Thank You to

Our Sponsors!


Online registration required. Learn how to smoke, carve, and grill with the masters! Plus, furniture factory tours and updates and new manufacturing technology. More info ...

Poker Run
Riders take off from Downtown Lenoir at 2:30pm on Saturday and test their luck for the winning hand!  Riders come back around and end their run in Downtown.

Wood Crafters’ Showcase
The BBQ is not the only star of the show.  Experience the     diversity and variety of wood craft artisans and vendors who bring to life amazing carvings and products for all to enjoy.  All     varieties of companies representing the wood industry will   also be featured throughout the festival in celebration of our    furniture heritage.

We have a lot of great bands playing a lot of great music. Andrew Massey & the Midnight Americans, Jim Quick & Coastline, Terry Edwards, The Classics, Rooted, Chad Triplett & Two Lane Blacktop, and FracXured. Check out show times on the Music Lineup page.

The Festival

The Smoking In The Foothills BBQ Competition and Festival is full of great events and family-friendly activities, plus a lot of awesome music! Check out a summary of events below and visit the Festival Schedule and Music Lineup pages for more details. 

Cornhole Tournament

Practice makes perfect and the stakes are high! Register online for this highly competitive event to fling a wing! 

1st-Place - 50% of cash payout! More info ...

Playful Piglet Kid’s Zone & Kid’s Que Competition
Have young chefs in the family?  Be sure to get registered for our Kids Que Cook Off with a $200 prize purse!  Spaces are      limited, so sign the up early.

Cash Cow 50/50 Raffle
Be sure to get your tickets! Always a cash cow of winnings!

Smokey Barrel Beer Garden

The Smokey Barrel Beer Garden at the 4th Annual Smoking in the Foothills BBQ Festival will feature local and regional breweries, wineries, and distilleries.