"Join the best Barbecue Chefs in North Carolina and beyond for the 3rd Annual SIR WALTER SMOKE-OFF!
Brought to you by The Great Raleigh Trolley
Read to try the best barbecue that North Carolina has to offer?
Join us outside R&D Brewing for a day of barbecue, music and cold beverages. Over a dozen professional BBQ Teams will compete for the coveted Sir Walter Smoke-Off Golden Pig Trophy and up to $1,000 in prize money. Best of all, we're raising toys, hurricane relief supplies and money for two of our favorite causes: the Capital City Clauses & The Carolina Cavalry.
Buy your tickets, then bring your picnic blankets and camping chairs, and we'll take care of the rest. Your Pork Passport will let you sample BBQ from each of our competitors while supplies last, and then cast your vote for the People's Choice. We'll have the best barbecue in North Carolina. We'll have live music from some of Raleigh's favorite local bands. We'll have plenty of cold beer from R&D, tasty bourbon and of course good wine. This is a family friendly event, and we'll have the KidZone set up for the little ones.
General Admission is also FREE when you bring $15 worth of non-perishable food items for the Eastern Food Bank North Carolina.
OR... General Admission is FREE when you bring an unused, unopened holiday gift for a kid age 0 to 12. The gift should have a value of at least $15. These items will be delivered to underprivileged children by the Capital City Clauses.
OR… you may purchase a General Admission ticket with a $5 donation to the Carolina Cavalry → scroll down to purchase tickets.
General Admission gets you access to the event and live entertainment.. Concessions may purchased on site.
Hungry? Enjoy North Carolina BBQ? Upgrade to the Pork Passport for $20 and receive tastings from our champion BBQ competition teams. Sample all the entries and vote for the best, as teams compete for up to $1,000 in the People’s Choice Award. Scroll down to purchase tickets.
For $45 you can get the Pork Passport plus unlimited drinks. This Champion Package is the ultimate experience → tickets purchased below.
12:00PM-2:15PM - TBA
2:30PM-3:45PM - TBA
4:00PM-6PM – TBA
We offer multiple packages. Pick the package for you, and come pork out!
The Champion Package
All drinks included*, smoke-off swag, pork passport allowing you to sample BBQ from each team, eligible to vote for the People's Choice Award, admission to the event, music, parking pass.
The Pork Passport Package
Pork passport allowing you to sample BBQ from each team, eligible to vote for the People's Choice Award, admission to the event, music, parking pass.
Admission to the event, music, parking pass. For free General Admission bring a toy of $15+ value to donate to the Capital City Clauses & The Wake County Salvation Army's Operation Christmas Cheer or $15+ of non-perishable canned goods to donate to the Carolina Cavalry for hurricane relief.
General Admission does not include food or drinks but they may be purchased on site
* We take responsible alcohol service seriously and reserve the right to stop alcohol service to any patron we deem overly intoxicated."