2012 - Sauced! BBQ
2011 - Beer Meets Grill
2010 – Grog N Hogs
2009 – Iron Pig BBQ
2008 – Screamin Nite Hog BBQ
Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down® - October 11 & 12, 2013
Rocky Mount is hosting a National Barbecue Cookoff!
This year will mark the 6th year of the Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down®. It is an official North Carolina State Barbecue Championship, and is a Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) sanctioned competition. It is sponsored by the Rocky Mount Parks & Recreation Special Events Division.
The event is a professional cooking competition based on KCBS categories (chicken, pork ribs, pork & beef brisket). Awards include Grand Champion, Reserved Grand Champion, and People's Choice Award. Cash awards, trophies and plaques awarded up to 10th place in each category. There will be 58 opportunities to win.
KCBS representatives will be present and judging starts at noon on Saturday, October 12, using the blind judging technique. The cookoff will be held on October 11 & 12 as a part of the Kick Off Party including the Kick Off Concert held in downtown Rocky Mount. There will be plenty of delicious food & beverages and great entertainment. This is a party you don't want to miss! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and come have some fun with your friends and neighbors.
Cook Teams & Judges - If you are interested in participating in the barbecue cookoff, visit our Applications & Forms page.
What People are Saying About This Event:
"I'm getting excited about returning to my home town for a contest. (Since Bob Melton's was my first barbecue, I'm still bias to eastern NC cue.) In fact, you'll have two judges returning home."
Northport , Alabama
"Your trophy from last year is still the most beautiful one I have, but this one is amazing! We can't wait for your contest in October!!!"
Old Dominion Smokehouse
Rocky Mount Parks & Recreation
Down East Festival
P.O. Box 1180
Rocky Mount, NC 27802
Come join the cook-off and compete for the right to be known as the
Eastern Carolina Grand Champion!