2014 Dates Announced for Uptown Charlotte’s 12th Annual Q-City Charlotte BBQ ChampionshipAugust 13, 2014 11:01 am
Event registration for pro and amateur teams opens Wednesday, August 13
Friday & Saturday, October 17 & 18, 2014
11am-9pm (both days)
Charlotte’s 12th annual BBQ championship and festival will return to Uptown Charlotte on Oct. 17-18. For the first time this year, the Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship will be sanctioned by the North Carolina BBQ Association (NCBBQA), a new sanctioning body specifically focused on the craft of North Carolina-style barbecue. The competition will be judged by both NCBBQA-sanctioned judges and by interested fans as part of the “People’s Choice” tasting.
Teams (both amateur and pro) are invited to register to compete in the Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship. Registration for BBQ competition teams will open TODAY, Wednesday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m. To register, visit charlottebbqfestival.com and click on “COMPETITIONS” – registration will be open at 10:30am.
The goal of the NCBBQA, which was formed in 2013, is to educate the public in the development of authentic barbecue knowledge through cooking classes, barbecue judging, promotional events, & barbecue cooking contests. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in preserving the age-old tradition of North Carolina barbecue. The Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship will be the first professional BBQ competition to be sanctioned by the NCBBQA.
One new element in this year’s competition will be the “Smokin’ Ed’s PuckerButt Pepper Alley,” which will feature a roster of dozens of hot sauce products by hot sauce connoisseurs nationwide.
Fans will enjoy great food, live music, BBQ demonstrations and competitions. Cost of admission? It’s all free. More information is available at charlottebbqfestival.com.
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