Pork, Pickles, & Peanuts

Each year we celebrate North Carolina food culture and history with our Pork, Pickles and Peanuts: Tastes of NC Festival. This extremely tasty event includes a BBQ and Pie contest. Guests can taste the BBQ and pick a People's Choice winner of their own.

Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends will be returning to the stage for a can't miss performance!

Stay tuned for updates and more information!

This event is FREE to the public. 

Pork, Pickles & Peanuts: Tastes of North Carolina

Saturday, July 11th, 2015
10 a.m. - 4p.m. 

Enter the Duke Homestead Pie Competition!

Do you make a particularly perfect pie? Why not enter it in our Pie Competition? There are prizes on the line for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners as well as a great deal of pie-making pride!


   Entry drop-off ends at 10:30AM.  Entries must be dropped off at the Welcome Table along with their ingredient lists.  Entries should be clearly labeled with the contestant’s contact information (as indicated below).


   Persons aged 7 and over are eligible to enter. There is only one entry per person. All persons involved in the production of the competition are prohibited from entering. You must be pre-registered to enter. 

   All pie entries must be baked in an aluminum foil pan, and pans will not be returned.  An ingredient list must accompany each entry.  Please state if the recipe is original or the source of the recipe on the ingredient list.  All ingredient lists must be clearly printed or typed on an 8.5x11” sheet of paper; please include your NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, RECIPE NAME, RECIPE CATEGORY, and SOURCE OF RECIPE.

We ask that contestants bake and bring two pies to ensure that there is enough pie for the judges.

JUDGING:  Entries will be judged for taste, presentation, and creativity.  This is a blind judging competition, and all decisions of the judges are final.


   There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place designations. Awards will be announced at 12PM at the outdoor stage.


   By participating in this event, contestants agree to abide by the contest rules and decisions of the judges.  Entrants will agree to release Duke Homestead and all who participate in the production of this event from any liability without limitation.

Registration for the 2015 Pie Competition will open soon! Stay tuned!

Duke Homestead State Historic Site
2828 Duke Homestead Road
Durham, North Carolina 27705
(919) 477 - 5498


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