46th Annual Pig Cooking Contest
April 5-6, 2024 

The USA’s Largest All-Volunteer, Non-Profit, Whole Hog BBQ Pig Cookin’, invites you to join us for two days of food, fun, and springtime celebrations!

Mayor Garner was one of the first to help get the Newport Pig Cookin Contest going. It started as a fundraiser for the Newport Developmental Center to raise money for needs they had at the time.  Forty-six years later, the Pig Cookin has grown into the largest all volunteer  Non-Profit  Pig Cookin in the USA.  In 2019, we will have given over one million dollars back to different charities.

  • Free Admission and Free Parking
  • Barbecue Plates are only $10.00 includes BBQ, slaw, baked beans, roll, and tea
  • Bulk Pork, when available sold for $10.00 per pound
  • Serving begins Saturday at 11:00 am
  • Concession Stands
  • Rides
  • Bake Sales
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Live Music
  • Souvenirs and so much more!

Want to volunteer?


Please note the following:

  • No Pets
  • No Concealed Weapons
  • No Alcoholic Beverages Allowed

See you there!