Carowinds fires up the grill for Bands, Brews and BBQs! #CarowindsBBB

When it comes to the South you can count on good sweet tea, craft beers and delicious BBQ.  Foodies can feast like a pro beginning July 29 as Carowinds fires up the grill for its second annual food and beer festival, Bands, Brews and BBQs. It will be held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from July 29 through August14 and is included with park admission.

Guests can follow the smell of barbecue to food booths near Harmony Hall and choose from a variety of smoked meats paired with Chow Chow. Park goers can sample everything from beef brisket to turkey wings to duck, and top it off with one of many variations of sauces ranging from sweet to tangy to mustard and downright vinegar. My personal favorite was Harmony Hall's very own Sweet Tea BBQ sauce, YUM!  What goes better with barbecue than a nice, cold brew! Guests 21 years of age or older will be able to choose from our amazing selection of craft beers from several Carolina breweries. And for dessert? Some good ol’ homemade banana pudding! 

“We’re so pleased to bring back Bands, Brews and BBQs for another year at the park,” says Kris Suita, Carowinds executive chef. “We’ve brought together three favorites under one roof- food, brew and music. Mix that with world-class rides and attractions, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for fun.”

In addition, visitors can try their luck at Beer Pong and Beer Slides and take notes as representatives from Cabela’s show grillers how to smoke meat at home. To purchase beer or food for Bands, Brews and BBQs, guests will need to buy tokens from a token booth inside the park located near Harmony Hall. With Brews at 4 tokens a can and food choices: Pork, Beef or Poultry for 3 tokens each.  

After spending a hot day at the waterpark, Brews and BBQ was just what this mama wanted!  Such a great way to end the evening!
To find out more about Bands, Brews & BBQs, see a complete band line-up for the event, or to purchase Carowinds tickets, visit

Guests can share #foodie pictures using: #CarowindsBBB.