MARCH 31st - APRIL 1st 2017

DAYS 'TIL HOGS


About Hogs for the Cause

Kick New Orleans festival season off right … with barbecue. Each April, Hogs for the Cause returns as the best barbecue festival this side of the Mississippi. 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, individual teams host parties before they spend the night cooking whole hogs for the competition Saturday. Join us for the tastiest BBQ festival in New Orleans!

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IT'S A HAM GOOD TIME

Kids Under 12 Enter Free RAIN OR SHINE

Board of Directors

  • Becker Hall
    CEO, Co-Founder

  • Rene Louapre
    COO, Co-Founder

  • Zandy Rainold
    CFO

  • Jennifer Bond
    Benjamin Guider III
    William Wolf


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Find us at The LakeFront

New Orleans Lakefront Arena Grounds on Leon C. Simon Drive