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Come to the beautiful foothills of North Carolina and find out what real barbecue is all about. This is a family friendly world class barbecue competition and festival. Sanctioned by The Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS). So come to Historic Downtown Lenoir, NC and get your smoker going. If you are not a Pitmaster that's OK too, we have plenty to do for the whole family. 

Come see what Lenoir has to offer!

Welcome To The Smoking in The Foothills Festival

Smoking In The Foothills Barbecue Competition and Festival

North Carolina State Championship Event 

October 19th & 20th 2018, In Historic Downtown Lenoir, NC

Come see what world class barbecue is all about!

Fun for the whole family!!!