Smoking In The Foothills is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS). Rules and Regulations are designed to be fair to all contestants. The integrity of the Contest Judges, KCBS Represenitives and Competition Organizers is essential. Please click the buttons below to read, review and/or print out the rules and regulations. 


What we have planned for the Cook Teams:

                           1. Private Cook Team Lunch at 1:00 PM Friday

                           2. Private Cook Team Social with music and food Friday Evening

                           3. Cook Team Breakfast Saturday morning



Prize Money

Grand Champion $2,500 plus trophy and free entry into the Smoking In The Foothills Professional Barbecue Competition in 2017

Reserve Grand Champion $1,500 plus trophy and free entry into the Smoking In The Foothills Professional Barbecue Competition in 2017

First Place in each Category $500 plus trophy

Second Place in each Category $400 plus trophy

Third Place in each Category $300 plus trophy

Forth Place in each Category $200 plus trophy

Fifth Place in each Category $100 plus trophy

Sixth thru Tenth Place in each Category ribbon 


Get your entry form by clicking the button below. ​​

Presented By:

​Professional Barbecue Competition

10,000 In Prize Money

* Please visit the Catawba Valley Cup Page and The Old North State BBQ Series Page *

Smoking In The Foothills Barbecue Competition & Festival

North Carolina State Championship Event

October 20th & 21st 2017, In Historic Downtown Lenoir, NC