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Official 1st Annual North Carolina Gathering April 27th - 29th (Now with More Pictures)

Discussion in 'Events' started by solaryellow, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    An official date has been chosen for the 1st annual NC gathering. The event will take place at the sprawling estate of Alelover in Concord, NC. This event is open for anyone who would like to attend whether you live in NC or elsewhere. Spend the whole weekend or just a few hours.  We will have several smokers available to cook on and Alelover has room for some tents to be pitched on. There are also lots of lodging options around the area.

    We have not come up with a menu just yet and that is where you come in. If you are planning on attending and would like to cook something for the group, please post it up or you can PM Alelover or myself.

    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.

    Please post up if you plan to attend so we can can keep track of how many to expect. Alelover and I both look forward to meeting some wonderful new people!


    Friday Dinner

    Chicken, Kielbasa, Italian sausage, baked beans, slaw

    Saturday breakfast

    Fatties, bacon, eggs, sausage, Canadian bacon, toast


    Sausage, ribs, pastrami, potato chips, Joe's potato salad, pickles


    Pulled pork, brisket, burnt ends, smoked mac and cheese, hushpuppies, beans, antipasto salad and slaw



    Fatties, bacon, eggs, sausage, Canadian bacon, toast


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  2. wjordan52

    wjordan52 Meat Mopper

    I live close and will attend for whatever time I can slip away from work. My smoker isn't portable so I won't be able to help with that, but I can bring something to cook (or contribute if a collection is started).

    Great idea... I look forward to meeting some of you guys.

    Poppy Bill
  3. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Congrats on getting this started Joel.  We've done a couple of them and have had a great time.  Good Luck and I hope you have a great turnout!
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Oh boy you are making it hard to attend this gathering also. This one is the week after Jerry's North Florida gathering. Does this mean you are going to miss Jerry's???? I will try to make this one too. Now it is a good amount of time for me to save some pennies. I'll be in touch. 
  5. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Mark, it is two weeks after the North Florida gathering. I plan to make it to Jerry's again this year. It would be great to see your smiling face twice in a month.
  6. "sprawling estate"

    That's funny Joel.
  7. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Compared to my postage stamp HOA controlled lot, it certainly is. [​IMG]
  8. No HOA here. I can do whatever I want. [​IMG]
  9. papagreer

    papagreer Meat Mopper

    Gonna try and make this..... It would be nice to meet some of you in person. 

  10. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hey Joel and Scott......I will be attending but I wont know what day yet. I will probably spend only 1 night due to the gathering in florida. I burn 40hrs vacation in three days that weekend so I will have to make the nc gathering short. I'll be bringing some sausages (go figure)...........

    looking forward to seeing all of you in april

    and mark twice in a month too......[​IMG]

    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011
  11. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Awesome Joe!

    We are still looking for any volunteers who would like to cook or have a specialty they would like to share with the group. Scott and I will start working on a menu very soon.
  12. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Does this mean ,if i attend i can bring the fire arms and explosives???[​IMG]
  13. There are some neighbors within bullet distance but explosives are OK.
  14. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Ok .....you got me................I give up....   HOA?

    Dumbfounded Joe
  15. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Home Owners Association - A collection of turds who have no life and entertain themselves by deciding what other home owners can and cannot do with their home.
  16. Home Owners Association.......
  17. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    My attention deficit disorder was kicking in.......thanks guys

  18. JckDanls 07

    JckDanls 07 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    First off let me say... IF ANYBODY IS IN DOUBT......GOOOOO.... We attended the S. FL. Gathering and had a blast... That being said, If it wasn't so close to the N. FL. Gathering (which I still am planning to attend) I would think about coming up. The food and the people are FANTASTIC... Good Luck y'all with the turn out
  19. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Can you "p" from your front porch without gettin' into trouble.....[​IMG]... I can... as long as bride ain't lookin'[​IMG]
  20. Not in front, but out back. No problem.