Jiggy with the Piggy Returns to Kannapolis

April 06, 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The smells and sights of 80 barbeque competition teams – there is nothing better and it is coming soon! The Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ Competition and Festival returns to downtown Kannapolis on May 8 & 9. BBQ teams from five states are expected to compete in the competition at the North Carolina Research Campus sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.

The public can get in on the fun during the two day festival with more than 100 arts & crafts vendors, concerts, a 5K walk/run, car cruise-in, outdoor movie, and a People’s Choice wings and pork tasting. This year the Kannapolis Firefighter’s Association and Odell Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department will bring their cooking skills to the festival and sell barbeque to the public during the festival.

Held in downtown Kannapolis, this family-friendly event includes:

May 8: Wing People’s Choice (while supplies last), 7-9pm, on the North Carolina Research Campus Lawn. $10/10 wings. Proceeds benefit the Cannon Memorial YMCA.

May 8: Darrell Harwood Concert, 7-10pm, Downtown – free to the public

May 8: 600 Festival Sponsored Movie on the Campus – Cars (PG), 8:30pm – free to the public

May 9: Run Kannapolis – Jiggy with the Piggy 5K – 9 am

May 9: Kannapolis Cruise-in – 11 am

May 9: Concerts: The Entertainers, 12- 2:15pm; Mister Pleaze, 3-5pm; and Fantastic Shakers, 7-10pm – free to the public

May 9: Pork People’s Choice (while supplies last), Noon-2, on North Carolina Research Campus Lawn. $10/10 Servings. Proceeds benefit Kannapolis Rotary Club.

For more information on the festival and all the great Jiggy fun visit www.jiggywith

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