It’s BACK!!! With the previous year in the rearview mirror and the cancellation of the planned 5th annual Knightdale Oak and Smoke Festival, many were left to wonder about the event’s future. But Knightdale’s first craft brewery, located adjacent to the Knightdale Station’s new home community, Oak City Brewing Company, has announced and is bringing the community’s favorite gathering of BBQ, Bluegrass, and Brews back; for a fifth installment!
The ‘Shrine of Swine” at Knightdale Oak and Smoke Festival
This year, the return of the Knightdale Oak and Smoke Festival will take place on Saturday, October 9, from noon until 8:00 p.m. This years’ event, our friends at Oak City Brewing Company team up with the Redneck BBQ Lab to deliver what they have planned to be a “beer chugging, BBQ slinging, and banjo picking good time.” On the official event page, they detail the tasty work of Redneck BBQ Lab and their delicious brand of smokey goodness as follows.
“For all you pulled pork lovers out there, the ‘shrine of swine’ will be on full display during the entire event. That’s right; the entire field will be fill with smoke and sweet smells of sizzling pork that will be sure to leave you drooling.”
You can purchase tickets in advance for the out-of-this-world pulled pork sandwiches from the whole hog that will undoubtedly go fast. They will serve sandwiches in intervals on the lawn throughout the Knightdale Oak and Smoke Festival, between noon, 3:00, and 6:00. You must redeem the tickets purchased for the corresponding time frame in which you bought them for.
Redneck BBQ Lab BBQ and Oak City Brew Tickets
There will be two tickets you can purchase for the excellent Redneck BBQ Lab pork at the Knightdale Oak and Smoke Festival. The prices and comes with each are as follows:
- Regular ticket: $8 (6 oz. pulled pork sandwich with slaw and chips)
- VIP ticket: $14 (6 oz. pulled pork sandwich with slaw and chips, one cold brew, an event koozie, specialty glass)
It’s Not All Smoke and BBQ at the Knightdale Oak and Smoke Festival
As hard as it is even to fathom, maybe you are not a fan of Redneck BBQ Lab and delicious, mouth-watering BBQ? In that case, never fear; there will still be plenty of great tastes on hand to enjoy other than the “smokey” variety. Obviously, the first and foremost provider of flavor and refreshment at the Knightdale Oak and Smoke Festival is Oak City Brewing Company and its delicious craft brews.
What you use those refreshing beverages to wash down, though, is your choice. Poblano’s Taco’s and More will be on hand with their popular Mexican fare, as well Fired Up Pizza & BBQ, if you want a slice or two. But, if it’s the sweets you desire, say no more, as Not Just Icing will also be at the Knightdale Oak and Smoke Festival, dishing out ice cream, cupcakes, and more.
From Pig Pickin’ to Finger Pickin’: Don’t Forget the Tunes
If there is more room you seek at the Knightdale Oak and Smoke Festival, there are tent spaces available, but they must be purchased. However, to enjoy the sweet strummin’ and quick pickin’ bluegrass sounds that have become synonymous with the Knightdale Oak and Smoke Festival, you may just want to stay on your feet and dance. If you do like a spot to relax those bones in between acts, it is encouraged to bring fold-out chairs or blankets to sit on.
The lineup for live music will be one that any familiar with local bluegrass enthusiast and will boast three different acts. The schedule for music at the Oak and Smoke Festival includes:
- Coddle Creek 12 – 2 PM
- Shannon Baker & Sometime Soon 3 – 5 PM
- The Hey Brothers 6 – 8 PM
In addition to all of these great events, of course, Oak City Brewing Company will be serving their always 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.
Throughout the calendar year, the Oak City Brewing Company has many significant events like the Oak and Smoke Festival. Being located literally “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 events at Knightdale Station, go to knightdalestation.com.