Zack from Isaac Hunters has a Message for Mark Wahlberg

"Hey Markey Mark, before you bring those weak-sauce Wahlburgers to Raleigh, let me show you what a real North Carolina burger tastes like. @mark_wahlberg @donniewahlberg @wahlburgers

I challenge you to come to the Sir Walter Smoke-Off and put your burgers against mine. We can raise money for the Raleigh Wake Partnership to End Homelessness, and prove, once and for all, who has the best burger in the Oak City." - Zack Medford, Raleigh small business owner

On Saturday, October 7th, we're calling together the best barbecue chefs in North Carolina and beyond for the Sir Walter Smoke-Off.


Do you like barbecue? How would you like to try the best barbecue that North Carolina has to offer? Great Crawl Events is teaming up with the Oak City Outreach Center to host the 1st Annual Sir Walter Smoke-Off this fall, and you're invited.

We've invited over two dozen BBQ teams to join us at Dix Park for a day of barbecue, music and cold beverages. Teams are competing for the coveted Sir Walter Smoke-Off Golden Pig Medallion as well as $500 in prize money. Best of all, we're raising money for the Oak City Outreach Center and the Partnership to End Homelessness.

Buy your tickets, then bring your picnic blankets and camping chairs, and we'll take care of the rest. Your Pork Passport will let you sample pork from each of our competitors while supplies last, and then cast your vote for the People's Choice. We'll have the best barbecue in North Carolina. We'll have live music from some of Raleigh's favorite local bands. We'll have plenty of cold beer and a few specialty cocktails from our good friends at Jim Beam. This is a family friendly event, and we'll have the KidZone set up for the little ones.

For press inquires, please contact smokeoff at

Zack Medford