Currituck Bulls and BBQ

Update:  NC is currently in Phase 3 of Coronavirus recovery – reopening.  Due to restrictions on mass gatherings, the rodeo portion of this event has been cancelled.  The KCBS Competition and the Out ‘n the Cold band will be live streamed.  Please stay tuned for more information on this virtual event.

The Rodeo portion of this event and the Anything Goes Craft market have been cancelled. The KCBS competition and concert  have been changed to a VIRTUAL EVENT.  Please stay tuned for details.  “No Bulls just BBQ 2020”

1st Saturday in November– The Currituck County Rural Center (CCRC)
Come out and experience the Annual Currituck BULLS & BBQ, November 7, 2020. Experience the tastes and smells of a real Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) BBQ Competition and People’s Choice BBQ tasting (tickets sales for the People’s Choice will benefit 4-H Backpacks for Kids Currituck). Enjoy LIVE music from a local favorite, Out’n the Cold, all your favorite festival foods provided by local vendors, mechanical bull riding and do some shopping with local artist & crafters at our Anything Goes Craft Market. Before the rodeo begins, see the horse-riding demonstration by Stars & Stripes. Top it all off with a rodeo complete with barrel racing, professional bull riding and an awards ceremony announcing the winners of the KCBS Competition and People’s Choice. Wear your cowboy/cowgirl duds and join us for a great day at the beautiful CCRC.

Out ’n the Cold  –Virtual Performance … They are from Elizabeth City N.C. was formed in 1977. Over the past 40 years, the band has thrilled and amazed audiences with incredible harmonies, musical talent beyond reproach, and a humorously visual performance that is matched by no other ensemble.

Anything Goes Craft Market –cancelled
Anything Goes is a mixture of artist & craft vendors. There will be a variety of products including jewelry, beauty, health and much more.
We are accepting applications for the opportunity to be a vendor at this year’s event. Application deadline is October 5, 2020.
Anything Goes Craft Market_Vendor Exhibitor Form 2020

Timeline of Days Events
12 Noon – Gates Open
1:00 – Welcome
1:15 – 2:30 – Out’n the Cold (Sponsored by MediaOne NA)
3:00 – Rodeo Starts
4:00 – Intermission with KCBS Awards
4:30 – People’s Choice Awards
5:01 – SUNSET
6:00 – Rodeo Over

People’s Choice – cancelled
12 – 2:30 – Ticket Sales (or until BBQ runs out)
1:30 pm – BBQ Pickup from teams
1:45 – 3:00 – Tasting (or until BBQ runs out)
4:30 – People’s Choice Awards (as mentioned above)
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Rodeo Gates Open at 2:00 PM)

Rodeo Tickets – cancelled
Advanced sale tickets may be purchased until November 6th, by 4:30 PM at the Welcome Center in Moyock. The hours for the Welcome Center are 9am to 5pm – 7 days a week… Or purchase tickets via phone by calling the Moyock Welcome Center at 252.435.2947 with your credit or debit card, tickets then can be picked up the day of the rodeo at “Will Call” beginning at 2:00 PM at the rodeo ticket tent.
***After November 6th, 4:30 PM, tickets will only be available for purchase on November 7th, at the CCRC beginning at 2:00 PM.
$15 – Advanced Adult Ticket (13 and older)
$10 – Advanced Children’s Ticket (6 – 12 years old)
$45 – Advanced Sale Family 4 Pack—2 adults and 2 kids –kids are 12 or younger
$10 – BBQ Judges and Cook Teams (Day of Event)
$20 – Day of event Adult Ticket (13 and older)
$15 – Day of event Children’s Ticket (6 – 12 years old)
$65 – Day of event Family 4 Pack – 2 adults and 2 kids – kids are 12 or younger
Children ages 5 and under are free

Barrell Racing – cancelled
For information on participating in the rodeo (barrel racing, etc.), please contact Carey McNeill at
Registration will begin, Monday, November 2nd.

Don’t forget to check out the professional barbecue Team’s cook site after the KCBS Competition Turn-In ends at 1:30 PM for a behind the scenes look! The KCBS and People’s Choice BBQ Award Ceremony will kick off at 4:00 PM.

CBB KCBS TEAM Application 2020 Application will be available July 1, 2020. All teams must submit a W9. To download, click here.
KCBS JUDGE REGISTRATION – Click here to register. 
TEAM  REGISTRATION –  Application will be available July 1, 2020. All teams must submit a W9. To download, click here.             

CBB KCBS TEAM Application 2020  

People’s Choice Competition Application      

We would like to Thank our participating Partners:

Silver Partner:                                   Band Partner:



Cowboy Nod Partner:                    People’s Choice Partner: 


Gold Partner :                             Custom Partner:


Custom Partner:                                                           Custom Partner:


News update:

TowneBank was honored to sponsor the People’s Choice portion of Currituck Travel & Tourism’s annual Currituck Bulls & BBQ held in November 2020 at the Currituck County Rural Center (CCRC). The beneficiary of this year’s People’s Choice donation was Currituck 4-H Backpacks for Kids program. This program provides nutritious, child-friendly, easy-to-prepare food each weekend during the school year to chronically hungry children in Currituck. The program received $3,500 from the competition to assist them with this critical outreach. TowneBank has sponsored the People’s Choice for several years with proceeds going to charitable organizations in Currituck County. Currituck Travel and Tourism thanks TowneBank for their continuing support of our community.


Pictured left to right: Taylor Sugg, President of TowneBank,, Cameron Lowe, Director of Currituck NC Extension and Kemberly Sawyer, Promo & Events Coordinator of Currituck Travel & Tourism


Please contact Kemberly for details or 252-453-9040, Ext.230