Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival 2016

Filed in Events by on August 14, 2016

pigs and peaches bbq festival 2016

It is time once again for festival fans and music lovers to converge in Kennesaw for two days of smoked and seasoned barbeque bliss! Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival 2016 will be held on Friday, August 26th from 6-10pm and Saturday, August 27th from 10am to 10pm.

Check out up-and-coming artists and established talent on three stages of entertainment while chowing down on some of the best festival food in the Southeast. Stroll around and savor the smells. Shop, eat, drink and interact with over 200 vendors and exhibitors. Keep the little ones laughing and playing for hours in the Kid Zone — a family-friendly playground of inflatable jumpers, amusements and attractions. Admission is FREE and so is the entertainment.

The Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival 2016 features a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned competition, recognized as a Georgia State Championship event, as well as Backyard BBQ, Anything Butt and Peach Dessert contests. New for 2016 is a Kids’ Que cook-off for budding young pitmasters. Over $16,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to contest winners.

Saturday’s activities will be capped off with a spectacular fireworks finale at 9:30pm.

From its humble beginnings, Pigs & Peaches has grown into one of the region’s most beloved festivals attracting an estimated 65,000 attendees annually. Its roots trace back to the historic train Depot in downtown Kennesaw where in 2001, the City of Kennesaw’s Parks & Recreation Department held a blues concert and barbeque cook-off for a handful of amateur grillers.

The backyard-only tradition continued until 2007 when organizers chose to elevate the experience for competitive cook teams by sanctioning the event. In 2008, to make room for more cook teams and a few vendors eager to be part of the festivities, the event was moved to its current location at Adams Park.

Now in its 16th year, Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival 2016 features two days of non-stop music, good eats, cold beer and interactive family-fun.

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