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Pig Cook-off and festival on the Washington, NC waterfront

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The Annual Smoke on the Water festival and barbecue cook-off is held in downtown Washington and on the beautiful Washington waterfront.

In addition to the barbecue cook-off other Smoke on the Water events include the Parade of Pigs, live music performances, Sky-diving demonstrations, BBQ & Chili Sales, Arts & Crafts, a Fire Truck Pulling Contest and much, much more. Click here for a complete schedule of events.

The Washington Noon Rotary Club is proud to announce its coordination and annual presentation of the Smoke on the Water festival to benefit a wide variety of local community initiatives like the Beaufort County Red Cross, the Boys & Girls Club and the Cancer Center, Ruth’s House, and the Blind Center to name a few.

The Washington Noon Rotary seeks to increase local awareness and participation, as well as contributing to the growth in tourism, sponsoring an event that positively impacts the local economy. We encourage you to get behind Smoke on the Water with your support.