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The Pork & Beats Festival is a 2-day celebration of the agricultural heritage of Elizabethtown and Bladen County. As the home to one of the largest pork processing plants in the country, Smithfield Foods, we invite you to taste the delicious barbeque from our world-class competitors while enjoying a variety of local music and vendors.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

5:00 PM: Anything But Pork Food Vendors

5:00 - 6:00 PM : Submit BBQ Sauce for competition, sponsored by the Cape Fear Distillery

5:30 PM: Music - TBA

6:30 - 9:30 PM: Music featuring 87 & Pine on the Smithfield Stage

7 PM: The BBQ Competitors get their pigs and begin to prepare them

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5

8:00 AM: Barbeque judging

9:00 AM: Arts, crafts, and other vendors

Car Show

11:00 AM: BBQ plate sales begin

12:00 - 6:00 PM:  Music featuring Blackwater on the Smithfield Stage