Birds, Brews & BBQ

March 12, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sylvan Heights Bird Park's fun and friendly BBQ competition returns! 

 

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!

 

Purchase Tickets

 

 


Additional Information

Bring a dollar (or more)!

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, 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 2022 event sponsors!

 


Event FAQs


What does my ticket include? Can I see the birds at Sylvan Heights before the event?
Tickets include unlimited BBQ samples and unlimited beverage tastings (alcoholic beverages for ages 21+ only).  Your ticket also includes free admission to Sylvan Heights Bird Park beginning at 3:00 p.m on the day of the event, so you are welcome to arrive early, see the birds, then get ready to enjoy some great BBQ and beverages starting at 5:00 p.m.

How do I vote for the 2022 BBQ Champion?
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, 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!

Where does this event take place?
Birds, Brews & BBQ takes place at Sylvan Heights Bird Park's Toad Hall Pavilion and the surrounding area inside Sylvan Heights Bird Park.  This is an outdoor event that will proceed rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather that evening.

Where do I go when I arrive?
Please park in Sylvan Heights Bird Park’s main parking area or overflow parking area, then proceed to the Visitor Center (log cabin) to check in. Adults 21 and over will need to present a photo ID to receive a wristband for beer samples.

What is the refund policy if I can’t attend?
Sylvan Heights Bird Park will provide a refund for event tickets up to 7 days before the event. No ticket refunds will be issued after 5:00 p.m. on March 5, 2022. Eventbrite's ticket fees can not be refunded at any time.  Refunds may be requested via Eventbrite, or by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What is the weather cancellation policy?  
Birds, Brews & BBQ  is an outdoor event that will take place rain or shine, and will not be rescheduled. Please plan to dress appropriately for the weather that evening.  In the unlikely occurrence that an extreme or dangerous weather event is in the forecast, Sylvan Heights Bird Park may choose to cancel Birds, Brews & BBQ and will issue refunds to attendees.  Attendees will be notified of cancellations and refund options by e-mail.

What are the policies related to COVID-19?
Sylvan Heights Bird Park takes the safety of our guests and staff very seriously. In addition to the measures outlined below, we will be adhering to any state guidelines and/or mandates that may be in place at the time of this event.
 
COVID Safety Measures
Birds, Brews & BBQ is an outdoor event. Every effort will be taken to ensure that event guests have plenty of space for social distancing while outdoors. In addition:
- Food and beverage servers will be required to wear face coverings during the event.
- Beverage tastings will be served in single-use tasting cups.
- Face coverings are strongly recommended for event guests while indoors (such as while in the Visitor Center or restrooms), or while in close proximity to other guests.
- Reserved tables and general seating will be arranged so that guests can maintain a 6-foot distance from other groups while seated.
 
COVID-19 Event Cancellation Policy
We realize that events are uncertain at this time with the current rise in COVID cases. If Sylvan Heights Bird Park must cancel this event due to updated state mandates or unsafe conditions, guests will have the following options:
- Guests may opt to be refunded their full ticket fees (minus Eventbrite processing fees), OR;
- Guests may opt to donate their ticket fees to Sylvan Heights Bird Park's conservation and education programs

Guests will be notified by e-mail with further instructions if the event is cancelled.

Attendee Responsibility
By attending Birds, Brews & BBQ at Sylvan Heights Bird Park, you verify that you are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of the event, and that you have not experienced symptoms of, or tested positive for, COVID-19 within 10 days before attending the event. You also verify that you have not had any known exposure to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 10 days before attending the event.

 


 

Photos from Past Events