charliefryesmokingLenoir, NC – As the leaves turn gold and the mountain air cools, the pit masters will don their aprons and start up their smokers on October 20th at the third annual Smoking in the Foothills Barbecue Competition and Festival. Going on October 20th and 21st in Historic Downtown Lenoir, North Carolina, the festival will feature live music, an exciting Cornhole Tournament, a Poker Run and tons of fun and barbecue for the entire family.

Teams will compete for the Grand Champion title at this world class Barbecue competition, sanctioned by The Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS). Two-time Grand Champion winners, Wolf’s Revenge, are back again this year. Will another champion rise up?

Smoking In The Foothills is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, committed to raising money for charitable organizations. All net proceeds will go to The Helping Hands Clinic and The Wig Bank of Caldwell County this year.

“Just trying to make our corner of the world a little bit better, one barbecue plate at a time.”

The event opens to the public at 5 PM and closes at 10:30 PM on Friday October 20th, and 10 AM to 10:30 PM on Saturday October 21st, in Downtown Lenoir.

For more information about the festival like a full schedule of events, visit their website at and follow them on Facebook at