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Carolina BBQ Festival 2024 – Charlotte, NC

April 5 April 6

BBQ for a Cause

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Putting Charlotte, NC on the BBQ Map & supporting our Community! Join us and 15 Pitmasters from the Carolinas & Beyond as we #bbqforacause.

We had so much fun the past two years that we are doing it again! Join us for the Carolina BBQ Festival on Saturday, April 6th 12 -pm – 5 pm. We are kicking the celebration off with our first-ever Charity Dinner & Concert event on Friday, April 5th – at 6:30 pm. We are smoking at Victoria Yards as part of Charlotte SHOUT!

On Friday – BBQ is Provided by Operation BBQ Relief & Hungry Heros + plus enjoy a live crawfish boil, drinks, and music. (This event requires a separate ticket)

On Saturday -Pitmasters from the Carolinas & Beyond will celebrate the whole hog tradition and so much more, all while fundraising for a great cause.

The festival will be complete with live music, vendor activations, wine, beer, and cocktails. We BBQ to raise funds for local and national charities that support and feed our communities. This year we are supporting Operation BBQ Relief, Hungry Heros, and Folds of Honor.

Who’s Cookin’

Pitmasters include:

  • Matthew Register | Southern Smoke BBQ
  • Bryan Furman | Bryan Furman BBQ
  • Elliott Moss | Buxton Hall BBQ
  • Brandon Shepard | Shepard BBQ
  • Lewis Donald | Sweet Lew’s BBQ
  • Garren Kirkman | Jon G’s Barbecue
  • Jake Wood | Lawrence Barbecue
  • Keith Henning | Black Powder Smokehouse
  • Sam Jones | Sam Jones BBQ
  • Tank Jackson | Holy City Hogs
  • Dylan Cooke | Fork Grove Barbecue
  • Robbie Robinson | City Limits Barbecue
  • Joel Easton | Easton Barbecue Co.
  • Ken & Jess Hess | County Smoak
  • Ronald Simmons | Master Blend Farms

Bringing the BBQ community together to celebrate the whole hog tradition. Festival Style.

Divided by Sauce, United by Coal.

Find us at and @carolinabbqfestival

*Tickets are non-refundable, this is a rain or shine event.

Event Info

Event Location

209 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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