Thursday June 20 , 2013
BBQ Capital Cook-off
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In a city renowned for its heritage of slow cooking pork shoulders over hickory wood that is known world wide 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 competing 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. The 2013 competition brought 77 teams, the addition of the Smithfield Rib Series, and the Old North State Series.
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 eateries.
Don’t forget you’ll be in the heart of Lexington, North Carolina and can visit our 19 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.
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What happened during the 2013 event?
Great Eats! Sample North Carolina's mouthwatering barbecue from vendors who are also competing!
Join us in uptown Lexington on Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, 2014
2014 Contest Information and Forms
Old North State Series
Beginning in 2013, the BBQ Capital Cook-off is part of the new Old North State Series, which will consist of four KCBS-sanctioned BBQ competition events across North Carolina including Kings Mountain, Lexington, Kannapolis and Salisbury.
Championship BBQ teams competing in these events will be vying to accumulate points to earn the honor of the 2013 Old North State Series Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion. Winners will receive a prize purse of $3,500 and $1,500 respectively. The group is currently working to secure sponsorships for prizes for 3rd - 5th place.
There is No Fee to enter. We understand prior commitments or unexpected emergencies may prevent teams from participating in all four events, so while paticipation in all four events is advantageous and strongly encouraged, it is NOT required. The lowest event overall score will be thrown out. If you do not compete in an event your team score will be considered "0". The team with the highest three cummulative points total from the four events will be crowned the Old North State Series Grand Champion.
The Old North State Series Scoring:
Prize money and awards handout at the Biker, Blues and BBQ Classic in Salisbury, NC on September 20-21, 2013.
Information about the 2012 event!