Smithfield is hosting Hot Grill Summer on Saturday, June 11th, 2022. Enjoy FREE cookout and outdoor movie events in Iredell County.
This is a chance to enjoy the beginning of the summer, as well as FREE food from Smithfield.
Daytime event: Cookout
Lake Norman State Park Picnic Grounds
759 State Park Road, Troutman
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Guests will be treated to free food from a signature menu, as well as music from a DJ, lawn games and giveaways.
Enjoy a first-come, first-serve Smithfield BBQ sampler meal with sides and a drink. You can also bring your own food and drinks if you’d like. No alcohol, though, because it’s not allowed in state parks.
Smithfield is teaming up with chefs Gregory Williams and Jamie Barnes, owners of Charlotte hot spot What The Fries, to create flavor-packed, locally inspired eats featuring:
- Smithfield® St. Louis Style Spareribs
- Bone-In Pork Butt
- Hometown Original Thick Cut Bacon
- Anytime Favorite Cubed Ham.
Chefs Williams and Barnes will have their food truck on- site to personally craft their culinary creations – including:
- Smithfield Gold Finger Spareribs
- Smithfield Spicy Strawberry Vinegar Pulled Pork BBQ Fries
- Smithfield Cubed Ham with Mac & Cheese
You won’t have to interrupt your fun-in-the-sun to indulge. Meals can be ordered using QR codes displayed on Smithfield-branded buoys in the lake or signage on the beach. Food will be delivered directly to boats on the lake by servers on jet skis or on foot, right to attendees’ towels on the beach.
Evening event: Movie
Martin Luther King Jr. Park Amphitheatre
911 Lakewood Drive, Statesville, NC
7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
The evening festivities take place about 13 miles away at MLK Park in Statesville. Watch the classic movie, The Goonies.” There will be plenty of summertime games, like cornhole and Kan Jam. In addition, free snacks will be available, including Smithfield Maple Thick Cut Bacon-sprinkled popcorn and candied bacon.
There will be some seating set up for the movie.
More information, and updates, on the Facebook event.