Pulled Pork Madness

Skinny's Barbeque of Muscatine wins the 2024 contest! READ MORE


We 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 cheese, TELL US WHERE WE CAN FIND ITThe winning restaurant receives $250, a plaque, and bragging rights!

Voting schedule — 2024

All times are in Central Standard Time.

Nomination period open: 8 a.m. March 1 — 11:59 p.m. March 8. 

Vote for top eight (from the 16 nominations): 5 p.m. March 11 — 10 a.m. March 15.

Vote for final four: 5 p.m. March 15 — 10 a.m. March 20. 

Vote for final two: 5 p.m. March 20 — 10 a.m. March 25.

Vote for champion: 5 p.m. March 25 — 10 a.m. March 29.


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