Pork, Pickles, & Peanuts

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

10:00 am - 4:00 pm rain or shine

Celebrate North Carolina food culture and history. 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. The day will also feature the mock Tobacco Queen pageant. Each year Duke Homestead brings back a historic tradition, putting a lighthearted and fun spin on this 1940's mock pageant. 

All Day in the Festival Area:

Arts & Crafts Vendors

Make and Take Crafts

Food Vendors

People’s Choice BBQ Voting (11:00 am—1:00 pm)

Welcome Booth with Raffle Table

Main Stage Event Schedule

10:00 am– 10:40 am: Penne Sandbeck

11:00 am—11:45 am: Dan Heimsoth

11:45 am —12:30 am: Ken Cleary

12:30 pm: BBQ Winners Announced

1:00 pm—1:45 pm: Joe Woodson

1:45 pm—2:30 pm: Bruce Scism

2:30 pm—3:30 pm: People’s Choice Winner Announced and 1940’s Tobacco Queen Pageant

3:30 pm: Raffle Winners Announced


Thank you to our Event Sponsor:

All Day in the Museum:

Find the Pigs Scavenger Hunt

Where's Waldo Portrait Gallery

Site Orientation Film 15 minutes before and after each hour 


All Day in the Historic Area:

Everything but the Oink historic cooking demonstrations

Pickle making

Peanut Boil

19th Century Games and Toys

Parlor Games

Dress Up Trunk

19th Century Fiddle and Banjo Music