The “Kings of Q” BBQ Cook-off has been declared a North Carolina State Barbecue Championship by the governor and is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS), the world's largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts with over 20,000 members worldwide.
Competitors and KCBS judges from across the nation will come to Ayden to compete and judge in the categories of chicken, pork ribs, pork shoulder, and beef brisket, for $10,000 in cash and prizes awarded Saturday afternoon.
The festival is a family friendly event with nightly entertainment on the main stage, amusement rides and games, food vendors, commercial booths, and arts and crafts. The Cook-off and Festival will increase tourism for not only Ayden, but the surrounding communities and will have a positive economic impact with the potential of drawing more than 8,000 visitors to the area.
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