Too much pork for just one fork…

Commissioner Troxler presents the Grand Champions trophy to members of Hiram Lodge #40 in Raleigh.

Commissioner Troxler presents the Grand Champions trophy to members of Hiram Lodge #40 in Raleigh.

The ever-popular Masonic Carolina Pig Jig was back again at the Got to Be NC Festival, and this year’s competition was even larger than last year. An estimated 3,000 people came to fill their plates with barbecue pork, chicken and sauces. In addition, some lodges were serving chicken wings, banana pudding, sides and sweet lemonade. The event is an annual fund-raiser to benefit the Masonic Home for Children and the Central Children’s Home, both in Oxford.

Here’s a quick look at the event:

Not only is the event a fund-raiser, but it also is a competition and opportunity for bragging rights. Here’s a rundown of the winners:

  • Grand Champion: Hiram Lodge #40, Raleigh
  • Second Place: 27th Masonic District, Greensboro
  • Third Place: William G. Hill Lodge #218, Raleigh
  • Fourth Place: Rolesville Lodge #683, Rolesville
  • Fifth Place: Widow’s Son Lodge #4, Raleigh

Additional awards:

  • People’s Choice – Hiram Lodge #40, Raleigh
  • Spirit Award – Riverside Lodge #606, Catawba

About Bearded Lady

Paul Jones blogged for the 2009-2012 N.C. State Fairs. Here's his bio from 2009: Paul Jones, here (a.k.a. Bearded Lady). I love the N.C. State Fair. I love the rides, I love the food, but my favorite part of the Fair is the displays of the unusual. The two-headed snake, the world’s smallest woman, the world’s tallest horse and the list goes on. Originally from South Carolina, I hope that I can bring a different perspective to this blog as I shed light on some of the ordinary, yet extraordinary, aspects of this year’s Fair.

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  1. Hahaha, excellent post title!

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