19TH ANNUAL HOG
KILLIN' TIME BARBECUE
SMUTEYE -- Once again the invitations from Smuteye go out to
friends near and far. It is time to celebrate the beginning of Hog
Killin' Time at the Cox Plantation.
For those who don't know the story of this event, it
began early last century when 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.
Wayne Jones will 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 the
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!
the years, several thousand people have trekked to the
Cox Plantation in Smuteye, 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 hiking.
Created by Clint & Betty Rae Roberson, El Paso, Texas, Margaretís Uncle &
The Pork Procession, followed immediately by the
traditional photo and feast, will take place at 2:30 pm
Margaret will continue the tradition of
firing-up her 80-gallon iron caldron to create her
Fabulous, Four-alarm, Forty-gallon chili.
invited to bring salads, vegetables, desserts, and
beverages to add to the banquet.
Sadly, the Hog Killin' Time Oak died in 2005 and we
had to remove all its branches. All that remains of this
iconic old oak is a 15 foot tall stump. But this
wonderful old tree lives on as our barbecue logo.
We will light the bonfire as soon as temperatures
allow. We will have peanuts and apples to feed the
horses and Wilbur, a special guest. Be sure to bring