By Jeannie Putnam, Greenville Journal
The inaugural Hog & Barrel: A Bourbon, BBQ & Bacon Festival, will be held Nov. 5-7 at the Old Cigar Warehouse at 912B S. Main St. in Greenville.
“This is three days of some of the best barbecue and the best bourbon from across the Southeast,” said Tammy Johnson, president of High Spirits Events, the company that has produced Tacos ‘N Tequila for the past five years and is the brains behind the Hog & Barrel Festival. “This isn’t just a pig-picking. This isn’t a wine tasting. This is a festival for those who want a new and one-of-its-kind experience.”
The three-day festival's schedule includes:
The Hog & Barrel Festival is also a food and cocktail competition with $5,000 in cash prizes being awarded to 15 “Best Of” categories including best barbecue, best bourbon-based dish, best bacon dish, best bourbon cocktail and best dessert.
In addition, the three-day event will be raising funds to support The Culinary Institute of the Carolinas at Greenville Technical College, which provides students with basic food knowledge and culinary techniques for classical and current trends.
Tickets go on sale July 19. For more information, visit hogandbarrelfestival.com.