Smokey Joe’s in Lexington hosts BBQ sandwich eating contest

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The BBQ is the star of the show this weekend in North Carolina.

About 150,000 people are expected to show up at the 31st Annual Lexington BBQ Festival.

FOX8's Shannon Smith stopped by Smokey Joe's BBQ in Lexington Thursday morning to see who would take the crown in this year's BBQ sandwich eating contest.

For more information about the festival, visit

The Great NC BBQ Map