About the event

Butts and Beans BBQ Challenge is the fourth annual fundraising event with proceeds being given to the Catawba County EMS Hardship Fund Inc. This years event will be held September 26 and 27, 2014 at The Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds. We are 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 bigger than ever.

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Event Location

Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds
1 American Legion Ave
Newton, NC 28658

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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

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Friday, September 26, 2014
8am- 4pm Team Check In
10am-4pm Meat Inpection
5pm- Cook's Meeting
7pm- Anything Butt Contest Judging
7pm Blue Grass Acoustic Session
11pm- Quiet time

Saturday September 27, 2014
7am Craft Area Setup
9am- Gates Open for public
10:15am- 10:30am Judges Check in
Noon- BBQ Judging begins
Noon- 1:30pm Sigmon Stringers Main Stage
2:00-3:30 Crosswinds Band featuring Roni Stoneman- Main Stage
3:30- 5:00 SOCO Creek
4:30pm Awards cermony
5:00 Live Auction begins

More to come!!!