Event

Kick off festival season right … with music, barbecue and community!  March 27th – 28th, 2020 Hogs for the Cause returns as the largest BBQ and Music festival in the Country, all wrapped up in one AMAZING cause! New Orleans welcomes 85 local and regional BBQ masters and the best backyard chefs to compete in seven categories: Whole Hog, Ribs, Pork Butt/Shoulder, Porkpourri, Sauce, Fan Favorite, and Fundraising Champion.

Our barbecue festival is a two-day event full of music, local beer, and fundraising. Both New Orleans musicians and national musical acts will keep you dancing all weekend long to whet your appetite to try every food option from Alabama white sauce to cracklin cochon de lait nachos. On Friday night, we celebrate glorious bacon at Bacon Night, while Saturday is the main event.

The Cause

Hogs for the Cause has been voted Best Local Charity Event in New Orleans for many years now, and for good reason!  Through the amazing efforts of our fans and our teams, we have become the premier nationwide source of funding for families with children fighting pediatric brain cancer.

Hogs for the Cause works with both local and national children’s hospitals, including Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, Ochsner Hospital for Children, Duke Children’s Hospital, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Children’s Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, and Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, to offer monetary relief to families with children who have brain cancer.

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The Festival