Charlotte Happenings: Bands, Brews and BBQ's at Carowinds

Charlotte Happenings: Bands, Brews and BBQ's at Carowinds

A/N: I was given free park admission into Carowinds so that I could share my experience with you guys. However, as always, all thoughts, opinion and photos are my own! 

Question of the Day: Which do you love the most?

A: Live Bands
B: Tasty Brews
C: Mouthwatering BBQ's
D: All of the above

At Carowinds, you can have all three. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from July 29-August 14, Carowinds invites you to come have a finger-licking good time at the annual Bands, Brews and BBQ's Festival.

If you're a Carolinian, you know BBQ is not just a food, it's a lifestyle. And the Bands, Brews and Blues festival does not disappoint. Imagine, carved to order pulled pork, house smoked bacon, pork ribs, pulled shoulder, brisket, smoked duck and turkey winds, paired with some of Carolinas' best selection of brews, all while you're being serenaded by the sticky sweet sounds of some of your favorite county and rock tunes.

This past weekend, Little J and I had the chance to stop in and check it out first hand. And it was amazingtasty, exquisite. Imagine, all of the best of Carolina served up on a platter, inside the premiere entertainment and thrill ride amusement park in the Carolinas. It doesn't get much better than that.

My mini taste tester joined me for the event and put her North Carolinian BBQ taste palette to work. We sampled our way up and down the BBQ stands outside of Harmony Hall. We hit up the pork stand and tried out several of their amazing sauces!

Afterwards, we grabbed a few chairs outside to listen to a local band play some twangy country music while our food digested. Once our tummies were ready to go, we took off and headed straight to Planet Snoopy where we spent the next 2 hours having an insane amount of fun.

We also ran into one of my favorite Raleigh based travel and lifestyle bloggers SobeSavvy, who's daughter is one of Little J's besties. Needless to say, much fun was had by both parents and children!

If you're heading to Band, Brews and BBQ's, here's a few things to know before you go:

Entry to Bands, Brews and BBQ's is included in the price of admission, however, food and drinks are extra charge. BBQ booths open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM - 7 PM. Each day, bands take the stage from 12 PM- 4 PM with a short break until 5 PM-9 PM. Guests must by 21 years or older to purchase or drink alcohol.

Visit for more information about this finger lickin' festival, including a line-up of bands, a list of brews, and ticketing information.

Until next time,

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