Gwen Fowler



Barbecue teams compete in Myrtle Beach

Posted 9/24/2013 12:15:00 PM

The Hog Wild Neighbors barbecue team was one of about 50 that competed on a warm Labor Day weekend at the 8th annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach

The team, made up of pitmaster Donny Clayton, Tonya Clayton, Monica Wilson and Bob Bolter, has been competing about three years, and Wilson said the team members are neighbors in Dorchester County.

They had cooked 16 butts for the competition and sampling, and most of it vanished in a hurry when a hungry crowd showed up around noon.

The Hog Wild Neighbors weren’t near the top of the winner’s list – they tied for 33rd place – but they seemed to be having a good time.

K&T BBQ won first place, with the Berry Patch team taking second and Bean Can BBQ placing third.

The winner of the “Anything Goes” competition on Friday was the Galloping Turtles team, and Backwoods BBQ won for best sauce.

The winner of the Barbecue Championship left with $10,000. Others prizes included $3,000 for second place; $2,000 for third place; $1,000 for fourth place; and $500 for the fifth-through 10th-place teams.