Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Smoking In The Foothills Barbecue Competition is governed by the KCBS Rules and Regulations.

  2. All competitors are responsible for reading and following the Rules and Regulations of the KCBS.

  3. All competitors must follow codes regarding electrical, fire and all other local codes.

  4. No alcoholic beverages will be given away or sold to the general public. 


  1. No refunds will be given. Smoking In The Foothills Barbecue Competition will take place rain or shine.

Cooking Spaces

  1. Cooking spaces are 20 X 20. We do have spaces of 20 X 30 and 20 X 40 available. Let us know on your application what your needs are and we will do our best to accommodate you. Larger spaces are limited so let us know as soon as you can. 
  2. Teams wanting to arrive before 8:00 AM on Friday will need to contact us a make arrangements. We will do our best to accommodate you. If you arrive before Friday you may have to park offsite and move to the competition area Friday morning. We will assist you. 

Utilities Provided

  1. Water and electricity will be provided. Teams will need to bring hoses and extension cords (100 feet each).
  2. Standard 110 20 AMP hookups are available (NO ADAPTERS MAY BE HOOKED TO THESE). We will have a limited number of 30 AMP hookups available on a first come first serve basis. We will do our best to accommodate your needs. 


  1. Ice will be available for purchase. Someone will be coming around with ice for you to purchase. 

Cook's Meeting

  1. The mandatory cook's meeting will take place at 4:00 PM. The location will be provided when competitors arrive. 

Application Process

  1. Payment must accompany entry form.
  2. When the entry form and payment are received an email confirmation will be sent to you.
  3. All applications are to be mailed to: Smoking In The Foothills

                                                                          C/O Mike Kilby

                                                                          309 Sheldon Street

                                                                          Hudson, NC 28638

Contact Information

                                  Address: Smoking In The Foothills

                                                   C/O Mike Kilby

                                                    309 Sheldon Street

                                                    Hudson, NC 28638

                                 Phone:   (828) 310-2953


​Presented By:

Smoking In The Foothills Barbecue Competition & Festival

North Carolina State Championship Event

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