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October 12th, 2019


1323 Capital Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27603


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

ReadY 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 including the Cody Daniels Band and Night Shift. We’ll have local artisans from The Raleigh Night Market selling handmade crafts, art, and food. 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.

Band Lineup:

12:00PM-2:30PM - The Cody Daniel Band

3:00PM-6:00PM - Night Shift


Interested in being a vendor?

Sign up with the Raleigh Night Market and join us!
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The Carolina Cavalry needs you!

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UP TO $1,000 grand prize and
Sir Walter's coveted Golden Pig TROPHY.

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