Events Calendar

2017 BBQ Festival on the Neuse

Date: May 5, 2017 - May 6, 2017

Event Description Award winning festival in Downtown Kinston. Largest whole hog bbq cook-off in the Nation! BBQ, Beer, Wine, Arts and Crafts, Entertainment, and so much more!
Burgers & Brew Friday sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce 5pm
Supersonic on the main stage at 7:30
Movie Sing in the park at 8pm
Fireworks at 9:30pm

Saturday;
BBQ sales beginning at 11am until sold out
Battlefield tours at 2:00pm, Corn Hole Tournament at 10:30am, Mother Earth tours, duck race, Sauce Boss and Southern Sides competitions 2pm-4pm
​Bands: McKenzies Mill at 10am, Jackie Lee at 2pm and Mikele Buck Band 4pm, Farmers Market open at 9:00, arts & craft Market, 4-H KidsFest


Event Location Downtown area from the 100 to 400 blocks of Herritage Street, Caswell, Gordon and Blount Streets from Queen Street to Mitchell Street.
Date/Time Information Pre festival events begin May 3, 2017
More information and schedule will be posted.
Contact Information
Jan Parson
Fees/Admission
No entry fee
Set a Reminder
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before the event.



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