2017 Pro Teams Entered

The WNC BBQ Festival will host up to 48 teams. Teams are encouraged to submit an application early. Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Teams are also encouraged to participate in the Friday night ancillary categories (Anything Butt Meat and Dessert/Wine & Swine events) and the People’s Choice Award on Saturday.


Required Categories:
Poultry (chicken), Pork Ribs, Boston Butt, Beef Brisket

Bald Hawg BBQ (Simpsonville, SC)
Bareknuckles BBQ (Oxford, GA)
Bayou Poker Smokers (Denver, NC)
Brass Monkey BBQ (Chicago, IL)
Brother-in-Law BBQ Team (Fletcher, NC)
Chairman of the Boar (Maryville, TN)
Charcoal & More (Sellersburg, IN)
Cochon 225 (Baton Rouge, LA)
Creekside Smokers NC (Hickory, NC)
Crimson Q (Cleveland, GA)
Dirty Ol’ Butt Slappers (Knoxville, TN)
Elite BBQ Smokers (Conway, SC)
Foothills BBQ Company (Hudson, NC)
Grillin’ Thyme (Winterville, NC)
Hamouflage (Pigeon Forge, TN)
Hawlin Buttz BBQ (Mt. Holly, NC)
Hickory Barbeque Company (Shelby, NC)
K & D Smokers (Oak Ridge, TN)
Killer B’s (Evans, GA)
Midnight Burn (Pisgah Forest, NC)
McAdoo Heights BBQ (Greensboro, NC)
Muttley Crew (Apex, NC)
Our Dogs Like It! (Morristown, TN)
Palmetto Pitmasters (Moore, SC)
Pop’s Smokehouse BBQ (Tignall, GA)
Pork County BBQ (Tryon, NC)
Pork – N – Bones (Caster, LA)
Porkylicious (Huntersville, NC)
Q-Factor (Johnson City, TN)
Rocky Top Barbeque (Jonesborough, TN)
Sauced! BBQ (Denver NC)
Serial Griller (Seaford, VA)
Skinny Rick’s BBQ (Candler, NC)
Slick Bones Nar-B-Que (Locust, NC )
Slow Smokin BBQ NC (Candler, NC)
Smoke On This (Lenoir City, TN)
Smoke This (Hickory, NC)
Smokin’ Suwanee Sweetmeats (Buford, GA)
Smokin’S’Wine (Asheville, NC)
Smoking Butt Heads (Wellford, SC)
Smoky Mountain Smokers BBQ (Sevierville, TN)
Swig-N-Pig (Williamston, SC)
The Smokehouse Mafia (Taylorsville, NC)
Trick’s Black Dog Q (Taylorsville, NC)
Twisted Pair BBQ (Raleigh, NC)
Uncle Butch BBQ (Corryton, TN)
Who Cares BBQ (Burnsville, NC)
Wolf’s Revenge BBQ (Henrico, VA)
Yerfdogs Barbecue (Okeechobee, FL)

Teams are encouraged to participate in the Optional Categories. Cash prizes and awards will be given at the Awards Ceremony.

ANYTHING BUTT CATEGORIES (Friday evening) – $150 each category
Midnight Burn (Meat)
Charcoal & More (Meat & Dessert)
Cochon 225 (Meat & Dessert)
Foothills BBQ Company (Meat)
Pork County BBQ (Meat & Dessert)
Bayou Poker Smokers (Meat & Dessert)
K & D Smokers (Dessert)
Palmetto Pitmasters (Meat and Dessert)
Creekside Smokers NC (Dessert)
Bald Hawg BBQ (Meat & Dessert)
Crimson Q (Dessert)
The Smokehouse Mafia (Dessert)
Yerfdogs Barbecue (Dessert)
Sauced! BBQ (Dessert)
Smokin’ Suwanee Sweetmeats (Meat & Dessert)
Skinny Rick’s BBQ (Dessert)
Uncle Butch BBQ (Dessert)
Dirty Ol’ Butt Slappers ¬†(Meat & Dessert)

WINE & SWINE (Friday evening ) Р$250
Mitch’s Sports Bar
Yerfdogs Barbecue
Brother-in-Law BBQ Team
Charcoal & More
Pork County BBQ
Angry Pig BBQ
Butts on the Creek Restaurant
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino

GOVERNOR’S AWARD (NC Teams Only) – Saturday – $250
Hickory Barbeque Company
Midnight Burn
Slow Smokin’ BBQ NC
Muttley Crew
Trick’s Black Dog Q
Foothills BBQ Company
Pork County BBQ
K & D Smokers
Smoke This
Meadoo Heights BBQ
The Smokehouse Mafia
Sauced! BBQ
Hawlin Byttz BBQ
Skinny Ricky’s BBQ
Grillin’ Thyme
Brother-in-Law BBQ Team
Creekside Smokers
Slick Bones Bar-B-Que

MAGGIE’S BEST (People’s Choice) Saturday after competition – $250
Hickory Barbeque Company
Trick’s Black Dog Q
Cochon 225
Foothills BBQ Company
Pork County BBQ
Bayou Poker Smokers
K & D Smokers
Our Dogs Like It!
McAdoo Heights BBQ
Smoke On This
Crimson Q
Creekside Smokers
Sauced! BBQ
Rocky Top Barbeque
Elite BBQ Smokers
Yerfdogs Barbecue
Brass Monkey BBQ
Chairman of the Boar
Hawlin Buttz BBQ
Smokin’ Suwanee Sweetmeats
Skinny Rick’s BBQ
Grillin’ Thyme
Uncle Butch BBQ
Brother-in-Law BBQ Team
Slick Bones Bar-B-Que


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