Smithfield® is hosting its one-of-a-kind Hot Grill Summer Cookout and Movie event at Lake Norman on Saturday, June 11, where North Carolina residents and out-of-towners can enjoy a free activity-packed day-to-evening experience spanning land and lake.
All are welcome to join the festivities, which will kick off at Lake Norman State Park Picnic Grounds from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees will be treated to free food from a signature menu, lawn games, a live DJ and giveaways.
For the ultimate guest enjoyment, the brand 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, and Anytime Favoritesä 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, and Smithfield Cubed Ham with Mac & Cheese – and serve them up to hungry guests.
The best part? Event-goers won’t have to interrupt their 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.
Once day turns to night, guests are invited to enjoy an interactive movie experience at nearby Martin Luther King Jr. Park Amphitheater in Statesville from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Pop-culture classic “The Goonies” will be shown and an array of favorite summertime games, from cornhole to Kan Jam, will be available for family fun. To make the savory night even sweeter, a range of complimentary snacking options will be offered during the movie, including Smithfield Maple Thick Cut Bacon-sprinkled popcorn and candied bacon.
For further details, visit the official event page on Facebook.