Pinehurst Barbecue Festival: Aug. 30 - Sept. 1

The fourth annual Pinehurst Barbecue Festival is a Celebration of Taste and Tradition, featuring award-winning Pitmasters from across North Carolina in one of the most picturesque settings in the state.

Presented by US Foods, Carolina Co-Packing, Our State Magazine and Pinehurst Resort, the three-day festival, staged in the Village of Pinehurst, offers a unique culinary experience of various mouthwatering barbecue meats and traditional sides.

Pinehurst Barbecue Festival Events

Friday, August 30:

High On The Hog Gourmet

Pitmaster Dinner

Pinehurst Fair Barn

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Gourmet Barbecue, cocktails and good times hosted by the Food Network’s “Chopped” Champion Adam Hughes!


Saturday, August 31:

”Q”-School Grilling Class

Pinehurst Brewing Co.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Pinehurst’s golf courses have played host to many “Q Schools” over the years, but none quite like this one. Join in at the Pinehurst Brewing Company on Saturday for a crash course in grilling and barbecue.

Bourbon & Bites

North & South Bar, The Manor

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Discover the intricacies of fine whiskey with tasting of bourbons and paired appetizers, located inside the North & South Bar at The Manor on Saturday evening. Must be 21+ to purchase tickets for or attend this event. Each participant will receive a free cigar, compliments of Specialty Cigars.

Barbecue Reimagined

Sandhills Community College

6 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Presented by Sandhills Community College, Got To Be NC, the NC Department of Agriculture, Barbecue “Reimagined” features culinary and mixology Chef Ambassadors from the North Carolina Chef Showdown who will showcase NC protein, produce and products.


Sunday, September 1:

Christopher Prieto | Pitmaster Invitational

Village of Pinehurst

Early Admission: 11 a.m. (Early Entry Ticket Required)

Regular Admission: Noon

Event Ends: 5 p.m.

On Sunday, join legendary Pitmasters from around North Carolina for a sampling of meats including Whole Hog, Ribs, Brisket and Poultry, served with all of the fixins’. Barbecue vendors will be around the Village of Pinehurst for you to try their sauces and other products.


Information and photos via official Pinehurst Barbecue Festival website.

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