Eat 'High on the Hog' with Habitat for Humanity this weekend

    The 2nd Annual Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity High On The Hog BBQ Festival starts today at Whitehall Plantation on Lady’s Island. This year’s event again features a Friday night “Everything Lowcountry” competition among 28 cookers and local restaurant vendors featuring shrimp and grits, fried chicken, and other dishes aiming for the “People’s Choice” awards. Entertainment Friday night will be provided by The Brewer Band.

    Saturday’s event will begin with a South Carolina Barbeque Association-sponsored competition among the 28 cookers vying for Best Butt and Best Use of a Rib. The event will then open to the public at noon to sample the BBQ. Entertainment will be provided by The Groovetones.

    Friday night admission is $16 and gets you a wristband for all-you-can-eat samples. Saturday admission is $18 and gets you a wristband for all-you-can-eat samples. Active military is entitled to $15 admission for each day and children under 10 are free. In addition to the wristband samples, there will be tickets available at varying costs for beer, wine, vodka and moonshine tastings and other vendor foods. A General Store will also be on site selling t-shirts, aprons, sauces, rubs, and other BBQ related items.

    A silent auction will be held on Friday night featuring various vacation packages, pieces of art and much more. All proceeds from the festival benefit LowCountry Habitat for Humanity’s Veterans Build project.

    For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Habitat office at (843) 522-3500 or visit www.lowcountryhabitat.org.

    Eat 'High on the Hog' with Habitat for Humanity this weekend