For the second year in a row, some of the most talented Pitmasters from the Carolinas and beyond are coming together to BBQ for a cause. Back at Camp North End, the Carolina BBQ Festival won’t just be delicious BBQ, but live music, vendors, cocktails, beer and more.

This festival will bring people together by showcasing whole hog, the Southeast’s BBQ’s rich traditions, varying cooking styles and diverse community. In addition to the whole hog, the festival will include chicken, brisket, ribs, Lexington chopped pork, hash and rice and more. The goal is to raise funds for local and national charities that support and feed communities. The festival will support My Heal Charlotte, Piedmont Culinary Guild, Operation BBQ Relief, Firebox Initiative and World Central Kitchen.

The 2023 Pitmaster lineup includes the following:
Matthew Register | Southern Smoke BBQ
Bryan Furman | Bryan Furman BBQ

Nathan Monk | Lexington BBQ
Elliott Moss
Brandon Shepard | Shepard BBQ
Lewis Donald | Sweet Lew’s BBQ
Tank Jackson | Holy City Hogs
Jake Wood | Lawrence Barbecue
Ronald Simmions | Master Blend Family Farms
Keith Henning | Black Powder Smokehouse
Michael Letchworth | Sam Jones BBQ
Garren Kirkman | Jon G’s Barbecue
Ken & Jess Hess | County Smoak
Tay Nelson | Bobby’s BBQ

Get your tickets online! 

  • May 7
  • 2nd Annual Carolina BBQ Fest
  • $75