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The Wallers

2016 Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down: Festival Schedule

Friday & Saturday, October 7 & 8

9th annual Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down (Competition)

Includes: People Choice

Friday, October 7th (12pm - 8:30 pm)
  • Six Smokin Bones Food Truck on the Train Station Lawn (12:00 pm to 3:30 pm)

  • BBQ Kick Off Party (Train Station Lawn) - sponsored by Rocky Mount Public Utilities in celebration of Public Power & Public Natural Gas Week
    5:00 - 8:30 pm
    Beer Garden featuring; The Jaycees, Tarboro Brewing Company, Sweet Taters Brewery and Bull Durham Beer Company
    Food Vendors, Kids Area
    Kick Off Concert (BBQ Stage): Trial by Fire Journey Tribute - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday, October 8th (10:30 am - 6pm)

People's Choice Competition on Saturday October 8th 1:30-3:00. Purchase your BBQ bucks onsite throughout the day!

  • Food Vendors

  • Commercial Vendors

  • Exhibitors

  • Rocky Mount Public Utilities Exhibit Area

    • Location: corner of Hammond St. and S. Church St.

    • Electric and natural gas safety demonstrations

    • Utility pole-climbing and Hurt Man Rescue demonstrations

    • "811 Dig" and giveaways for kids

    • Energy efficiency information and demonstrations

    • Prizes, raffle drawings and giveaways

    • Plinko - You could win $100 off your utility bill!

  • Live Music

  • Kids Area (Station Square) 10:30 am - 5pm

  • Beer Garden featuring; The Jaycees, Tarboro Brewing Company, Sweet Taters Brewery and Bull Durham Beer Company - 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

  • BBQ Stage (Train Station Common)

    • 10:00 am - 11:00 am - DJ on stage

    • 11:00 am - Land o' Glory - Train Station Lawn

    • 11:30 am - Home Brewing Competition Judging on the lawn at the Train Station

    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Backyard Groove Band

    • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Denver Nixon Music

    • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - The Wallers

    • 4:30 pm - Home Brew Award announcement

    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm BBQ Awards Ceremony

  • Hogway Speedway Racing Pigs - Station Square Parking Lot
    • Shows at: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 and 4:00 pm

Also visit http://musmf.info/home.html for more information on the Monk Memorial Foundation Jazz event to celebrate the life and legacy of Thelonious S. Monk. This celebration will take place by the flag pole in front of City Hall along Nash St.