Currituck Bulls & BBQ Event

Competition Streaming Live Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines this event is presented via LIVE STREAM ONLY and is not open to the general public

Bulls &BBQ flyer for Saturday's event.On Saturday, November 7, get a closer look into the world of competitive barbecue, watch a virtual music performance from Elizabeth City,  North Carolina’s own “Out N’ The Cold,” and see who is crowned Grand Champion as barbecue cooking teams go head-to-head in this year’s annual Currituck Outer Banks Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) Competition.

Live Stream Details

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Those who have attended this event in the past (formerly the Currituck Heritage Festival) can tell you that the BBQ competition is serious business. This competition is one of 500 sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, a worldwide organization dedicated to promoting all things barbecue, from recipes to the proper way to cook.

34 teams, from as far as Alabama and New Jersey, are scheduled to compete in the event, with $11,500 in prize money and BBQ bragging rights on the line. The pitmasters and teams who come to the Currituck County Rural Center to compete have spent years perfecting their methods in grilling meats judged in four categories: chicken, pork ribs, pork, and brisket.

With restrictions on mass gatherings in place during Phase 3 of COVID recovery in North Carolina, the annual:

Craft Market,
and People’s Choice Tasting

have unfortunately been cancelled. It is our hope to resume these events for the 2021 festival.

The Currituck County Department of Travel and Tourism would like to thank these generous sponsors, who have continued to support this year’s event in the wake of these changes:

Gold Partner:  Brindley Beach Vacations & Sales
Silver Partner: Ciniva Creative & Digital Marketing Agency
Band Partner:  MediaOne
Cowboy Nod Partner:  Kilmarlic Golf Club
People’s Choice Partner:  TowneBank of Currituck
Custom Partners:  Hardee’s, Mancon Business and Industrial Supplies, and Dixie 105.7