Big Pig Jig Smoking in Dooly County This Weekend | News
If you're looking for some of the best plates of pulled pork in Georgia, the Big Pig Jig is your place.
The Dooly County event starts cooking Friday night and smokes through Sunday.
Directly off I-75 in Vienna, a sea of campers, sheds, and cookers set up shop starting Thursday.
For most of the weekend, it's a big tailgate, a lot of smack-talking about competitors BBQ recipes, music, food and watching football.
Chad Larkin from Madison County says it gets serious when it comes down to cooking and judging.
He's been coming with his father, Butch, and brother, Clint, since he was a child.
Chad's been honing his family recipe, that he learned from his grandfather, since the age of 13.
He said, "To be honest with you, I would say it has a mild smoke taste. The smoke doesn't overpower the meat, so you can taste the flavor of the meat. Then, we put the rub on it, but you still have your smoke taste."
The Larkin's have never won the top prize at the Big Pig Jig.
There's more than 100 teams competing this year.
The best BBQ team takes home a $2,500 grand prize, and a chance to compete at the World Championship BBQ Contest, known as "Memphis in May."