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The Blue Ridge Barbecue Festival

The Blue Ridge Barbecue Festival

From humblebeginnings in 1994, the Blue Ridge Barbecue Festival has grown into thebiggest annual event in Polk County, one of the most popular festivalsin Western North Carolina, and one of the premier barbecue events inthe nation.Around Polk County, the festival is known simply as “The Barbecue,” asin, “Are you going to The Barbecue this year?” The festival bringstogether thousands of Polk Countians who join together to throw anannual party for their regional neighbors.

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