2014 - Redneck Scientific
2013 - Fatbacks BBQ
& Rib Shack
2012 - Sauced! BBQ
2011 - Beer Meets Grill
2010 - Grog N Hogs
2009 - Iron Pig BBQ
2008 - Screamin Nite

Parks & Recreation

October 7 & 8, 2016 in Downtown Rocky Mount - FREE to the Public!

Friday, Oct. 7, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

In front of the Helen P. Gay Historic Rocky Mount Train Station, 101 Coastline Street in Downtown Rocky Mount.

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 8, using the blind judging technique. The cookoff will be held on October 7 & 8 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."

Dennis Daniels
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!!!"

Nelson Colwell
Old Dominion Smokehouse
Chesapeake, Virginia

Rocky Mount Parks & Recreation
Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down
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!

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