Hogs for the Cause announces 2016 winners



Heavy rains caused organizers to cancel Hogs for the Cause Friday events, but festival-goers flocked to muddy City Park Festival Grounds Saturday for the pig extravaganza.

The fundraiser, an event to support families with children battling pediatric brain cancer, featured 95 teams competing in categories including best ribs, whole hog, shoulder, best sauce and others. The festival has grown significantly since its inception eight years ago and this year featured two stages with music from bands Deer Tick, Tab Benoit, Greensky Bluegrass, Kristin Diable and others.

“It was without question the most humbling moment in my life to see every single one of our teams out there, knee deep in water, just for the kids, for their love of Hogs for the Cause, “ said Hogs for the Cause co-founder Becker Hall. “We are so very lucky to have the most amazing group people in this, with us,” Hall said. 

The festival’s organizers announced this year’s winners and top fundraising teams on Saturday, including the High on the Hog Grand Champion, Aporkalypse Now.

The complete list of winners, here:

High on the Hog Grand Champion:
Aporkalypse Now

Whole Hog:
Q Smokery

Pork Shoulder/Butt:
Aporkalypse Now

Aporkalypse Now


Best Side:
Swine Spectators

Perfect Bite:
Fat Harry's Fatbacks

Best Sauce:
Hog Dat Nation

Best Booth:
Fleur de Que

Biggest Fundraiser:
Fleur de Que

Best Friday Night Party:
Deuce Pigalow, Pork Gigalo

Fan Favorite:
Mr. Pigglesworth

 Top Fundraising Teams

Over $150,000:
Fleur de Que

Over $75,000:
Fox Brothers BBQ of Atlanta

Over $50,000:
Boar's Nest BBQ
Puerco Rico
Deuce Pigalow Pork Gigalo

Over $40,000:
Mr. Pigglesworth

 Over $30,000:
Piggy Stardust
6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon
Team March of the Pigs

Over $20,000:
Captain Porkenheimer
The Death Chefs

Over $10,000:
Hog Dat Nation
Sweet Swine o Mine
Frey Smoked Meats
Squeal of Fortune
Swine and Dine
Chits & Piggles
Magnum PIG
Pigs on Parade

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