Thank You to

Our 2018 Sponsors!

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

1st-Place, each category $600 plus trophy

2nd-Place, each category $500 plus trophy
3rd-Place, each category $400 plus trophy

4th-Place, each category $300 plus trophy
5th-Place, each category $200 plus trophy

6th-10th Place, $100 plus ribbon

​BBQ Competition

Smoking In The Foothills Propfessional BBQ Competition 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

Several Teams have already entered the 2018 Professional Barbecue Competition!

  1. Wolf's Revenge, Richmond, VA
    (2015, 2016 & 2017  Grand Champion)
  2. Redneck Scientific, Clayton, NC  
    ​(2016 & 2017 Reserve Grand Champion)
  3. Hickory BBQ Company, Fallston, NC
  4. Twisted Pair BBQ, Raleigh, NC
  5. Barrel Fever, Evans, GA
  6. Haulin Buttz BBQ, Lenoir, NC
  7. Two Old Men And A Grill, Bessemer City, NC
  8. Creekside Smokers, Hickory, NC
  9. E.T.'s BBQ, Palatka, FL
  10. Smoke Central BBQ, Lake City, SC
  11. Smoke This, Hickory, NC
  12. Muttley Crew BBQ, Apex, NC
  13. Smart's Smokin' BBQ, Lenoir, NC
  14. Rubba Butta Que, Granite Falls, NC
  15. Swine Song, Statesville, NC
  16. Bayou Poker Smokers, Denver, NC
  17. Hoggy Bottom Boys, Chuckey, TN
  18. K & D Smokers, Winston Salem, NC
  19. The Smokehouse Mafia, Taylorsville, NC
  20. KC's Q, Pittsboro, NC
  21. Joe Q Barbecue, Lenoir, NC
  22. Brother-In-Law BBQ, Fletcher, NC
  23. Smoke Wagon BBQ, Lenoir, NC
  24. Elite BBQ Smokers, Conway, SC
  25. Smoke Monster BBQ, Asheboro, NC
  26. Lil Brothers BBQ, West Jefferson, NC
  27. Big Dog BBQ VA, Virginia Beach, VA
  28. Ole Smokey BBQ Crew, Erwin, TN
  29. Midnight Burn, Pisgah Forest, NC
  30. Sauced! BBQ, Denver, NC
  31. Old Colony Smokehouse, Edenton, NC
  32. Dr. Drum, Lenoir, NC
  33. Rocky Top Barbeque, Jonesborough, TN
  34. Pickin' Porkers, Clemmons, NC
  35. Horn's Smokeshack, Greensboro, NC
  36. Too Sauced, Charlotte, NC


Our trophies exemplify our communities  wood crafting and artistic heritage.  Created by Brad Indicott of Lenoir, the Grand Champion and Reserve Champion burl wood turnings are nothing short of spectacular and something to always be treasured.