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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 ...

Burnin' Rubber Poker Run
Riders take off from Downtown Lenoir at 10:30am 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.

Live Music
We have a lot of great bands playing a lot of great music. 2019 Line-Up coming soon. Check out show times on the Music Line-Up 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
Fun and Games for the whole family! Enjoy kids games, bounce houses, facepainters, and more in the Playful Piglet Kid's Zone.

Cash Cow 50/50 Raffle
Get your tickets at Golden Ticket Cinemas of Lenoir and other

participating Downtown businesses! A cash cow of winnings!

Smokey Barrel Beverage Garden

The Smokey Barrel Beverage Garden at the 5th Annual Smoking in the Foothills BBQ Festival will feature local and regional breweries, wineries, and distilleries.