Presenting Sponsor

Thank You to

Our 2018 Sponsors!

October 17-19, 2019!

Welcome to Smoking In The Foothills 

BBQ Competition & Festival!


​Smoking In The Foothills Barbecue Competition and Festival combines the fun of a family-friendly festival with the excitement of a sanctioned barbecue competition! Our two-day event offers live music, wood crafters' showcase, kids area, raffles, People’s Choice Pulled Pork & BBQ Wings Judging, poker run, cornhole tournament, and more!

Our Professional BBQ Competition is a North Carolina State Championship Event and a sanctioned Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) Competition! There are four categories of competition - Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork and Beef Brisket. With $15,000 in prize money at stake, KCBS judges and professional cook teams from across the country come to Downtown Lenoir for this hot competition!


It's a festival you WOODn't want to miss!