Cox Camping in Negotiations for West Virginia BBQ Festival News Berkely Springs


West Virginia BBQ Festival news…

Originally posted on Berkeley Springs West Virginia Blog :

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Cox Camping’s owner Vic C. Cox is in secret negotiations with Big Fat Daddy’s owner Wayne Schafer it appears, over hosting the Hogging Up (West Virginia) BBQ Festival.  

Currently there is a “Hogging Up” festival each June in  Clear Brook Virginia right off Route 11 at the old fairgrounds.   The website “” indicates it’s a KCBS State Championship BBQ competition and a music festival with vendors, crafters, and activities including a rare BBQ tour where the BBQ guys talk to the public about their craft.  Admission there is between $5-$8 per day.

Oddly, the Hogging website indicates that festival is still on for June 27-29th of this year, 2014, but we couldn’t help but notice the Hogging Up West Virginia website “” has cropped up indicating a date of October 24-25th 2014.

A source, sent us this:

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