2024 Carolina BBQ Festival Recap & Review

What do you get when you combine some of the best pitmasters in the Carolinas with great charities and great music and then drop it right in the middle of Uptown Charlotte? The 2024 Carolina BBQ Festival barbecue blast that brought 1,800 people to the Queen City over two nights and tickled the tastebuds with some smoked meat delights that you won’t ever find in one place together.

Listen to this episode of The Low & Slow Barbecue Show for all the details about what the 2024 Carolina BBQ Festival pitmasters served and some exciting news about the festival’s future (hint: save the date for April 5, 2025 – and other things are brewing for another May 2024 date).

Host Chigger Willard also highlights more news from the barbecue beat and upcoming festival events you don’t want to miss.

Check out the complete stories from participating 2024 Carolina BBQ Festival pitmasters using the links below: 

  1. Carolina BBQ Festival Founder Lewis “Sweet Lew” Donald: listen here. 
  2. City Limits Barbecue Pitmaster Robbie Robinson: listen here.
  3. Resident Culture Brewing Pitmaster Edmar Simoes: listen here. 
  4. Lawrence Barbecue Founder Jake Wood: listen here.
  5.  Easton Barbecue Co. Pitmaster Joel Easton: listen here
  6. Master Blend Family Farms President Ronald Simmons: listen here.
  7.  Shepard Barbecue Pitmaster Brandon Shepard: listen here.
  8. Fork Grove BBQ Pitmaster Dylan Cooke: listen here.
  9. Black Powder Smokehouse Pitmaster Keith Henning: listen here.
  10. Operation BBQ Relief co-founder Stan Hays: listen here.  
  11. Southern Smoke BBQ and South Catering Pitmaster Matthew Register: listen here. 
  12. County Smoak and County Sunrise Owner Operators Kenn and Jess Hess: listen here.
  13. Holy City Hogs Cater-tainment Ringmaster Tank Jackson: listen here.   

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