Pulled Pork Madness

nullWe all enjoy a good March Madness basketball bracket, but let’s be real—a pulled pork bracket is a SLAM DUNK

Every March, we go searching for Iowa’s best pulled pork sandwich! As always, we need help from our fellow pork fans! #PulledPorkMadness

Whether your favorite pulled pork is sandwiched between two buns, open-faced, or smothered in cheesy goodness, TELL US WHERE WE CAN FIND ITThe winning restaurant receives $250, a plaque, and bragging rights!


Voting schedule

Early March — Nomination period opens.

TBD — Nomination period ends.

TBD — Vote for “Elite 8” (from “Sweet 16” nominations).

TBD — Vote for “Final Four.”

TBD — Vote for “Final Two.”

TBD — Vote for champion.


Contest rules and details

Past winners cannot be nominated. Pulled pork must be from a restaurant that is typically open year-round with regular hours. Food trucks, concession stands, seasonal establishments, and catering businesses are not eligible. No email or social media nominations will be counted.

Nominations determine the starting “Sweet 16” bracket, which offers the top two picks in each of the Iowa Pork Producers Association’s eight districts.


2023 Champion: The Flying Elbow, Marshalltown