Sip & Swine BBQ Festival 2019 recap – A great time for all!

This past weekend, March 1 – 2, was our fourth annual Sip & Swine BBQ Festival, and – if we do say so ourselves – it was quite a success! Sip & Swine BBQ Festival is a KCBS-certified (Kansas City Barbecue Society) competition, but aside from the delicious barbecue, there was some great live music from Chainsaw Hunnie, Pickup Line, Georgia Red Clay, and Rebel Union to compliment the food. And there was festival food galore from our fantastic food vendors, who sold all sorts of tasty treats. There were also craft vendors who came out with their wonderful wares for the attendees to peruse as they munched on their barbecue.

(And thankfully it didn’t rain on Saturday, even though the forecast was pretty dicey for a while! It turned out to be a beautiful day. It was a bit overcast in the morning, but the clouds cleared by early afternoon and gave way to a blue sky.)

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Fundraising for The Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter.

But, barbecue, music, festival food, and crafts aside, there was also something pretty great going on – fundraising for The Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter. All profits from Sip & Swine BBQ Festival go to The Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter, which is a local nonprofit that helps homeless children and their mothers. They provide a nurturing home while also helping mom by giving her the tools she needs to get back on her feet. They help the mothers create customized “Life Plans” so that they can start on a path to independence. (And they also help young women who age out of the foster system at age 18.) That’s why we’re so excited that Sip & Swine BBQ Festival 2019 had our greatest turnout yet – we’re so appreciative of everyone who came to the festival and supported The Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter.

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Sip & Swine BBQ Festival 2019 Competition Results:

Now, Sip & Swine BBQ Festival is all about fundraising for the Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter. But it’s also a barbeque competition. We have Pro Teams and Backyard Teams come out to compete to see who can cook up the best barbecue. The Pro Teams competed against each other in the Chicken, Pork, Pork Ribs, and Brisket categories, while the Backyard Teams (amateur teams) competed against each other in the Chicken, Pork, and Pork Ribs categories. What’s a BBQ festival without some BBQ competition?

So, without further ado, here are the winners!

  • Pro Overall: Atlanta BBQ Store
  • Backyard Overall: Zips BBQ
  • Pro Chicken: Who Cares BBQ
  • Pro Pork: Smoke on This
  • Pro Pork Ribs: Swine Dining GA
  • Pro Brisket: Foggy Bottom BBQ
  • Backyard Chicken: Cool Hand Que
  • Backyard Pork: Grand Slam BBQ
  • Backyard Pork Ribs: Zips BBQ

*You can see a full list of the victors and their scores on the KCBS website.

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The People’s Choice Competition Results from Sip & Swine BBQ Festival 2019:

Along with the official results, there was also a People’s Choice Competition at Sip & Swine BBQ Festival 2019 so that people who came out to the event could choose their favorite barbecue. Taster Kits with nine samples of barbecue from the competing teams were available for purchase for Saturday, and people could taste the barbeque and vote for their top picks.

Here are the Sip & Swine BBQ Festival 2019 People’s Choice Competition results:

  • 1st place: Choo Choo Train Barbeque
  • 2nd place: Quenut BBQ
  • 3rd place tie: Hot Wachula’s and The Smokehouse Mafia

If you voted in the People’s Choice Competition and you’re wondering which team cooked your favorite barbecue, check out the list of the teams and their numbers below:

1- Let It Rise
2- Chuck T’s Smokeshow
3- Blake’s Sweet Heat
4- Porkaholic’s
5- Choo Choo Train
6- Claude’s Q
7- Garden Valley Smokers
8- Maya Jane
9- Smokin J’s
10- Heavy Smokers
11- Mill Hill
13- ZIP’S
14- Quenut
15- The Smokehouse Mafia
16- Good Enough
17- Bacons Classy Que
19- Rocketman
20- Smokin’ Sweetmeats
21- Wicked Que
22- Swinal Tap
23- The Fat Redneck BBQ Co
24- Smokin Aces
25-Smart Ash
26- GEAUX 2
27- Native Smokers
28- Swine Dining
29- Contagious Q
30- Big B’s
31- Cool Hand Que
32- Sublime
33- Smokin Hoosiers
34- Baldy’s Butts
35- Rub Shakers
36- Foggy Bottom
37- Maximus Porkamus
38- Grand Slam Smokers
39- MasterQue
40- Sauced!
41- Rockin’ Pig
42- Yes, Dear
43- Palmetto Pitmasters
44- Tenacious Q
45- O Holy Knight
46- Midnight Burn
47- Beachin’Good
48- Water Hawgs
49- Who Cares
50- Hog Mafia
51- The Fat Guyz
52- FYC
53- Muttley Crew
54- Stank Butt
55- Barbeque Depot
56- Rooters-n-Tooters
57- Slayton’s
58- Franksly
59- Cabin Creek Barbeque Co
60- Stoked & Smoked
61- The Drunken Duroc
62- Keep Back 200 ft
63- WV Loc-N-Loaded
64- Tuff Dawg Grillers
65- Juan Carlos no tiene pantalones
66- Will & the Thrills
67- BrewBQue
69- Lickin Lizard
70- Chatter Box
71- Runway Smoke
72- Smokin Blue Q
73- Wanna BA Pitmaster
74- Hot Wachula’s
75- Bite Me
76- Smokin’ Grill
77- Roast Beast
78- Mike’s Mountain
79- I.B.O.K. Holy Smokers
80- River Road Grillbillies
81- Shig Ninja

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Thank you to everyone who made Sip & Swine BBQ Festival 2019 possible!

Congratulations to all of the victors, and we’d like to extend a big “thank you” to all of the teams who came out to compete, the bands who came out to perform, the vendors who came out and set up booths, and to everyone who came out to support the event and The Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter. While we’re on the subject of thanking people who supported the event, here’s a big thank you to Rick Hendrick all of the sponsors for the festival.

We’re so glad that this year was another successful Sip & Swine BBQ Festival and that we had the opportunity to raise money for The Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter. We’re looking forward to seeing how these funds can help the amazing people at the nonprofit with furthering their mission of helping homeless children and their mothers!

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