What began as a trial event with a few area BBQ competitors has turned into an annual tasting and listening bonanza. On Saturday, October 12, that “bonanza” returns, bigger and better than ever, at Oak City Brewing Company’s BBQ and Bluegrass Festival, “Oak and Smoke.”
This years’ BBQ and Bluegrass Festival will be the 4th annual Oak and Smoke event held at the Knightdale brewery. Located adjacent to Knightdale Station Park at 616 North First Avenue in Knightdale, Oak City Brewing is Knightdale’s first craft brewery. This years’ BBQ and Bluegrass festival begins at 12:00 p.m. and runs until 8:00 p.m.
You be the Judge: “Pigging Out” Times Two at 2019 Oak and Smoke
The portion of the BBQ and Bluegrass Festival that puts the “Smoke” in “Oak and Smoke” is the annual BBQ cookoff. For the very first time in the event’s four-year history, there will be two separate BBQ competitions. The best part of the BBQ cookoff though is the judging, which is done by YOU!
Each “cookoff” will consist of 10 competitors, with the first round of “smoking” featuring pork loin. The second competition will also have up to 10 competitors making delicious pulled pork to be judged by those in attendance. Up to 250 free samples in each of these categories will be given out and winners are announced two hours after this.
“Oak and Smoke” BBQ and Bluegrass Festival “Cookoff” Schedule
- 1:00 p.m.– Pork Loin BBQ Cookoff Sample Tickets Passed Out
- 3:00 p.m.– Pork Loin BBQ Cookoff Winner Announced
- 5:00 p.m.– Pulled Pork BBQ Cookoff Sample Tickets Passed Out
- 7:00 p.m.– Pork Loin BBQ Cookoff Winner Announced
From “Smokin'” to “Pickin'”: A Day of Great Eats and Catchy Beats
On top of the delicious BBQ, there is also some “tasty” music for all to enjoy on October 12 at Oak City Brewing Co. You are welcomed to bring a blanket or chairs to sit on the lawn, as you enjoy the sweet, bluegrass sounds of some of the most talented musicians in the area.
The music starts at noon, and just in case anyone throughout the days’ events gets hungry, there will also be several food trucks on hand as well.
“Oak and Smoke” BBQ and Bluegrass Festival Music Schedule
- 12:00-2:00 p.m.– Into the Fog
- 2:30- 4:30 p.m. – Cumberland County Line Bluegrass
- 5:00- 7:00 p.m.– Buckshot Betty
“Oak and Smoke” BBQ and Bluegrass Festival Food Truck Lineup and Schedule
- 12:00-8:00 p.m– BBQ Proper
- 12:00-8:00 p.m– Not Just Icing, Inc.
- 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.– Wandering Moose
In addition to all of these great events, of course Oak City Brewing Company will be serving an impressive array of brews throughout the event. With over 20 different brews to choose from, the indoor Tap House and the outdoor Brew House are serving all day.
The Oak City Brewing Company has many great events much like the Oak and Smoke Festival throughout the calendar year. Being located literaly “on top” of the Knightdale Station new home community, it is a perfect spot to enjoy friends and fun close to home.
For more information on upcoming events at Oak City Brewing Co., visit their website here. Likewise, for all the latest on events at Knightdale Station go to knightdalestation.com.