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Smoking In The Foothills Barbecue Competition & Festival

North Carolina State Championship Event

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

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 $3,000 plus trophy and free entry into the Smoking In The Foothills Professional Barbecue Competition in 2019

Reserve Grand Champion $2,000 plus trophy and free entry into the Smoking In The Foothills Professional Barbecue Competition in 2019

First Place in each Category $600 plus trophy

Second Place in each Category $500 plus trophy

Third Place in each Category $400 plus trophy

Forth Place in each Category $300 plus trophy

Fifth Place in each Category $200 plus trophy

​Sixth Thru Tenth Place $100 plus ribbon

Sixth thru Tenth Place in each Category ribbon 


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

​Professional Barbecue Competition

15,000 In Prize Money