Check Out BBQ Fest on the Neuse in Kinston NC!

Summer events in Kinston, NC, are approaching! From Friday, May 7, to Saturday, May 8, a few Downtown Kinston blocks will be taken over by the area’s finest BBQ experts as they take on North Carolina’s largest whole-hog BBQ festival. BBQ Fest on the Neuse is back after the 2020 event was cancelled due to the threat of the coronavirus. And cook teams are returning in full force to fight for trophies, cash prizes, and bragging rights.

BBQ Fest on the Neuse in Downtown Kinston, NC

Professional and backyard cooks are the ones battling it out, but you are the one who really gets to take advantage of the festivities. Come for the vendors and amusement rides on Friday, and stay for the car show and BBQ judging on Saturday. There are plenty of activities for the kids, from crafts to games, and adults can enjoy our local winery and brewery vendors. BBQ Fest on the Neuse has something for everyone!

Sponsor a Cook Team or Become an Event Sponsor

Sponsoring a cook team will get you complimentary event tickets, your name displayed at the cook team’s site, your name mentioned on the event website, and recognition on the stage Friday evening. BBQ Fest on the Neuse is also looking for sponsors for the event, and you can inquire on the website.

Become a Volunteer

Want to get involved? BBQ Fest on the Neuse is still looking for a number of volunteers to help the event run smoothly. Register here.

COVID Precautions

Masks and social distancing is encouraged, and the event is following guidelines recommended by the CDC.


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