North Carolina Barbecue Experience Still On Despite Rain

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Despite the impending rain and wind, we are pleased barbecue will still have a place during this weekend’s Wide Open Bluegrass Festival. Our well-anticipated Barbecue Experience Dinners on Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3 will still take place.

Festival attendees can enjoy North Carolina barbecue at its best in the Raleigh Convention Center, Ballroom B from 5:00pm-9:00pm both nights. Get details on both dinners and buy tickets below. 


For the second year, the sights and smells of barbecue will engulf downtown Raleigh during the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Wide Open Bluegrass Festival. With events Friday night and Saturday evening, you’ll have the opportunity to experience NC’s rich barbecue tradition in all its glory, all in one weekend.

Friday, October 2, Dinner:
Back for the second year, Chef Matthew Register of Garland, NC’s Southern Smoke BBQ, will be preparing a barbecue feast on Friday night. Using North Carolina’s Heritage Farms pork, Chef Register’s barbecue plate will include his oak wood smoked pork and Southern staple sides. Don’t miss the opportunity to try his two signature sauces, Sweet Grace and Two Brothers. [Buy Tickets Now]

Saturday, October 3, Dinner:
Linwood Parker and White Swan of Smithfield are back for the second year with the traditional eastern North Carolina barbecue, coleslaw, hushpuppies and banana pudding. Voted one of the top 25 barbecue restaurants in the southeast, White Swan and Linwood Parker will provide an eating experience you don’t want to miss. [Buy Tickets Now]