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Run for the hills and escape the summer heat!
Come chill with the most sizzling BBQ competition teams in the southeast and the hottest bluegrass in the nation! Join us in the cool Blue Ridge Mountains for the 5th annual Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival in Spruce Pine, North Carolina on July 15 & 16, 2016.
Tickets may be bought at the Festival or in Advance online. (We will again have Full-Access Entertainment Passes with Premier Seating available!)
The event features a sanctioned professional BBQ competition, live bluegrass, award winning mouth watering BBQ from multiple vendors, the chance to sample true competition BBQ during the Tasters' Choice event, a jamming stage, championship clogging teams, artists & crafts vendors, BBQ equipment and supplies vendors, local food vendors, the Spruce Pine Skedaddle 5K and Fun Run, kids activities, and much, much more!
The Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival is hosted by the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine, and is sanctioned by the Southern BBQ Network.
Note: Due to health department regulations, pets are not allowed at the festival.
The Mitchell County Public Transportation Authority will be running continuous FREE shuttle service from locations in and around Spruce Pine for the festival. The FREE service will start 1 hour before opening time and continue until 1 hour after closing time both days of the Festival. FREE parking can be found by following the "Festival Parking" signs located at important intersections around town.
Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs for the performances.
Due to health department regulations, pets will not be allowed at the festival.
Please NO COOLERS or backpacks with beverages. Backpacks will be subject to search.
Sodas, bottled water, iced tea, lemonade, beer and other beverages are available for purchase from vendors who share their profits with Rotary.
Remember: all profits from the festival fund local and international Rotary club projects.
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