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Hub City Hog Fest returns to Downtown Spartanburg, April 17–18

Tuesday, April 14

Grammy nominated bluegrass band The SteelDrivers headlining barbecue competition's third year


The smell of delicious barbecue will be wafting through the air of Downtown Spartanburg again this weekend as Hub City Hog Fest returns for its third year. Featuring live music on Friday and Saturday, culminating with a performance from Grammy nominated bluegrass greats The SteelDrivers headlining the show on Saturday night, the Hog Fest will also have food trucks on hand Friday, starting at 12 p.m. RJ Rockers will be there to ensure that plenty of local craft beer is available, and with food vendors, a chicken wing contest, and a homebrew contest to go along with the "main event" ribs and pulled pork contests, you can bet there will be no shortage of great opportunities to satiate your appetite and your thirst.


The event will culminate a fantastic week of local events with bluegrass duo Billy Strings & Don Julin performing a free show on Morgan Square on Wednesday, followed by Music on Main on Thursday and Jazz on the Square on Friday. This is one weekend in Downtown Spartanburg that you definitely don't want to miss!


Check out our podcast below with Grey Wicker and Patrick Anderson for more details on the Hog Fest, and be sure to head downtown this Friday and Saturday!


Want to listen to our podcast on your iPhone, iPad, or other iOS device? Follow this link to subscribe through iTunes. Got Stitcher? Follow this link to listen.

Podcast music provided by Spartanburg singer-songwriter, David Ezell.


Tagged: Hub City Hog Fest, The SteelDrivers