Sunday, February 12, 2017

North Carolina Butt Blast 2 (aka Burning Loin)!

Welcome to the "official" website for the North Carolina Butt Blast!  This event will be the second gathering of Eggheads and people who like good barbecue from North Carolina and the surrounding areas.  Similar to Big Green Egg festivals, we will have a lot of people cooking on Big Green Eggs and offering up all kinds of barbecue.  We will also have some live entertainment at the Blast.  

The event is being organized by members of the Big Green Egg forum, namely JohnInCarolina (John), TarHeelMatt (Matt), and Piney (Gary). 

The event will be held on Saturday, April 22, from 10AM-3PM in Dan Nicholas Park.  We have reserved Shelter Number 2 (pictured above) in the Park for the Event.  The park is very family friendly and there are many activities for families with children. 

The event is free and open to the public, but we are asking everyone to register so that we can get a good head count and coordinate activities.  Tasters, cooks, and people bringing Eggs are asked to register for the event at this page.  Please register for the event as soon as possible to help us with planning the event.  

More information about the park is provided on this page.

Information about travel and lodging is provided on this page

If you have any questions about the event, please send an email to  We hope to see you at the Blast!!!

Monday, January 18, 2016

T-Shirts.... Get Your Butt Blast 2016 T-Shirts!!!

You want to be a cool kid?  Yes?  Well, you'll need to get one of these 2017 North Carolina Butt Blast t-shirts.

Here is the link:

If you have questions, let us know!


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Travel and Lodging

Here is information regarding the park.  Included is the Google Map link where you can navigate with your mobile device, see nearby places, etc.

Click HERE or below:,+Salisbury,+NC+28146/@35.6375389,-80.3556557,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x88538e97e879e1d7:0x49f4c29c23f4550f

Link to closest hotels to the park:,-80.3884864,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!2m7!3m6!1sHotels!2s6800+Bringle+Ferry+Rd,+Salisbury,+NC+28146!3s0x88538e97e879e1d7:0x49f4c29c23f4550f!4m2!1d-80.353467!2d35.6375389

Camping at Dan Nicholas Park:

Information About Dan Nicholas Park


The Butt Blast is a free event.  There is no cost to attend or to sample any of the food that will be provided at the event.

Choose the ticket that makes the most sense for how you'll participate in the Blast.  There are three choices: taster, chef, and bringing a cooker.

When you register you will be asked to provide an email address.  These addresses will not be published anywhere, and will be used by us to contact attendees to coordinate activities as the event approaches.

If you have questions about registration or the event, please send an email to