October 15th and 16th
On the Washington waterfront


Is your BBQ the best in the East? There is only one way to find out! You have to sign up and compete in Smoke On The Water. SOTW is the premier whole hog BBQ competition in eastern North Carolina.


Chili is a big part of the BBQ world, and each year the best of the best come to Smoke On The Water to compete for the top prize. Raise temperatures and funds for local charities all while showing the world that eastern North Carolina is boss in the Chili world.


The 5K will benefit Washington Montessori Public charter schools field trips that are dedicated to expanding our students’ leadership and learning experiences. Our mission is to inspire academic excellence; to nurture curiosity, creativity, and imagination; and to do so within an environment rich with warmth, kindness and respect.

Car, truck & bike show

Join us for the annual Smoke on the Water Car, Truck & Bike Show 2021. Gather with friends and neighbors, show off your ride, and enter the best of show contest. Download the informational brochure for more info. →


Do you want to share your product or services with tens of thousands of hugry customers? Then sign up to be a vendor at Smoke On The Water. Just download, fill out and return the application and guidelines and you will be on the way.

We want to thank everybody for the great response we’ve had from Smoke on the Water vendors and are sorry to say at this time we are full on anyone selling food or drink items. We are still looking for craft vendors, bbq contestants and chili cookoff contestants at this time.