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Pig Iron BBQ Challenge

About the Event

Join us for the 21st Annual Pig Iron BBQ Challenge, one of Birmingham’s oldest BBQ competitions. Over 30 corporate cooking teams compete to be the BEST in meat, sauce and tent decorating categories. Hosted by the City of Hoover at the Hoover Met RV lot, crowds of over 8,000 come to enjoy a host of different foods during the Public Tasting portion of the day.

Team/Organization Competitions

  • Team Tent
  • BBQ Ribs
  • Boston Butts
  • Sauce

Sponsorship Opportunities

Participating Team Sponsor $1500

Includes one 10x10' tent with additional 36 feet behind the tend, 1 cooking team entry providing 300 BBQ samples to public, 2 tables, 100 entrance wristbands, recognition on all event marketing materials, and an opportunity to purchase extra entrance wristbands for $5 each. All proceeds benefit Childre's Harbor

For sponsorship information, please contact Erin Slaughter 205.994.4667 or [email protected].

The deadline for sponsorship is Friday, October 6th.

See photos and view the winners of last year's Pig Iron BBQ Challenge.

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