The 34th Annual Lexington Barbecue Festival will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017. In addition to the festival, the City of Lexington and Davidson County has officially declared October as â€œBarbecueâ€ month.
Events are held throughout the month of October which leads to the grand finale, the Barbecue Festival. Events that are held during the month of October include the Tour de Pig-the annual cycling event benefiting the Mental Health Association in Davidson County. Also included is a golf tournament, fishing tournament, and petanque tournament. All of these events draw talented athletes from across the Southeast. There is also a contest for creative writers, the Pepsi â€œPig Talesâ€ writing competition. The event is open to children and adults.
The Festival is held in Uptown Lexington. A ten-block stretch of Main Street is closed to traffic, with banners at either end announcing the Festival with a logo featuring four dancing pigs. Over four hundred exhibitors sell everything from handmade crafts to handmade fudge.
The festival is for people of all ages and includes a special section of rides and games for children, the Barbecue Carnival & Family Area. Other special attractions this year will include an antique car show, the â€œHogway Speedwayâ€- Racing Pigs, Bicycle Stunt Show, 50-ton pig themed sand sculpture, Corvette display, â€œFestival Chop Shopâ€- Lumberjack Sports show, rock climbing wall.
For more information visit their website at BarbecueFestival.com