44th Annual Pig Cookin’ 

  Mark you calendar now for April 1 & 2, 2022, for the return of the Newport Pig Cookin’ contest!!


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 fund raiser for the Newport Developmental Center to raise money for needs they had at the time.  41 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 only $7.00
  • Bulk Pork when available sold for $7.00 per pound
  • Serving begins Saturday at 11:00 am
  • Concession Stands
  • Rides
  • Bake Sales
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Live Music
  • Souvenirs and so much more!


Please note the following:

  • No Pets
  • No Concealed Weapons
  • No Alcoholic Beverages Allowed
Carteret County Chamber of Commerce Carteret County Lodging
Carteret County Tourism Development Authority
Havelock Chamber of Commerce

See you there!