Brookhaven goes Hog Wild this weekend

Published 9:00 am Friday, April 30, 2021

Brookhaven Hog Wild Barbeque Cook Off and Family Festival begins today in downtown Brookhaven. The two-day event supports local firefighters and autism and Alzheimer’s research, and runs from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

It costs $6,500 to outfit a single volunteer firefighter every year.

Lincoln County Volunteer Firefighters will be among the vendors, selling drinks, pulled pork sandwiches and nachos, pulled pork plates and ribeye steak plates.

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Raffle tickets will be sold for a Pit Boss PB1230BL wood pellet and gas combo grill — $5 each or six for $20.

Friday at 6 p.m. is the Kid’s Q burger contest, open to kids’ teams ages 6 to 16. The SCA Steak Cook-Off is also Friday, with chicken wing entries and steak entries at 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively. Kids can win cash and prizes, and the steak contest total payout is $2,400.

The Kansas City Barbecue Society contest is Saturday — chicken at noon, pork ribs at 12:30 p.m., pork at 1 p.m. and brisket at 1:30. Thirty-seven teams will be competing in the barbecue cook-off competition. Each team will be supplied a Boston Butt to cook and submit by 9 a.m. Saturday. Total payout of prizes for the KCBS contest is $9,000.

“Please come out and support autism and Alzheimer’s research and these fire departments,” said organizer and Brookhaven firefighter Mark Porter.