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EVENT HOURS

Friday, October 17 & Saturday, October 18
11:00 am – 9:00 pm

EVENT LOCATION

The Festival site is located on South Tryon between Trade and MLK Jr Blvd.
For general directions please use
100 South Tryon street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Click here for a map.

CONTACT INFORMATION

info@charlottecentercity.org
704-332-2227

THE CHARLOTTE B-CYCLE WELCOME STATION

Start your day at Charlotte B Cycle Welcome Center and get the answers you need to make your experience the best. Pick up a complete updated schedule of events. This makes a great spot to meet your friends and family to plan your experience. The Charlotte B Cycle Welcome Center is located at the corner of 3rd and South Tryon Streets. If you ride your bicycle to the Festival, this location will be setup to lock your bike while you enjoy your day.

ADMISSION

General admission to the Q City Charlotte BBQ Championship is FREE. However, tickets will be required to participate in a variety of special activities including the Carolina Brew Challenge at the Epicentre. Click here for more information.

WEATHER

The Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship is a rain or shine event. Programming takes place regardless of weather conditions, though it is subject to change. Please remember to check the forecast and wear layered clothing.

BE PREPARED TO WALK

Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking. The Q-City BBQ footprint stretches over a large area of Uptown and it is important that you and your family stay comfortable while enjoying the event’s sights.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

All official Q-City Charlotte BBQ venues are accessible to individuals who use wheelchairs.

RULES

For a safe and memorable event, please leave the following items at home:

  • Backpacks
  • ALL beverages, including alcohol
  • Coolers/Outside Food
  • Cans or glass bottles
  • Contraband
  • Bicycles are encouraged but not allowed within the festival footprint. You may lock your bike at the Charlotte B Cycle Welcome station.
  • Skateboards
  • In-line skates
  • Pets (seeing eye dogs or dogs specifically trained to assist the impaired are allowed)

PARKING

The EPICENTRE Uptown is the Official Parking Partner of the Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship. Click here for a map and directions.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department will be on hand to ensure your safety. Call 911 for medical emergencies.

QUESTIONS

Should you have any questions while attending The Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship, please feel free to ask one of the many information volunteers who will be happy to answer any of your questions.

SOME IMPORTANT DETAILS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU ATTEND

  • This is a competition. Local health regulations prohibit teams from serving barbecue to the general public. There are barbecue vendors, as well as other food vendors that can sell to the public.
  • All packages and purses are subject to inspection.
  • Picture I.D.’s will be required from everyone purchasing alcohol.
  • All food must be purchased with cash. ATM’s are available within the Festival site for your convenience.
  • We welcome out-of-town visitors. Please let our volunteers know you are a visitor and they will explain all of the fun at hand.

Q-CITY CHARLOTTE BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP GOES GREEN!

The Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship is committed to sustaining its ongoing greening efforts. In addition to recycling cardboard, aluminum, plastic and cooking oil, we REQUIRE our vendors to use recyclable or biodegradable food service items. We also provide our competing teams with all biodegradable disposable items (forks, knives, spoons and clamshell boxes) for their plated entries.

We will continue to GO GREEN! During Ti The Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship and will look to its staff, volunteers, vendors, competing teams and attendees to make 2014 the greenest event yet!