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Pig Iron BBQ Challenge

About the Event

The Pig Iron BBQ Challenge is one of Birmingham’s oldest BBQ competitions. 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. The public tasting portion of the day goes from 5pm-8pm. Halloween costumes are encouraged!

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 tent, 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 Children's Harbor.

For sponsorship information, please contact Erin Slaughter 205.994.4667 or erinslaughter@childrensharbor.com.

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