Hop N Hog Culpeper Block Party

Hop N Hog – Culpeper Block Party & BBQ Competition  

Culpeper, VA.  Culpeper Renaissance Inc. (CRI) is excited to bring back the Hop N’ Hog – Culpeper Block Party & BBQ Competition! Taking place on Sunday, September 25, 2022, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm, Hop N’ Hog can be found in the heart of the Depot District in Downtown Culpeper. Bring your friends and family and enjoy LIVE music, the best in local and regional BBQ, your favorite local breweries, craft beers, Virginia cider, along with a selection of fine wines, adult lawn games (with prizes!) and a kid’s corner! Downtown Culpeper, a Great American Main Street Award winner, is known for its natural beauty and historic charm and is the perfect stage for this end of summer, kick off to fall Block Party and BBQ Competition!    

Setting the vibe for the Culpeper Block Party and BBQ Competition, Mark Vollten & The Scenic Roots will open the show with their folk, rock and reggae inspired originals. Fill your cup and soak in the last days of summer while unwinding to their smooth sounds. Taking the stage at 2:30pm, Keeton, hailing from our Nation’s capital, will deliver the 90s’ rock and alternative hits we all know and love! Revel in their pop and alternative playlist sure to bring back a memory or two!   

In addition to the incredible musical line-up, we’ll have an adult game area featuring cornhole and ladder toss, with exciting prizes. Children and adults of all ages can be sure to enjoy complimentary face painting by Sandy’s Face Painting, caricature artist Daniel Ryman, a mobile silks unit courtesy of State Climb, axe throwing and so much more!  

Now for the Hog! The block party will feature five local BBQ pit masters bringing the (sweet) heat to the competition! With a judging panel to include a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) Judge this is serious business. Come out and help pick the Battlefield Auto “People’s Choice” winner while enjoying samples from each of the BBQ entries for only $2 per tasting sample. This year’s BBQ competitors include Burnt Ends BBQ, Humble Soul BBQ, Uncle Bob & Sweet T’s BBQ, Uncle Elders BBQ and Native Shire BBQ. With each bringing their own unique blend of spices and flavors, you are sure to try something that will leave you wanting more!   

To wash down the Hog, you must have a little Hop! There will be more than just a little Hop being served up on Sunday, September 25th, with some of Culpeper’s favorite breweries spending the afternoon in Downtown. Visit Beer Hound Brewery, Far Gohn Brewing Company, Old House Brewing, WAR Craft Brewery and Son of a Bear Cider tents. Virginia Eagle while be pouring crowd favorites like Devil’s Backbone, Bold Rock Cider, Bud Light and more. Perhaps you prefer a megapint of wine? Stop by the Vinosity wine tent to enjoy a fine wine; with selections ranging from a crisp sauvignon blanc, to a fruity rosé or a dry pinotage; there is something for everyone’s palate.   

Jon Krawchuk, Hop N’ Hog Committee Chairperson, says “We are extremely excited to welcome back Hop N’ Hog! Our team has been working hard to make sure that Culpeper enjoys – once again – the best BBQ our area has to offer! When you add in live music, games, prizes, vendors, and the chance to cast your vote for the best BBQ, it’s a recipe for a great time. There’s no better way to welcome the fall season!”       

Additional food options available at the Hop N’ Hog – Culpeper Block Party and BBQ Competition include, Fabulous Foods, serving up brick oven pizza and soft serve ice cream, and Mi Ranchito Mexican Food. Enjoy artisan vendors like Historic Smoke Cigars and Lounge, ViVa Hand-Crafted Jewelry, Salvage Wood Designs, Gringo Mama Salsa and BBQ sauces and seasonings by Grandpa Foods.   

Advance tickets are available for $15 and may be purchased now at Vinosity, Far Gohn Brewing Company or online at Eventbrite, by searching Hop N’ Hog. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate the day of the event for $20. Children 12 and under are FREE. The cost of admission will include a complimentary drink ticket (21+), given upon entry. Additional beverages, BBQ samples and food are available for purchase. 

All are welcome, but please remember no pets and no coolers. HOP N’ HOG – Culpeper Block Party & BBQ Competition is made possible through generous friends and supporters, such as The Town of Culpeper, Culpeper Human Services, Kid Central, Far Gohn Brewing Company, Kelly & Philip Thornton – RE/MAX Crossroads, 103.1 WJMA, 105.5 SAM-FM, Culpeper Times, UVA Community Credit Union, CARS Automotive, Culpeper Star Exponent, Cherry Street Building Supply, Merchant’s Grocery Company, and The Signature Team of RE/MAX Regency.  

For more information, please contact Culpeper Renaissance at (540) 825-4416 or visit us on the web at www.culpeperdowntown.comwww.facebook.com/CRIDowntown and follow us on Instagram @culpeperdowntownva.

Bands: Mark Vollten & the Scenic Roots

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Depot District, Downtown Culpeper, 111 Commerce Street, Culpeper, VA 22701
Cost: $15 in advance/$20 at the gate, Under 12 FREE

*Tickets on sale now* CLICK HERE

BBQ! Live Music! Games! Craft Brews! Local Artisans!

Contact: Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. (CRI)
Phone: 540-825-4416
Email: crievents@culpeperdowntown.com
Website: www.culpeperdowntown.com

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