Will be firing up the smokers for another great weekend in the Carolinas. The last 4 have been really great. So save that weekend for some good food, good beer and good times. We hope to see all our old friends and hopefully make some new ones too. Check out the past 4 gatherings here. 1st Annual NC Gathering 2nd Annual NC Gathering 3rd Annual NC Gathering 4th Annual NC Gathering We will once again have it at my "Estate" in Concord, NC. We are about 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Concord. Map to the gathering Going to plan some demonstrations of who knows what again, it will be fun and educational. Built a new smokehouse and will be putting it to the ultimate test. We have a big backyard so bring your tents and small campers. Sorry no RV hookups. This is a family friendly event and we encourage folks to bring the kids along. They always have fun. There are also some hotels in the area if you need one. Hotels in the Area For those who have not attended a SMF gathering before it will be a weekend of relaxing, eating, and fellowship. It is a chance to meet some of the great SMF'ers you interact with everyday. You won't find a nicer group of people or better food. Last years gathering was a great success and we hope for an even better turnout this year. This year we plan on some surprise giveaways too. So please make time for a great weekend you will remember for years to come.