When is it?
Hawgin' On Lanier 2019 is set to kick off on Friday August 2nd, 2019 with check-in and meat inspections, and the following day, August 3rd, 2019 teams will be firing up smokers and competing for prize money and bragging rights!
Judges will report to Hawgin' On Lanier on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. for a quick orientation and greeting, and begin preparing their tables for the first turn-ins at 12:00 p.m.
The turn-in times for Pro Division are
Chicken (12:00 p.m.), Pork Ribs (12:30 p.m.), Pork Butt (1:00 p.m.), Brisket (1:30 p.m.)
The turn-in times for Backyard Division are
Chicken (12:00 p.m.), Pork Ribs (12:30 p.m.), Pork Butt (1:00 p.m.)
Where is it located?
Hawgin' On Lanier is located just inside the main gates of Laurel Park at 3100 Old Cleveland Hwy in Gainesville, GA and it can be easy to miss the turn. You can set your GPS to find "New Bridge Baptist Church" and turn left at the cemetery if you're heading south on Cleveland Hwy, or turn right if you're coming northbound. Once you turn in New Bridge Church Rd you will follow it for a short distance (keeping left) and then turn right onto Old Cleveland Hwy. Shortly after this you'll make a left turn into Laurel Park at its gate and the gravel parking lot on your right coming up the hill just past the boat ramp parking area is where the competition is located. You can enter/exit from anyone of the three entrances. Check-in will be located down at the middle entrance near the judge's tent.
Is the event open to the public?
The competition is not exactly a public event. There is no festival or any other event connected with the competition. Teams are simply there to compete. There is no vending of food or crafts.
Click here to watch a short video or browse photos of the area where the competition will take place.