Get ready for the Outer Banks Restaurant Association’s eighth annual BBQ & Wings Showdown! The showdown will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will feature fifteen local restaurants cooking up their very best pulled pork barbeque, ribs, and zesty chicken wings, along with other smoked specialties that can include selections of delectable area specialties such as barbeque shrimp and barbeque tacos.
This cornerstone event will be held at The Soundside, a sprawling event site centrally located along the picturesque Roanoke Sound in Nags Head – and this year the festivities will be bigger and better than ever.
Along with live musical entertainment, your ticket price allows you to enjoy all-you-can-eat samples from the competition tent as well as a three-ticket access to a beer garden with a variety of both local and North Carolina craft beers, and a selection of local wines and Pepsi products (additional drinks will be available for purchase separately). A number of other vendors will also be on hand, as well as a spectacular vintage car show courtesy of the Outer Banks’ First Flight Cruisers Car Club. Don’t forget to cast your vote for the best barbeque on the beach while you’re there – and to celebrate both the judges’ and people’s choice award winners at the end of the afternoon!
Advance tickets for the showdown are $29 (children twelve and under are admitted free with a paying adult). Your purchase will incur an additional 3% checkout fee to cover administrative costs.
(Note: Although there will be tenting, this is an outdoor event that will be held rain or shine. Please check the weather in advance, and plan to dress accordingly – and feel free to bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets in order to set up picnic style as you enjoy one of the TOB attendees’ longtime favorite group events. Subject to availability, there may be tickets at the door, but this event often sells out well in advance so please secure your tickets as soon as possible!)