2023 BBQ CookOff

!!!!! WINNERS !!!!!

1st Place Chicken- Porky Defense (Wilson, NC)

1st Place Ribs- Toots Smokin Coals (Greenville, NC)
1st Place Any- Up in Smoke BBQ (Vass, NC)

July 22, 2023
BBQ Competition & Festival

Location: Wilson Fairgrounds
Hours: 10AM - 6PM

We want the festival to be safe and a fun experience for everyone. We hope all of our contestants, vendors, and visitors have a great time. Check the website for updates, as we continue to add during the construction.

!!!! Contestants/Chefs !!!!

Location:  2331 US 301, Wilson, NC, 27893 

Categories: Chicken, Ribs, any other meat chef wants to enter. 

Cost: $100 per team

Setup Time: 8am – 10am Saturday if you are not remaining on the grounds on Friday.  See Rules & Regulations for more details. 

Setup Area: All setup materials are the responsibility of the cooking team unless otherwise noted in the Rules & Regulations. 

Judging will start at 2pm. After judging sampling will begin by the general public. 


Conviction BBQ

toot’s Smokin coals

Up In Smoke BBQ

Wilson Smokers


Richie Fulghum

The Slabmaster

Chillin n Grillin

BBQ & Beyond

Porky Defense

Unlimited Smokers


Bbq- Ribs

!!!! Vendors !!!!

Vendors sign up below

Cost: $50 Vendor Fee /$100 Food Truck Fee

Setup Time: 8am – 10am Saturday 

Setup Area: All setup materials are the responsibility of the vendor. 

Thanks to all sponsors!

Dell Joyner – Joyner Funeral Home

Erika Thomas – State Farm 

Mason Lee – Family First Insurance

 Fredrick Myles -Myles Healthcare

Catherine Andres -Farris & Farris

Dennis Winstead – Wilson Overhead Doors

Phyllis Crowder -Barnes Insurance

Lori Thomas – Farm Bureau

Lowes Home Improvement

Food Lion – Lipscomb Rd

Food Lion – Ward Blvd

Food Lion – Peppermill

Dale – Whites Tire Service

Chuck Finklea – State Farm