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2018 Squealin’ on the Square BBQ Competition & People’s Choice

November 1, 2018 - November 3, 2018

Join us for the 2018 Squealin’ on the Square BBQ Competition presented by Carolina Packers, Home of the Bright Leaf Hot Dog (Bright Leaf Hotdogs) and enjoy the area’s best BBQ. Squealin’ on the Square is a North Carolina Pork Council sanctioned event and begins Friday, November 2, 2018 and runs through Saturday, November 3, 2018 as a part of the 2018 Clayton Harvest Festival. There will also be a People’s Choice competition sponsored by iHeartRadio.

Friday, November 2:
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm ~ Squealin’ on the Square set-up and BBQ plate pre-sale @ Town Square

Saturday, November 3:
9:00 am ~ Judging begins
11:00 am – 5:00 pm ~ BBQ plates on sale (till gone)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm ~ People’s Choice BBQ tasting samples on sale (limited number) + voting
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm ~ Judges announce 2018 Squealin’ on the Square official winners + People’s Choice Winner announced on the Main Stage @ Town Square

We would also like to thank our award sponsor, Hog Slat, Inc.

We can’t wait to see you there!

With an attendance over 31,000 in 2017, the Clayton Harvest Festival brought to you by Sheetz is the largest festival in Johnston County, NC. It is hosted in September each year by the Clayton Chamber of Commerce for the community and includes events such as a Midway with carnival rides and games, the annual Squealin’ on the Square BBQ competition and People’s Choice, the return of the Clayton Idol singing competition, Clayton’s largest vendor fair, a classic car show, concerts, a family movie night, a kid’s hot dog creation contest, and a Latin American Festival. We are also excited to introduce the Clayton Harvest Festival Military Crossroads in 2018.


November 1, 2018
November 3, 2018


Main St, Clayton, NC 27520, United States
101 E Main St
Clayton, NC United States


Clayton Harvest Festival