24th Annual Smoke on the Water

October 21 - 22, 2022 Waterfront Washington


  1. David Grandy
  2. Wesley Bowers
  3. Chris Fineran
  4. Tricia Harrison

Noon Rotary Club in Washington, NC will host the 24th Annual Smoke on the Water BBQ and Chili Contest on October 22nd. Festivities will take place along the beautiful Pamlico River, in downtown Washington, North Carolina.  Some of the best pig cookers from across the state participate making this contest one of the best! This year there will be two separate contests, one for gas cookers and the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP for traditional cooking with wood or charcoal. Cookers arrive on Friday and cook all night to deliver the best pig possible which will be judged beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday. After judging, the pigs (donated by Smithfield) are brought to a tent, chopped and then sandwiches are sold to the public. Smoke on the Water attracts travelers from all across the state because of its scenic location. An estimated 25-30,000 people will visit the little town of Washington that weekend.

Barbecue contestants will roll in and be in place by 5 p.m. on Friday evening for the Chief Cooks Meeting and Showmanship Judging.

For more information, visit on line at https://smokeonthewater.info/ or call 252-944-6136.

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Pam Anderson