Birds, Brews & BBQ 2021

October 9, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join us as we kick off our 15th Anniversary Celebration with Birds, Brews & BBQ, our fun and friendly BBQ competition!


Nothing complements great Eastern NC BBQ better than craft beer from local breweries! Local cooks will compete to be BBQ cook-off champion - try them all and vote for your favorites while sampling beer from NC craft brewers. Your ticket includes admission to Sylvan Heights Bird Park, plus games, music, and more!


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Additional Information

Bring a dollar (or more)!

Please note that this year, the People's Choice voting will double as a fundraiser for one of Sylvan Heights Bird Park's latest projects! Votes will be cast with dollar bills instead of with paper tickets, and the BBQ cook with the most dollars in their voting box at the end of the night will win the prize. You will need at least one dollar bill to cast your vote for your favorite BBQ, but larger denominations make your vote go further, and raise more funds for Sylvan Heights!


See the birds!

Your event ticket also includes admission to Sylvan Heights Bird Park beginning at 3:00 p.m. on the day of the event. You are welcome to come early, tour the park, then enjoy some great beer and BBQ!


Attention BBQ cooks, brewers, and distillers! 

If you would like to participate in this year's event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 252-826-3186.


Sample beers from:

Updated list of brewers coming soon!

 Thank you to our 2021 event sponsors!