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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 3rd annual  Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival in Downtown Spruce Pine, North Carolina on July 18 & 19, 2014.
 
The event features a sanctioned professional BBQ competition, live bluegrass, award winning mouth watering BBQ from multiple vendors, jamming stage, a cornhole tournament, 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 Spruce Pine Main Street and 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.
 
 Most of the performers are booked and the schedule is nearly complete. Go to the Bluegrass Festival pages for all the details.