This Friday and Saturday, watch top BBQ chefs from across the state be named the Whole Hog Barbecue Champion. You can meet chefs, learn more about what they do, and have a lot of fun! This event is a culmination of more than 20 contests across North Carolina, all for this grand championship. This event takes place during the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival. With 30 contestants, a lot of barbecue competition titles, and all in downtown Raleigh, you won’t want to miss this. This competition is free, and you can find out more information here.