Southeast Tourism Society STS Top 20 Winner June 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.

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