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FREE-Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship

ATTENTION:I will be at the Corner of Trade and Tryon at 7 near the music stage.  I will be wearing a Hawaiian Lei for ease of recognition.  I will wait there for 15 minutes.  Otherwise, try and make plans with the others signed up to meet.  

JOIN GOOD EATS AND MEETS FOR THE SOUTHEAST’S LARGEST SANCTIONED BBQ COMPETITION...THE Q-CITY BBQ COMPETITION IS BACK AND BACK IN UPTOWN!

Join us in Uptown Charlotte for the 11th Annual Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship and festival taking place October 18 & 19. Professional and Challenger teams will fire up the grills and submit their best entries for the judges to choose their favorites! Pro teams will compete for a chance to win up to $35,000 in prize money and a spot to represent the Southeast and the Q-City at the Memphis in May Championship in 2014. local Challenger teams will be smoking and grilling throughout the weekend for cash prizes. (EVERY YEAR WE HAVE SEVERAL GEAM MEMBERS THAT ARE COMPETING AND WILL SHARE THAT INFO ONE I GET IT)

The Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship will be two days of beer drinking, pork eating and shaking your pig tail to the rockin’ sounds of Vintage Trouble, Tinsley Ellis, Jonathan Tyler and The Soul Rebels.

Proclaimed by our Governor as the State of North Carolina’s Official Memphis BBQ Network Championship Cook-Off!


YOU’VE GOT QUESTIONS, WE’VE GOT ANSWERS!EVENT HOURS

Friday, October 18 & Saturday, October 19
11:00 am – 11:00 pm

EVENT LOCATION

The Festival site is located on South Tryon between Trade and Stonewall.
For general directions please use
100 South Tryon street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Click here for a site map

CONTACT INFORMATION

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THE CHARLOTTE B-CYCLE WELCOME STATION

Start your day at Charlotte B Cycle Welcome Center and get the answers you need to make your experience the best. Pick up a complete updated schedule of events. This makes a great spot to meet your friends and family to plan your experience. The Charlotte B Cycle Welcome Center is located at the corner of 3rd and South Tryon Streets. If you ride your bicycle to the Festival, this location will be setup to lock your bike while you enjoy your day.

ADMISSION

General admission to the Q City Charlotte BBQ Championship is FREE. However, tickets or tokens will be required to participate in a variety of special activities including the People’s Choice Tasting Arena and the Carolina Brew Challenge at the Epicentre. Click here for more information.

WEATHER

The Q-City BBQ Championship is a rain or shine event. Programming takes place regardless of weather conditions, though it is subject to change. Please remember to check the forecast and wear layered clothing.

BE PREPARED TO WALK

Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking. The Q-City BBQ footprint stretches over a large area of Uptown and it is important that you and your family stay comfortable while enjoying the event’s sights.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

All official Q-City Charlotte BBQ venues are accessible to individuals who use wheelchairs.

RULES

For a safe and memorable event, please leave the following items at home:

BackpacksALL beverages, including alcoholCoolers/Outside FoodCans or glass bottlesContrabandBicycles are encouraged but not allowed within the festival footprint. You may lock your bike at the Charlotte B Cycle Welcome station.SkateboardsIn-line skatesPets (seeing eye dogs or dogs specifically trained to assist the impaired are allowed)PARKING

The EPICENTRE Uptown is the Official Parking Partner of the Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship. Click here for a map and directions.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department will be on hand to ensure your safety. Call 911 for medical emergencies.

QUESTIONS

Should you have any questions while attending The Q-City BBQ Championship, please feel free to ask one of the many information volunteers who will be happy to answer any of your questions.

SOME IMPORTANT DETAILS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU ATTENDThis is a competition. Local health regulations prohibit teams from serving barbecue to the general public. There are barbecue vendors, as well as other food vendors that can sell to the public.The official opportunity to taste the competition Q is located in the People’s Choice Tasting Arena on Saturday, Ocotober 19th from 2p – 4p.All packages and purses are subject to inspection.Picture I.D.’s will be required from everyone purchasing alcohol.All food must be purchased with cash. ATM’s are available within the Festival site for your convenience.We welcome out-of-town visitors. Please let our volunteers know you are a visitor and they will explain all of the fun at hand.Q-CITY CHARLOTTE BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP GOES GREEN!

The Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship is committed to sustaining its ongoing greening efforts. In addition to recycling cardboard, aluminum, plastic and cooking oil, we REQUIRE our vendors to use recyclable or biodegradable food service items. We also provide our competing teams with all biodegradable disposable items (forks, knives, spoons and clamshell boxes) for their plated entries.

We will continue to GO GREEN! During Ti The Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship and will look to its staff, volunteers, vendors, competing teams and attendees to make 2013 the greenest event yet!

http://charlottebbqfestival.com/


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Donice & I are here. [masked]
    Where is everyone?

    October 18, 2013

  • GoodEatsGuru-Richard G.

    I am here by the discs.

    October 18, 2013

    • Toy

      Are you guys still here

      October 18, 2013

    • GoodEatsGuru-Richard G.

      I just left. Have a movie date with my daughter. Sorry we missed you

      October 18, 2013

  • Toy

    Is anyone going around 8 pm

    October 18, 2013

  • GoodEatsGuru-Richard G.

    ATTENTION:I will be at the Corner of Trade and Tryon at 7 near the music stage. I will be wearing a Hawaiian Lei for ease of recognition. I will wait there for 15 minutes. Otherwise, try and make plans with the others signed up to meet.

    October 18, 2013

    • Toy

      Will you have your Lei on all night we won't be there until 8pm

      October 18, 2013

  • Dean W.

    This will be my first outing, can someone take me under their wing and show me the ropes?

    1 · October 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dean! I need a wing as well. Sylvia[masked] are u going in Friday or Saturday?

      October 18, 2013

    • GoodEatsGuru-Richard G.

      Love this! That is what I am talking about

      October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we meeting as a group?

    October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Last minute, change of plans will try to attend ..

    October 17, 2013

  • Rachelle S.

    Out of town for aunt's funeral

    October 17, 2013

  • Toy

    First time attending

    October 17, 2013

  • Michelle J.

    My husband and I are feom Boston, Ma..and we LOVE to eat...He especially loves BBQ Pork...looking forward to this event

    October 2, 2013

  • covington102.lc@gmail.com

    Looking forward to it!

    September 3, 2013

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