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Carolina BBQ Festival

A Culinary Event Celebrating the Whole Hog Tradition

Carolina BBQ Festival

Mark your calendars for April 5-6, 2024, for the annual Carolina BBQ Festival in Charlotte, North Carolina. This event showcases the traditions of Carolina’s whole hog and varying cooking styles, and supports the local community.

Festival Kickoff - Friday

Carolina BBQ Festival Drinks

The event kicks off on Friday with a private concert with Filmore. This rising singer/songwriter has honed his electric live show by opening for acts such as Sam Hunt, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Lauren Alaina, and Pitbull. The Friday event will also feature a live crawfish boil with Erica Roby, the winner of the second season of Food Networks BBQ Brawl. Additionally, Operation BBQ Relief is rolling into town with a full-on fleet of smoking hot mobile cookers ready to fire up a mouthwatering feast. The bbq dinner will be cooked and served on site and in partnership with Hungry Heroes. Menu items include pulled pork sliders, pork ribs, chicken sliders, coleslaw, and Mexican street corn, plus beer, wine, and cocktails available for purchase. 

Carolina BBQ Festival - Saturday

Jake Wood

Join us and 15 pit-masters from the Carolinas and beyond as we celebrate the whole hog tradition and so much more, all while fundraising for our friends Operation BBQ Relief, Hungry Heroes and Folds of Honor.  The festival will be complete with live music from local Charlotte acts, including Carolina Gator Gumbo, Justin Fedor, Charlotte Bluegrass Allstars, and Todd Johnson and the Revolvers. Additionally there will be vendor activations to shop, plus wine, beer, and cocktails will be available for purchase. Each ticket includes tastings and accompaniments from all 15 pit-masters. Let’s #BBQforacause 

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  • location:

    Victoria Yards, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • date:

    April 05, 2024 - April 06, 2024
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