Events Calendar

2018 BBQ Festival on the Neuse

Date: May 4, 2018 - May 5, 2018

Event Description Award winning festival in Downtown Kinston. Largest whole hog bbq cook-off in the Nation! Chopped BBQ, Beer, Wine, Arts and Crafts, Entertainment, and so much more!

Band on May 4, 2018 TBA on the main stage at 7:30
Movie TBA in the park at 8pm
Fireworks at 10:00pm

BBQ sales beginning at 11am until sold out (Usually sells out early!)
Battlefield tours at 2:00pm, Corn Hole Tournament at 10:30am, Mother Earth tours, Duck Race, Sauce Boss competition 1 pm -3 pm, Wine and Beer Gardens
​Bands: 3-4 Stages TBA

9:00 - 150 plus vendors, Farmers Market, Arts & Craft Market, 4-H KidsFest, Classic Car Show, Antique Tractor and Farm Equipment Show and hayride for the kids, Battlefield tours, Duck Race, Corn Hole Tournament,  Mother Earth Brewery Tours, Free admission day at the CSS Neuse Interpretive Center, Amusement rides (Wednesday thru Saturday),

And much more!

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 2, 2018
More information and schedule will be posted.
Contact Information
Jan Parson
No entry fee
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