Pork, Pickles, & Peanuts

Saturday, July 23, 2022

10:00 am - 3:00 pm rain or shine

Celebrate North Carolina food culture and history! This extremely tasty event includes BBQ and Pie contests. Guests can taste the BBQ and pick a People’s Choice winner of their own. Enjoy live music, food, and visit local vendors set up on the festival grounds. At the Duke House, costumed interpreters will demonstrate historical cooking methods.

See our activities for the day below.Various food samples (lots of pickled items!) will be available for a small suggested cash donation. In case of high temperatures, we will have a cool down tent and a water sprinkler for kids to jump through (bring a towel!)

Festival Area:

10:45am People's Choice BBQ Tasting Begins

11:30am BBQ and Pie Competition winners Announced

11:45am Grab a Slice of Pie! ($1 donation per slice while they last)

12:45pm People's Choice BBQ Tasting Ends

1:10pm People's Choice Award Winner Announced

2:30pm Raffle Drawing

On the Stage:

10:00-10:30 - Walter Miller

10:40-11:10 - Pam Ross

11:20-11:50 - Hall Ash

12:00-12:30 - Anita Lorraine

12:40-1:10 - Michael Paris

1:20-1:50 - Matt Chambers

2:00-2:30 - Stevan Jackson

Special thanks to our sponsors the NC Peanut Growers Association,Passanante’s Home Food Service, Mt. Olive Pickle Company, and Leaf Filter!

Historic Area:

Historic Cooking

Boiled Peanuts

Pickled fruits and vegetables

All Day:

Open House at the Duke Family Home

Find the Pigs Scavenger Hunt & Coloring in the Museum

Site Orientation Film: 15 minutes Before and After Each Hour 

Local Vendors

Food Vendors

Raffle Table

Crafts & Games in the Kids Area & Historic Area