RIDGEWAY — The Pig on the Ridge festival was already the biggest cook-off in the state, but the recent 15th annual event pushed the limits even higher.
With thousands of barbecue lovers pouring into Ridgeway’s downtown, there was nearly four tons of pork barbecued by 76 cook teams. Some of the cook teams were lucky enough to take home a trophy and a cash prize.
Revenue from past events has contributed $130,000 to benefit the community. Festival goers not only enjoyed the best barbecue in the state, but also arts and crafts from vendors lined up and down Palmer Street and Dogwood Avenue. Patrons also enjoyed the classic car and truck show, street dancing and a hog calling contest.
After another successful Pig on the Ridge, the steering committee will take a short break before beginning the planning process for 2014.