Better Hometown of Hawkinsville will host the annual Harvest Fest featuring the Pigs and Produce barbecue competition. This is an official contest sanctioned by the Georgia BBQ Association. Along with some great professional BBQ teams and some very interesting ancillary categories, Hawkinsville will host two very unique events at this festival.sville Harvest Fest to host Pigs and Produce BBQ Contest on October 26th and 27th, 2012.
The first will be the first ever Georgia State Boiled Peanut Championship sponsored by Hardy Farms Peanuts. This contest is open to everyone that thinks that they have what it takes to make the best boiled peanuts in the state.
The second unique contest that will be hosted in Hawkinsville is the Old vs. New Faceoff. This head to head contest is scheduled to be held on the courthouse square in downtown Hawkinsville featuring father Myron Mixon of Jack’s Old South and his son, Michael Mixon of Jack’s New South. Finally, all of the talk of who smokes the best barbecue will be settled! The contest will consist of one category, ribs, and be judged by 10 GBA Master Certified Judges deciding who the REAL Mixon champion is. Judging will be blind and there will be several samp
les of each man’s product on each judge’s table.
Myron is a BBQ legend and one of the most awarded men in competitive BBQ. He serves as chief cook of Jack’s Old South Competition BBQ Team, which he started in 1996. His team has won more than 180 grand championships resulting in over 1700 total trophies, 30 state championships including wins in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Virginia, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Illinois, South Carolina, and Tennessee, Team of the Year 8 times, and 11 national championships.
Michael is th
For more information, please visit www.hawkinsvilleharvestfest.com and plan to be in downtown Hawkinsville on October 26th and 27th!e chief cook of Jack’s New South Competition BBQ. Michael served with his father on many of those championship outings over the years. Since venturing out on his own with limited resources and a desire to cut the proverbial “apron strings”, Michael has done very well on his own merit. He is currently in a close race for the points lead in the GBA and consistently places in the top 10 in MBN and FBA contests.