

Tags: Festivals, Spencer-Penn Centre