Schedule of Events

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Friday, October 9 - 12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  • 8th Annual Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down (Competition)
  • Prime Smokehouse (12:00 p.m.)
    (Front of Rocky Mount Train Station)
  • Beer Garden (4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
    (Front of Rocky Mount Train Station)
  • BBQ Bash
    (On the Main Stage in front of Rocky Mount Train Station)
      - Spare Change (6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
  • Cornhole Tournament (6:30 p.m.)
    Click here for more information - Sponsored by Rocky Mount Public Utilities
  • Family Activities (5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
    Inflatables and more!

Saturday, October 10 - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • 8th Annual Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down (Competition)
  • Pepsi's People's Choice - Smell it. Taste it. Judge it. (1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
    Would you like the opportunity to taste and judge competition barbecue? Purchase BBQ Bucks ($1 each/$10 minimum) on site to buy sample size portions from competing BBQ teams and vote for you favorite. Limited supplies.
  • Second Stage
    (Nash Street)
      - Rhythm Express (10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
      - Doors Wide Open (1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
  • BBQ Bash
    (On the Main Stage in front of Rocky Mount Train Station)
      - The Tams (12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
      - Perfect 10 (3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
  • Beer Garden (12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
    (Front of Rocky Mount Train Station)
  • Eastern NC Home Brew Competition Winners announced (4:30 p.m.)
  • BBQ Throw Down Awards Ceremony (5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
  • Kids Activities (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
    Inflatables, games, and more!
  • Public Power and Public Natural Gas Week Celebration (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
    Rocky Mount Public Utilities will have family activities on the corner of Nash and S. Church streets, including Plinko (play for a chance to win $100 off your utility bill), safety demonstrations, pole-climbing and hurt man rescue, an 811 Dig and pole-climbing for kids, prizes, giveaways and more!
  • There will be vendors, demonstrations and family activities from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.