Mullins BBQ Cook-off set for Sept. 20-21

Back Woods Bar-B-Que serve samples during the fourth annual Golden Leaf Festival BBQ Cook-off in Mullins Saturday Sept. 21.

MULLINS, S.C. – The fourth annual Golden Leaf Festival BBQ Cook-off is set for this weekend in Mullins. The weekend event features more than $12,500 in prize money along with plenty of food and entertainment.

Last year, the cook-off made a generous contribution in response to the impact from Hurricane Florence, offering free public sampling from more than 20 of the best cooking teams in the state. So much food was available, first responders in town in support of disaster relief were given plates.

The cook-off gets started with the Anything Butt BBQ Cook-off and a performance from the Holiday Band Friday at 7 p.m. The pulled-pork cook-off will follow with music from Eaglewing at the Anderson Brothers Bank parking lot on near Mullins City Hall Saturday at 11 a.m.

Organizers said the cook-off consistently improves in attendance and cooking teams. Prize winners are awarded up to fifth place.

Organizers Holly Jackson said up to 13 teams will be competing this year in the South Carolina Barbecue Association sanctioned competition.

Dean Price’s Pimp My Pig out of Batesburg-Leesville finished in first place in 2018. Jason Singletary of Smoke Central was selected second. Quentin Tedder of S’Lowcountry Q finished in third place. Tim Handy’s JT’s BBQ and Gary Taylor’s All Smoked Up rounded out the top five.

For more information call 843-464-9583.

Subscribe to Daily Headlines

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Born in Atlantic City; raised in Mullins. Graduated from SC State University, home of the mighty Bulldogs. Editor of the Marion Star & Mullins Enterprise. Loves spending free time with his daughter. Huge sports fan.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.