14TH ANNUAL HOG
KILLIN' TIME BARBECUE
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 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
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:
about the 2002 BBQ
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
Please let us know if you can join us!
Before Oct. 27, 2002
an outdoor event. Be sure to dress comfortably and casually!
Bring a jacket or sweater to complement the brisk autumn air
Call if you need