he 7th Annual “Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown” hosted by Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina will be a fully sanctioned national event with the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). This State Championship will feature two days of barbeque competition within a large competitor and vendor village centered around The Lookout Pavilion. Public sampling of chicken wings and pork butts will be available for purchase, along with numerous options for food and refreshments. Enjoy live music performances and cooking demonstrations all within a family friendly, casual and fun atmosphere.
Competition categories include Chicken Wings, Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork, and Beef Brisket. The chicken wings contest will be held on the evening of Friday, November 16th. Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork, and Beef Brisket, entries will be turned in Saturday, November 17th. Teams must compete in all of Saturday’s categories to be eligible for Grand Champion or Reserve Grand Champion Awards.
Teams are also required to compete in the People’s Choice Wings and KCBS Chicken Wings contests Friday night and the BBQ for the Public on Saturday.
Cook sites and vendor village will be located at the Lookout Pavilion at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.
Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina will also a Food Drive benefiting the Lowcountry Food Bank during the two days of barbeque competition. Patrons will be encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and receive $5.00 off admission.