Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown

Friday, Nov.10 5pm - 9pm Saturday, Nov.11 1pm - 5pm

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The 6th Annual “Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown” hosted by Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina will be a fully sanctioned national event with the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). This State Championship will feature two days of BBQ competition all within a large competitor and vendor village centered around The Lookout Pavilion.

Public sampling of Chicken Wings on Friday night

Public Sampling of Pork Butts on Saturday

BBQ from the Charleston Harbor Resort will be available for purchase on Friday night, along with other food options and refreshments. Enjoy live music performances and cooking demonstrations all within a family friendly, casual and fun atmosphere. 

Competition categories include Chicken Wings, Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork, and Beef Brisket. The chicken wings contest will be held on the evening of Friday, November 10th. Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork, and Beef Brisket, entries will be turned in Saturday, November 11th. Teams must compete in all of Saturday’s categories to be eligible for Grand Champion or Reserve Grand Champion Awards.

General Admission $10 

Children 12 and under are FREE

Food & Beverage tickets are $1 each. Samples are 2 tickets for 2 wings or 2oz. portion

Public Sampling of Chicken Wings will be available Friday night

Public Sampling of Pork Butts will be availalbe Saturday 

BBQ, beers, spirits, soft drinks and water will be available at concessions

The Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina is located at 20 Patriots Point Drive, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 and is the home of: Party at the Point, Oysters at the Point, Bazaar at the Point, Bands, Burgers and Brews, Winterfest and Smoke on the Harbor.  Established in 1996, and last year welcomed a new luxury hotel, The Beach Club Charleston. 

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Hosted by: 


George Dickel

Kansas City BBQ Society 


The Beach Club Charleston

Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina


The Lookout Pavilion

20 Patriots Point Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464