April Events in North Carolina


Mark your calendars for these fun events happening across the state in April:

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Pig Cookin’ Contest

Newport, April 9-10, 2021

Go hog wild this April in Newport, when it celebrates the 41st anniversary of one of the largest whole hog, pig-cooking competitions in the country. Each year, more than 60 cooks enter this Coastal Carolina cook-off with hopes of winning the title of perfect pig.

The contest, which began in 1978 to raise funds for a local school, has continued the tradition of giving back to the local community and has even been dubbed the nation’s largest all-volunteer nonprofit whole-hog contest.

For more information about this year’s contest, including a full schedule of events, visit newportpigcooking.com.

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Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) precautions and travel advisories, many upcoming events have been canceled or postponed. Please check with local tourism offices and event organizers for the most up-to-date information.
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