pigfest 2010Not only can you get central Florida new homes at an amazing value from Highland Homes, but you can also get award-winning barbecue! Two of our team members, Charlie Laughon and David McMillan, have made quite a name for themselves throughout Polk County by participating in a myriad of BBQ competitions.

In January, Charlie and David took on a tremendous challenge by entering PigFest 2010 in Lakeland. With 78 professionals and 75 backyard teams all competing to be dubbed the best barbecue, Pigfest was by far the largest event these two have ever participated in. In fact, PigFest is one of the largest backyard competitions in the nation. Even with all of this competition, Charlie and David came out on top winning 1st place in the ribs competition and 6th place overall.

Charlie and David strictly compete in the backyard division now, but they are hoping that with time and more success they’ll be able to move up to the professional league.

If you want to taste this award-winning barbecue, then head to the Orange Blossom Special BBQ Fest in Dade City on March 20, 2010. Charlie and David will be entering their ribs, chicken, pork and brisket in the competition and hoping to bring home the blue ribbon. Everyone at Highland Homes has nothing but rave reviews for this exceptional cuisine; it truly is fantastic BBQ. However, we don’t expect you to take our word for it, just look at their accolades:

  • 2009 Orange Blossom Special BBQ Fest – won 2nd place in chicken, ribs and pork as well as placed 3rd overall.
  • 2009 Ribs on the Ridge – 1st place in chicken
  • 2010 PigFest – 1st place in ribs and 6th overall
  • 2010 Orange Blossom Special BBQ Fest – TBD (but we have high hopes for a 1st place victory)