WNC BBQ Festival – Maggie Valley, NC

Images from the 2014 BBQ Festival

STILL ACCEPTING competitors for the Beer, Wine & Swine contest on Friday evening. This is an AMATEUR competition for BBQ enthusiasts, restaurants/caterers to enter in the Pulled Pork category. See below for details.

ATTENTION TEAMS: The 2015 Smokin’ in the Valley event has filled all 48 spots available! If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please call Teresa Smith at 828.926.1686.

Competition

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 BBQ enthusiasts, restaurants/caterers to see who gets bragging rights for the BEST BBQ in WNC. Winner receives $250 and a plaque. No fee to enter.

It’s a People’s Choice competition. To be a judge you must purchase a $10 ticket.  Includes taste testing, FREE beer and wine samples.  Application (PDF)

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

Admission
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

Accommodations
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

KCBS Sanctioned Event


2015 SPONSORS:
BBQ Booster




BBQ Backers

BBQ Supporters

Haywood Co. Hotel Motel Association
A to Z Signs & Engraving
Maggie Mountaineer Crafts
Blossman Gas
Smoky Falls Lodge Crafts

BBQ buddy

Dr. Kenneth Guess, DDS
Brown Log Cabin Retreat
Hearth & Home Inn
Maggie Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Creekwood Village Resort
J. Arthurs Restaurant

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Maggie Valley Weather

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Last Updated on Jul 6 2015, 1:54 am EDT

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