Pork, Pickles, & Peanuts

Saturday, July 20, 2019

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. Venture back in time at the Duke House where costumed interpreters will demonstrate historical cooking methods. Live music and local vendors will also be present on the festival grounds!

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

Music Schedule:


Special thanks to our sponsors Mt. Olive Pickle Company and the NC Peanut Growers Association!

Historic Area Schedule:


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 

Arts & Craft Vendors

Food Vendors

Raffle Table

Crafts &Games in the Kids Area & Historic Area