PICNIC and Green Button Farm Team Up to Host Inaugural North Carolina Barbecue Revival

The mission of this meaty extravaganza is simple: honor authentic ‘cue and the pasture-raised hogs that make it all possible


Celebrate and honor North Carolina’s most iconic, finger-lickin' food: wood-smoked, whole hog barbecue.

PICNIC, North Carolina’s newest whole-hog barbecue joint, and its farm partner, Green Button Farm, will host their inaugural North Carolina Barbecue Revival at Green Button Farm this fall, Oct. 28 – 30.  PICNIC founders, Wyatt Dickson, Ryan Butler, and Ben Adams, opened this roadside eatery with the intent of keeping authentic North Carolina barbecue at its best.

In celebration of the beloved ‘cue, this event will span three days and will be filled with hands-on festivities and experiences that include Southern pie-baking, whole-hog butchery, and an educational session on the history of barbecue with Southern Living’s barbecue expert Robert Moss.

Other notable highlights include an intimate five-course dinner at Butler’s modern farmhouse, which will kick off with a farm tour and hog-calling contest. In addition, barbecue enthusiasts will not want to miss the culmination of the carnivorous weekend: Barbecue Church. This event welcomes pitmasters from all over North Carolina to talk shop — aka whole-hog barbecue. There will also be plenty of live bluegrass music to enjoy.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Triangle Land Conservancy, whose goal is to create a healthier Triangle region through clean water practices, protecting natural habitats, forging relationships between chefs, farmers, and producers, as well as supporting local farms and food.

“Whole hog barbecue is one of our most important foodways in North Carolina,” Dickson says. “The mission of the NC Barbecue Revival is to celebrate whole hog barbecue and bring recognition to its past, present and future, as well as to the importance of high quality hogs.”

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