...a great festival, but over for another year. Save the dates for next year - July 15 & 16, 2016

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 4th annual  Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival in Downtown Spruce Pine, North Carolina on July 17 & 18, 2015.

Admission to the Festival is:
 (There is a nominal charge for admission to the Music Area.  Music Tickets may be bought at the Festival or in Advance.  We also 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, 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 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.

Note: 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 go toward supporting local and international
Rotary club projects. For more information on Rotary and it's supported charities: