march, 2018

03mar10:00 am5:00 pm7th Annual Step Up For Soldiers Backyard BBQ Cook-off


Event Details

On Saturday March 3rd 2018, between 25 and 30 teams will use their secret sauces, rubs, marinades and lucky tongs to battle for first place and people’s choice awards as they participate in the annual fundraiser benefitting Step Up For Soldiers.

All teams will be provided with the same meats and compete under the same conditions and rules designed to give even the team with a good ole Coleman charcoal grill a chance at first place and braggin’ rights!

The location will remain at the lake in Carolina Beach at the junction of Lake Park Boulevard and Atlanta Avenue. All are welcome and admission is FREE!

Beaches and Boots will be dancing to the tunes of up and coming local talent Feebs, The Cut and Idlewild South – The Allman Bros. tribute band. Arts and crafts vendors will be on-site and additional food and beverages will be available for purchase. Gates open at 10:00 AM, BBQ tasting starts at 11 am – 1 pm while supplies last. Awards ceremony at 1:00 PM.

Come out and enjoy the day sampling great tasting BBQ, listening to fantastic music and strolling around the lake to check out the wares of our arts and crafts vendors. All proceeds benefit Step Up for Soldiers and their efforts to help our veterans here locally in the Wilmington NC area.

Interested in competing, sponsoring or attending as a vendor please visit contact Bobby McConville at 910 279 2782 and

Interested in volunteering, visit the volunteer link on the event page or email Laura at 516 244 9163


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Carolina Beach Lake Park

South Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach, NC

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