Tuesday, March 13, 2018

NCBB18 (aka Burning Loin)!

Welcome to the "official" website for the North Carolina Butt Blast!  This event will be the third 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.  

To get some idea of what this event is like, check out some of the pictures from last year or the year before.  

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 21, 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.  Everyone is 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 ncburningloin@gmail.com.  We hope to see you at the Blast!!!

Registration 2018

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 number of tickets that matches the size of your party (including yourself).  Don't worry if you get the number wrong - you can always add more later.  Besides, we're only using these tickets to get a rough estimate for how many people are coming, and to blast out emails in case of rain or whatnot. 

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  These addresses will not be published anywhere, and will be used by us to contact attendees to coordinate activities as the event approaches.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 ncburningloin@gmail.com.


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Photos from the 2017 Blast

Here are some pictures from the 2017 event, as provided by various attendees:

The Food:

There were breakfast sandwiches, assembled by boys with skills:

There's always some brisket:

Sausage casserole - nom nom!

Some apps!

Baltimore pit beef and sandwich:


The People:

They say this guy is a world-famous surgeon

The famous Nicole

Friday night, hanging out


Jim and Kay

Why are all the pretty ladies always around this guy?

 The kids are the best

Michael working his magic

Family and Friends

Valerie and Mark


Robin and his better half

Ron and Robin

The gang of miscreants

The Blast Itself:

The Raffle

Photos from the 2016 Blast

Here are some photos from the 2016 Blast.

The Food:


Beef Ribs




The guest of honor:


There were tacos.  There are always tacos!

The people are what makes this event special:

Brent and Robin


The man, the legend: Matt Hussey

Jim and Kay

Matt and Brent

 Nola being Nola

Friends and Family

Dylan and his Baltimore Pit Beef


Ron and Brent

The Blast Itself, and some photos from Dan Nicholas Park: