BigPiggin’ VIP Official Contest Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OFFERED ONLY TO LEGAL U.S RESIDENTS, AGE 21 YEARS OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. INTERNET ACCESS REQUIRED. C3 Presents, LLC (the “Sponsor”) is sponsoring the BigPiggin’ VIP Contest (“giveaway”) in conjunction with the 2015 Big […]

Patrick Martin

One of the country’s most renowned pitmasters, Pat Martin is self-taught, having learned the art and craft of Western Tennessee smoke and meat in the tiny town of Henderson, Tenn., before making Nashville his home. The Mississippi native incorporates West Tennessee’s legendary whole-hog barbecue style as the cornerstone of his famed restaurant, Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, […]

Samuel Jones

Sam Jones is the third generation to cook traditional whole hog BBQ at Skylight Inn in Ayden, NC. Sam’s family opened Skylight Inn in 1947 with a very humble beginning. Since then they have always stayed true to what has made them what they are, a standard bearer for wood cooked eastern NC BBQ. Skylight […]

John Wheeler

John David Wheeler, Head Cook for the Natural Born Grillers BBQ Team, has been one of the most award-winning BBQ cooks in the world. Among his many accomplishments are twice winning the overall Cooking Team of the Year award, winning the World Grand Championship at Memphis in May, winning three separate World Championships, over 75 […]

Chris Lilly

Chris Lilly is the VP and partner of Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q and one of America’s best-known pitmasters. He also heads the award-winning Big Bob Gibson Cooking Team, and the winner of 12 World BBQ Championships in meat categories and a record 4 Memphis in May Grand Championships. In 2009, Lilly authored a compilation of […]

BigPiggin’ VIP Contest

We’re forkin’ over the hottest tickets to Big Apple Barbecue yet. Two lucky winners will receive a pair of BigPiggin’ passes (the ultimate ‘cue experience) and more perks, including: Two (2) BigPiggin’ day passes for your choice of Saturday or Sunday Behind-the-scenes tour guided by a festival insider Savory gift basket from our pitmasters You […]

Go VIP

The BigPiggin’ VIP Pass Admission to the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party is free, with award-winning barbecue and Southern-inspired fare from the country’s top pitmasters available for purchase. Upgrade your experience with a BigPiggin’ VIP Pass, for a barbecue heaven of eats, drinks, and first-class spoils while you live it up at the Block Party: […]

About Us

Great ‘Cue. Great Music. In The Heart Of It All. The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party is a celebration of the craftsmanship of ‘cue, represented by the most talented pitmasters in the country. Each one brings their signature approach to the tradition of ‘cue to New Yorkers the second weekend in June in Madison Square […]