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Southeast Tourism Society STS Top 20 Winner June 2018

Southeast Tourism Society STS Top 20 Winner 2018

Cape Fear BBQ Festival Selected as STS Top 20 Event

Southeast Tourism Society Selects Cape Fear BBQ Festival as an STS Top 20 Event.
Travel industry organization has saluted region’s best events since 1985.

ATLANTA, Ga. (date) – Southeast Tourism Society has named Cape Fear BBQ Festival                one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for June 2018.

This year’s Cape Fear BBQ Festival is May 12th, 2018. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985.

Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: Southeast Tourism Society and Travel Media Press Room.

The Cape Fear BBQ Festival is a competitive BBQ Cookoff with Arts & Crafts, 
Live Music, and Games and Activities. The festival is held at the Poplar Grove Plantation in Wilmington, NC.

 “The Southeast is home to unique and memorable events throughout the year. In spotlighting the Top 20 festivals and events each month, STS is not only giving these events the recognition they deserve but we’re also creating a quick reference guide to some of the best festivals in the Southeast,” said Bill Hardman, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society.  “These events are important to the economic vitality of our communities and this is a way for us to acknowledge the time and resources organizers have tirelessly spent to create memories for their attendees.”

Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000.   The online nomination link and submission deadlines are available at or by calling 770-542-1523.

STS, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting tourism to and within 12 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

The Cape Fear BBQ Festival Has A New Venue

Cape Fear BBQ Festival




The Cape Fear BBQ Festival Has a New Venue


Yes, that’s right!  We are moving the Cape Fear BBQ Festival to Poplar Grove Plantation at 10200 US Highway 17 North, Wilmington, NC 28411. On Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 from 10am until 6 pm this one day event will offer all of the same attractions as our previous BBQ Festivals have and much more.

There will be a BBQ Cook-off, Arts and Crafts, Commercial Vendors, Plants and Flowers, a Children’s Entertainment Zone, an Adult Beverage Tent and lots of good old Southern BBQ.

This year we will have a People’s Choice Award.  You can buy taste tickets to sample the different contestants BBQ and vote for the one you like the best.  There will be additional food concessions on site.

This year’s event will have live entertainment for your enjoyment.

Please, No pets or Coolers!

Parking is free; however there is a $5.00 per adult entry fee.

The event date again is Saturday June 3rd from 10am – 6pm.

For more information, visit If you have additional questions, call 910-795-0292 or 843-902-6532.

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2016 Food Network’s Kids BBQ Championship Casting

Kids BBQ Championship

Kids BBQ Championship, Food Network’s exciting culinary reality show. We are currently casting for kid cooks and would like to inform you and your clients/readers/viewers about our search!  

We are looking for the most talented young grill masters around the country who have what it takes to compete for the chance to win a grand prize. We are in search of young cooking masterminds who can handle the heat and smoke the competition!

For more information and how to apply, please visit our website at If you have any questions or require further information, please email us at or feel free to contact me directly.

Kids BBQ Championship

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