Cook Team Registration
A North Carolina Pork Sanctioned Council Event • BBQ Competition with Cash Prizes • People's Choice Competition • Pig Calling Contest
Calling all pig cookers in or around Clayton! Join us for the 10th Annual Squealin' on the Square presented by Carolina Packers, Home of the Bright Leaf Hot Dog. We only have 20 slots available for this awesome pig cooking competition that takes place during CCOC's Clayton Harvest Festival, brought to you by Food Lion. The deadline to enter is September 30, 2021. The entry fee includes the following:
Entry fees are $200 and are non-refundable. If you choose to mail in a check instead of using a credit card, please enter the PROMO code CHECK and it must be received within 10 days of the application being received (and no later than September 30, 2021). Checks are to be mailed to the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, 301 E. Main Street, Clayton, NC 27520. Your participation is greatly appreciated. The Clayton Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization and funds raised by the Clayton Harvest Festival are reinvested into the community.
Note: Squealin' on the Square no longer secures cook team sponsors. However, feel free to secure your own sponsor(s) to help offset your cook team's entry fee cost.
We look forward to working with you this year! You and/or your organization are personally responsible to take any and all precautions set forth by the CDC, Health Officials and state guidelines in order to protect yourselves while volunteering, vending, or performing on the premises/footprint of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce's Harvest Festival. By registering to be a cook team at the Clayton Harvest Festival, you recognize that you will be exposed to the public and that there is no way that the Clayton Chamber of Commerce can completely control the experience you will have by working with us or bring present at the Clayton Harvest Festival on any given day or time.
The festival will be on the scheduled day regardless of weather, other than natural or unnatural disasters (hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, ice storms, terrorists attacks, pandemics, war, etc.). As the Clayton Harvest Festival is hosted by a non-profit organization with revenues being used to cover the event costs, fees are non-refundable. The Clayton Harvest Festival will not refund fees due to inclement weather, government actions, strikes, terrorism acts or any other matters beyond its control, including but not limited to cancellation of the festival due to a direct result of an unforeseen disaster which renders the festival unable to continue. In the circumstance that the festival cannot occur on the scheduled date, all efforts will be made to reschedule.
Squealin' on the Square People's Choice
Let the people decide! We welcome your team to join in on the Fourth Annual People's Choice Competition with prize. To participate in People’s Choice, you must mark it on this registration. There are no additional entry fees to participate in People's Choice. Format of the competition will be posted at a later date.
Squealin' on the Square Schedule
Friday, October 29, 2021
3:00pm-5:00pm - Squealin' on the Square Cook Team Arrival (Must be checked in by 5pm)
5:00pm-8:00pm - Squealin’ on the Square Cook Team set up (6:30pm introduction of cook teams and sponsors, followed by Chief cooks briefing. Attendance is mandatory!).
Saturday, October 30, 2021
9:00am - BBQ competition judging begins
11:00am - People’s Choice competition (BBQ tasting/voting)
Noon - Pig Calling Contest, presented by The Cardinal (free and open to anyone)
1:00pm - Squealin’ on the Square winners announced
1:30pm - Pig Cooking Demonstration
This is a North Carolina Pork Council sanctioned event. You must read and initial that you agree to the official rules of the 2021 Squealin' on the Square competition on the online registration. Please download the rules document below and read it prior to registering. Also, please bring a signed version with you to the event. During arrival, an event team member will collect your signed document or provide you with one to sign should you forget it.
To apply to be a cook team for Squealin' on the Square, presented by Carolina Packers, Home of the Brightleaf Hotdog, register using the button below and register as a guest (do not have to login). Please make sure you download and read the rules before proceeding. If you have trouble using the online registration form, you can come by our office (address above) with your payment and we will fill it out for you. Should you have any questions, please contact the Clayton Chamber of Commerce at (919) 553-6352 or email Dana Wooten at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pig Calling Contest
The 2021 Pig Calling Contest, presented by The Cardinal, is a brand new addition to the Clayton Harvest Festival. It will take place as part of Squealin' on the Square at noon on Saturday, October 30, 2021. The 2021 Pig Calling Contest is free to enter and open to anyone. Registration for the contest will take place on site Saturday morning.