The Cox Plantation Annual Hog Killin' Time Barbecue


The Smuteye Grit Paper
2002 Hog Killin' Time Barbecue Group Photo - Click to Enlarge

     VOLUME 14,  ISSUE 1               

BARBECUE on NOVEMBER 1, 2003     



SMUTEYE -- A chill is in the air… Hickory leaves are turning from green to gold…  Soon it will be time to celebrate the beginning of Hog Killin' Time in Smuteye.

Early last century Major's great grandfather, named Major also, established the Hog Killin' Time Barbecue to celebrate his grandson, Charles' birthday.  He would invite local Margaret & Major serving the feast!farm workers and use the feast to recruit some of them to help harvest his cotton crop. Today, we continue the tradition with our fall gathering of friends to share food and friendship.

 The hickory and oak wood is cut and stacked near the refurbished pit.  Wayne Jones returns to head the team of Pig Roasters assisted by John D. Cox.  Roasting will start Friday evening and will take at least 14 hours.   You are invited to bring your camping gear and join these few brave souls who will spend the night camped around the hickory and oak bonfire that produces coals for the pit.  Let us know if you would like to camp overnight!

Traditionally, this barbecue offers an afternoon of great food among old friends enjoying fun-filled Autumn activities. We'll open the gates and begin the hospitality around noon.   The Pavilion bar just might stock your favorite refresher.  The property will be open for tours and hikes.  We encourage you to explore the out-back trails. 

The pork procession, followed immediately by the traditional photo and feast, will take place at 2:30 pm on Saturday. Margaret will continue the tradition of firing-up her 80-gallon iron caldron to create her Fabulous, Four-alarm, Fifty-gallon chili.  In addition, guests are invited to bring salads, vegetables, desserts, and beverages to add to the banquet.

 We will light the bonfire as soon as temperatures allow.   The Chick & Fran Cleveland clan will return as Fire Master and Junior Fire Masters, managing the wood gatherers at the fire pit.   Peanuts and apples to feed the horses will be available. Be sure to bring your appetite!                          

 Day of Event phone:  334-474-3271

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Nov. 1, 2003

Cox Plantation in Smuteye.

Festivities start at noon. The Pork Procession will start about 2:30 pm with group photo immediately afterward. We’ll light a bonfire as the day cools.

Please let us know if you can join us!
Before Oct. 27, 2002
(334) 264-9714
(Montgomery) or
(334) 474-3271
or on-line

This is an outdoor event.  Be sure to dress comfortably and casually!  Bring a jacket or sweater to complement the brisk autumn air


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