Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina has long been associated with special events since its opening in 1997. The full service resort has hosted events such as Charleston Race Week, Fishing for Miracles, and Charleston Wine & Food Festival. Having worked with so many great organizations, on so many wonderful events, Charleston Harbor Resort is now taking on the world of competition BBQ.
The First Annual “Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown” hosted by Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina will be a Southern BBQ Network (SBN) sanctioned event. It will feature two days of barbeque competition within a large competitor and vendor village centered around the majestic Lookout Pavilion. There will be numerous options for food and refreshments, live music performances, and provide an overall family friendly, casual, and fun atmosphere.
Competition categories include pork butts, pork ribs (spare ribs or baby back ribs only), and chicken wings. The chicken wings contest will be held on the evening of Friday, November 16. Pork butts and ribs entries will be turned-in on the morning of Saturday, November 17. Teams must compete in all categories to be eligible for Grand Champion or Reserve Grand Champion Awards. Teams are also required to compete in the chicken wing contest. Cook sites and vendor village will be located at The Lookout Pavilion at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina will also be partnering with the Lowcountry Food Bank to host a food drive during the two days of barbecue competition. Patrons will be encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and receive $5.00 off admission.