In 1997 it started as a hobby in Texas with a Weber Little Smokey domed smoker, with constant trial and error. Then a barrel smoker was added to the mix a few years later. In the early 2000’s perfection ensued and things became serious with a competition level smoker on a trailer. Trade days, farmers markets, festivals, and part time catering opportunities kept the passion growing.
We have a saying in Texas, “I wasn’t born here, but I got here as soon as I could.” Rodney, the owner of Hayesville Q likes to apply this to Clay County and the beautiful mountains of Western, NC. His passion for smoked meat has come full circle, he’s dived in full-time and dedicated this a place to be known as Hayesville’s own premier BBQ destination.