4th Annual BBQ Capital Cook-off

BBQ Cook-off 2014 web logo featured 9April 25-26, 2014:
BBQ Capital Cook-Off
Friday 6pm-10pm
Saturday 9:30am-8pm
Historic Uptown Lexington
207 East 3rd Avenue

In a city renowned for its heritage of slow cooking pork shoulders over hickory wood that is known worldwide as Lexington-style barbecue, it seems logical that a barbecue cook-off would take place on our streets!
Experience the excitement of international teams competing in Lexington’s acclaimed BBQ Capital Cook-off.   The competition – with a prize purse of $15,900 – is fierce and fun for everyone.  Our 2011 event brought 54 competitive teams and over 75 judges from across the United States. The 2012 event brought 55 teams, over 25,000 people and taping of the season finalie of the national television show, Pitmasters.

Come Friday night at 6 pm to watch things get started, and stay over through Saturday to enjoy the final awards and all the entertainment.

While the teams serve up their best ribs, chicken, brisket and pork at this KCBS sanctioned event, you can sample all sorts of other treats from local and regional barbecue eateries.

Don’t forget you’ll be in the heart of Lexington, North Carolina and can visit our 17 barbecue restaurants, where the renowned heritage of slow-cooking pork shoulders over hickory is still alive and well.

Then, of course, there are the unique shops within walking distance that bring the best of the past into the present – you’ll love the charm of their individuality.

And just minutes away by car are the national treasures of Childress Vineyards, The Bob Timberlake Gallery and the RCR Racing Museum.

Hosted by Uptown Lexington, Inc.  For more information call 336-249-0383 or visit www.UptownLexington.com.  BBQ Cook-off Entertainment


Chris Potts

March 26th, 2013

Thanks for all you do to breath life into our town with good friends bbq and music.

N Nolan

April 27th, 2013

Came from Carolina Beach to attend. Good show. Who were the winners will you also post a list of participants?


April 30th, 2013

Two Old Men and a Grill, came out on top out of 73 teams to be named the Grand Champion of the Third Annual BBQ Capital Cook-off. In addition to Two Old Men and a Grill being announced as the grand champion, the winners of six categories — sauce, dessert, chicken, ribs, pork and brisket — were recognized during an awards ceremony. First-place finishers were Holy Smoke BBQ of Ayden (sauce); Mighty Fine Swine of Greensboro (dessert); Smoke This of Hickory (chicken); Bayou Poker Smokers of Denver, N.C. (ribs); Wolf’s Revenge BBQ of Henrico, Va. (pork); and Pickin’ Porkers of Clemmons (brisket).


April 15th, 2014

Is there a time schedule for live entertainment??


April 21st, 2014

A link for the entertainment schedule has been added!


April 22nd, 2014

when are the wine tastings scheduled for?


April 22nd, 2014

Friday 6-9pm & Saturday noon-5pm.

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