Schedule of Events

Friday & Saturday, October 13-14, 2017

  • 10th annual Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down (Competition)
  • Includes: People Choice
  • A 3-hour historic tour of Rocky Mount as we celebrate 150 years!
    Oct. 13, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Participants to leave from the Station Square parking lot.
    Pre-register by e-mailing or calling 252-972-1319.

Friday, October 13th (5:00 pm – 8:30 pm)

  • BBQ Kick Off Party (Train Station Lawn) 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Who’s Bad Michael Jackson tribute band 6:00 pm (Train Station Lawn) sponsored by Rocky Mount Public Utilities in celebration of Public Power and Natural Gas Week!

Saturday, October 14th (10:30 am – 6 pm)

  • Food Vendors, Commercial Vendors, Exhibitors, Live Music, Beer Garden and more!
  • Hogs & Hot Rod’s Cruise-In on S. Church Street; registration 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, People’s Choice voting from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, winner to be announced at 4:30 pm
  • 3rd annual Eastern Carolina Home Brewing Competition Judging starts at 11:30, winner to be announced at 4:30
  • RMPU will have FREE family activities on the corner of Hammond St. and S. Church St., including:
    • Plinko: You could win $100 off your utility bill!
    • Electric and Natural Gas demonstrations
    • Kids activities, including pole-climbing and an 811 Dig
    • Prizes and giveaways
    • Raffle drawings
    • FREE CFL to the first 100 visitors (The limit is one bulb per household while supplies last. You must be 18 years or older)

Main Stage Entertainment:

People’s Choice tasting and voting for the BBQ Throw Down will begin at 1:15 pm. BBQ bucks can be purchased on the day of the event beginning at 12:00 pm.

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