Butts and Beans BBQ Challenge & Festival

Butts and Beans BBQ Challenge & Festival

Butts and Beans BBQ Challenge is the fourth annual fundraising event with proceeds being given to the Catawba County Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Hardship Fund Inc. This years event will be held September 26 and 27, 2014 at The Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds.

Fun filled day of BBQ Challenge and live music with kids inflatables and raffles all day with live auction at 5pm. Craft vendors on site.


Live Music Featuring

Nashville’s Crosswinds Band

Soco Creek Live from Cherokee NC




This is a State Championship event. Last years event, even though non sanctioned, included 22 teams from around the region and included over 400 spectators. This year’s event promises to be bigger than ever.  



Grand Champion- $2000.00
Reserve Grand Champion- $1000.00
1st Place per category- $500.00
2nd Place per category- $400.00
3rd Place per category- $300.00
4th Place per category- $200.00
5th Place per category- $100.00



Friday, September 26, 2014
8am- 4pm Check in
10am-4pm Meat Inpection
4pm- Cook’s Meeting
7pm- Anything Butt Contest Judging
11pm- Quiet time

Saturday September 27, 2014
7am Craft Area Setup
9am- Gates Open for public
10am Opening Ceremony
10:15am- 10:30am Judges Check in
Noon- 1:30pm Judging begins
4:30pm Awards cermony


For more information, contact:  828.455.8914  or email at  buttsandbeans@gmail.com





Map of American Legion Ave, Newton, NC 28658

Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds

1  American Legion Ave, Newton NC



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