15TH ANNUAL HOG
KILLIN' TIME BARBECUE
SMUTEYE -- It is that time of year again.
Fall is in the air, and it will soon be time to celebrate the beginning of
Hog Killin' Time in Smuteye.
Many of you reading this invitation know the
story of how this event came about. Early last century Major's great
grandfather also named Major, 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.
Hurricane Ivan blew over lots of hickory and oak wood, which is cut and
stacked by the pit. Wayne Jones returns to head the team of Pig Roasters
and will be assisted by John D. Cox. Roasting will start Friday evening
and will take approximately 14 hours. You are invited to bring your
camping gear and join these 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!
Over the years, several thousand people have trekked to the Cox Plantation
in Smuteye, Alabama to attend this barbecue. Expect to spend an afternoon
among old and new friends, eating great food and enjoying fun-filled
autumn activities. We'll open the gates and begin the hospitality around
noon. As in the past, 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. Peanuts and apples to feed the horses will be
available. Be sure to bring your appetite!
of Event phone: 334-474-3271