WNC BBQ Festival - "Smokin' in the Valley"

Arts & Entertainment
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
3374 Soco Road Maggie Valley NC
Teresa Smith
Jul 25, 2014
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday, July 25: Noon - 9 p.m.

Saturday, July 26: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains where festivities reign supreme, the Maggie Valley Chamber of Commerce sponsors a hog’s heaven of delight from noon to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 25 and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 26.


Admission is $6 for Adults; $3 children ages 6 – 12. Admission is free for children under 6. Two day passes are $10 for Adults; $5 for children.

In 2013, this festival drew 48 professional sauce sorcerers from North Carolina to Alabama who compete for the Grand Champion prize of $2,000, bragging rights, and a trophy. Last year  our slate of 48 teams included Myron Mixon’s team: from the hit show BBQ PITMASTERS. Myron Mixon Smokers were  on display as well.

Artisans from all across the southeast will display and sell their handmade arts & crafts, a kids' zone is set up with bouncey houses and lots of fun activities, chainsaw art demonstrations, and lots of great bluegrass and clogging. Food vendors will have plenty of BBQ and other great festival foods.

Friday night the public can be the judge in the local restaurant competition - Beer, Wine & Swine. Tickets are $10. On Saturday afternoon  the public can be the judge in the Maggie' Best competition and taste the same BBQ that the professional teams turn in for the competition. Tickets are $10.