Our 2020 NC Man Expo will have every bit of epic entertainment possible. Every inch of our event will be filled with vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, craft beverages, and so much more!

This year we will have escape rooms, gaming stations, numerous sports activities, live characters, live music, book signing from Sam Jones, and more!

Escape on Purpose Escape Rooms

Escape on Purpose is a fun, interactive entertainment activity. It is a real-life escape room game for groups of 2-10 people. While the goal is simple, the game is challenging: work as a team, testing your wits and skills to escape the room. You will work together by finding clues, solving puzzles and conquering challenges.

Sam Jones BBQ

Sam's grandfather, the late Pete Jones, opened the Legendary Skylight Inn at age 17 where Sam has been involved since a very early age. Skylight was founded in the summer of 1947 on fresh whole hogs being cooked over wood the same way many generations before Pete did it. Since that time, the Skylight Inn has become a standard in eastern NC barbecue. Known for its rich family history and unwavering dedication to cooking Barbecue, the Skylight Inn has stayed true to its roots.

Although Pete passed away in February 2006, his legacy and mark in Barbecue is still going strong. Skylight Inn BBQ is now operated by Pete’s son Bruce, nephew Jeff, and grandson Sam Jones who are very proud and dedicated to carrying on the legacy that Pete Jones left. The pits still smoke, and the fire burns brighter than ever.