Visitor Information

What’s Happening?

We’ve got a full plate of fun for the whole family at Smokin’ in the Pines! Shop local vendors and satisfy your barbeque craving again and again and again! Enjoy live Music provided by local musicians The Low Down Dirty Heathens Band and the Whiskey Pines Band, winner of The Pilot's Best Musical Group award of 2021! Public parking will be available for $10 a car. This event is rain or shine and tailgate chairs are encouraged!

11:00 am
Gates Open
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Vendor Row Open for Shopping & Demonstrations
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Live Music by Whiskey Pines
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
KCBS Competition Turn-in and Judging
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fire Department BBQ Tent Open for Business
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kid Zone Activities
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Pre-purchase Your People's Choice Judging Vouchers (Quantity is Limited!)
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Group tours of competition every 30 mins (4 tours)
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
People’s Choice Award - Sampling & Judging
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Live Music by The Low Down Dirty Heathens Band
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Awards Presentation
6:00 pm
Gates Close
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The Results Are In!

25 professional teams from across the Southeast showed up to serve up their best. See below who took home the cash prizes for best in each category! Keep up with the competition and check out where the top point earners will be showing their skills next.

See Results

Bad Rooster BBQ

Lavonia, GA

Bud Wiser’s BBQ

Fayetteville, NC

Elite BBQ Smokers

Conway, SC


Hartsville, SC

Feelin’ Swine BBQ

Wilmington, NC

Fred Vegas Smokers

Ravenel, SC

Hoggy Bottom Boys

Chuckey, TN

Hold Your Horses BBQ

Griffin, GA

Holt Brothers BBQ

Charlotte, NC

Mad Dog BBQ

Inverness, FL

Mcadoo Heights BBQ

Greensboro, NC

Muttley Crew BBQ

Apex, NC

Old Virginia Smoke

Bristow, VA

One Eyed Pig BBQ

Union, SC

Pappy & Roley’s Appalachian BBQ

Asheville, NC

Redneck Scientific

Angier, NC

Smoke and Brew

Asheboro, NC

Smoke Central BBQ

Lake City, SC

Smokin Skullies

Goldsboro, NC


Williamston, SC

Tobacco Road Pitmasters

Greensboro, NC

Twisted Pair BBQ

Raleigh, NC


Powder Springs, GA

Wolf’s Revenge BBQ

Henrico, VA

Yes, Dear BBQ

Savannah, GA

Top point earner YTD
Top point earner in 2022 overall