Competition A: $10,000 in Prize Money

Competition B: $10,000 in Prize Money

Full Prize Purse break down coming soon.

2018 Teams
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

​BBQ Competitions

Smoking In The Foothills Propfessional BBQ Competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) and is a State Championship event.

The 2019 event will be a double with Competition A on Friday and Competition B on Saturday. If you plan to compete in both your team only needs to complete Form A.

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 Thursday
  2. Private Cook Team Social with music and food Thursday Evening
  3. Cook Team Breakfast Friday & Saturday morning


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.

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