Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down

Applications

For Participants:

Cook Teams

View a list of this year’s cook teams here!

Directions

From Tarboro on Highway 64 West

  1. When you reach Rocky Mount, take EXIT 469 (Business 301).
  2. At bottom of exit ramp, take a right onto Church Street (or Business 301).
  3. At the 3rd traffic light the road changes to Franklin Street (Business 301).
  4. Travel 0.77 miles to Andrews St, turn left.
  5. Turn left onto S Church St.
  6. Turn right into Senior Center parking lot; Cook-off is across the street.

From Raleigh or Nashville on Highway 64 East

  1. Cross over Interstate 95, take EXIT 468B (Benvenue Rd/Peachtree St).
  2. At bottom of exit ramp, take a right onto Benvenue Road. (When you cross the Tar River Bridge, road turns into Peachtree Street.)
  3. At the 4th traffic light, take a right onto Franklin Street.
  4. Travel 0.77 miles to Andrews St, turn left.
  5. Turn left onto S Church St.
  6. Turn right into Senior Center parking lot; Cook-off is across the street.

Awards & Sponsorship

The Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down® is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) and their representatives will be present. The contest consists of four KCBS categories (chicken, pork ribs, pork & beef brisket) which are required entry in order to qualify for the Grand Championship. Prizes are also awarded in individual categories. Optional category is the People’s Choice. There is $20,000 in cash prizes with 53 opportunities to win.

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