WNC BBQ Festival – Maggie Valley, NC

Images from the 2014 BBQ Festival


The Western NC BBQ Festival “Smokin’ in the Valley” is a KCBS (Kansas City BBQ Society) sanctioned event and will adhere to those guidelines. KCBS representatives will be onsite to conduct the competition. Smokin’ in the Valley is the official BBQ Festival of Western North Carolina. 2015 Pro Team Entry Form

NC Governor’s Proclamation

Festival Dates/Hours
Friday, July 24, 2015 – Noon-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 25,  2015 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Event Profile:

  • Estimated 2015 Attendance:  10,000
  • Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned event
  • Cash prizes and trophies
  • NC Governor sanctioned event
  • Blankets, chairs, strollers & pets WELCOME!
  • Plenty of free parking
  • Delicious barbeque
  • Variety of festival foods
  • Beer & wine available
  • Live entertainment – Bluegrass & Clogging
  • Arts & Crafts Market
  • Exhibitors, t-shirt sales, and souvenirs
  • “Tastin’ Tent” for visitors to sample team’s entries – and vote on their favorite ($10 ticket required)
  • “Beer, Wine & Swine” Local Restaurant Competition. Visitors will taste entries and vote on their favorite ($10 ticket required)

Kid’s activities – bouncey houses, face painting, games, and loads of fun!

Beer, Wine & Swine is back for 2015!
This is an event for local restaurants to see who gets bragging rights for the BEST BBQ in WNC. Winner gets $150, a plaque,. It’s a People’s Choice competition. To be a judge, cost $10 ticket, and includes taste testing, FREE beer and wine samples. Restaurant Application (PDF)

Maggie Valley, NC — Maggie Valley Festival Grounds — Hwy 19, Soco Rd in the heart of Maggie Valley

Adults $6.00
Kids 5 to 12 yrs $3.00 and 5 years and under free

Beer, Wine & Swine (Friday evening) or Tastin’ Tent (Saturday afternoon) Tickets $10 each

Contact Info
Teresa Smith Maggie Valley Chamber – 1-800-624-4431 /828-926-1686 teresa@maggievalley.org

July is typically busy in Maggie Valley – we encourage you to make your accommodations as soon as possible. Please visit our website at www.maggievalley.org for area information and a list of accommodations or call us for a free Visitor’s Guide. 1/800-624-4431

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