The Pork & Beats Festival is a 2-day celebration of the agricultural heritage of Elizabethtown and Bladen County (home of Smithfield Foods, one of the largest pork processing plants in the country). We invite you to taste the delicious barbeque from world-class competitors while enjoying a variety of local music and vendors. This is a sanctioned whole hog competition. On Friday evening, you can see the competitors preparing their pigs. On Saturday, you will have a chance to taste the finished product. A sauce competition was added this year. While here, enjoy the car show and locally owned shops on Broad Street.