CANCELLED: Jiggy with the Piggy

Jiggy with the Piggy 2020 returns with the smells and tastes of barbeque and fun for the entire family. Make plans now to join us April 29 – May 3 in downtown Kannapolis. We are joined this year with a new presenting sponsor – Kinetic by Windstream.

Once again we will host over 70 barbeque competition teams. The BBQ teams are from across the U.S. and will compete for top bragging rights and prize money. This is one of the largest sanctioned events by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.

Our signature free concert Friday night will be Grammy Nominated and Multi-Platinum Artist Sammy Kershaw. A native of Louisiana, Sammy Kershaw is known for his balladeer style. A prolific country singer, Sammy Kershaw, has had two number one hits: “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” and “Love of My Life,” and a dozen Top Ten Singles including: “Cadillac Style,” “Don’t Go Near the Water,” and “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore.”

The festival, which has earned the recognition of being a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, will have more than 100 arts & crafts vendors, concerts, a 5K walk/run, fireworks and a People’s Choice wings and pork tasting competition. This year the Kannapolis Firefighter’s Association will be back bringing their cooking skills to the festival and selling barbeque to the public. We have also added more barbeque and food vendors so you can fill up on many varieties of festival food.

We continue to have our events for children including the popular Zucchini 600. Children can build a racecar out of zucchini and race for prizes. Movies on Campus returns, sponsored by the 600 Festival, with Toy Story 4.

As always, this festival and concert is free to the public. No pets please.

  • Dates: 4/30/2020, 5/1/2020, 5/2/2020, 5/3/2020
  • Location: Downtown Kannapolis
  • Address: 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081
  • Phone: (704) 920-4343
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: Free