Pinehurst Barbecue Festival

September 3 - 5, 2021

Debuting Labor Day Weekend 2021, The Pinehurst Barbecue Festival celebrates “All Things Barbecue” in North Carolina. From Eastern North Carolina vinegar to Western North Carolina tomato, we’ll have all of your favorites during this unique festival!

The Pinehurst Barbecue Festival, presented by Pinehurst Resort, US Foods and Business North Carolina magazine, is a “Celebration of Taste and Tradition” featuring award-winning Pitmasters in one of the most picturesque settings in all of North Carolina.

The inaugural three-day event, staged in and around the historic Village of Pinehurst from September 3-5, 2021, offers a unique culinary sampling experience of various barbecue meats and traditional sides.


Pinehurst Resort is proud to be the host resort for the inaugural Pinehurst Barbecue Festival. Special weekend package rates are available that include lodging, breakfast, and event tickets.

The package includes 3-Nights accommodations at The Carolina Hotel, The Holly Inn or The Manor, breakfast daily, and tickets for each of the Pinehurst Barbecue Festival’s four main events: Music on Magnolia, Q-School Grilling Classes, Bourbon & Bites and The Ed Mitchell Pitmaster Invitational.