Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ Competition and Festival

Jiggy with the Piggy 2018 returns with the smells and tastes of barbeque and fun for the entire family. 70 barbeque competition teams from across the U.S. are expected to compete in the competition on the North Carolina Research Campus sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.

The signature concert Friday night will be The New Familiars, with other bands performing during Jiggy to include the Flash Back Party Band, Stepside Deluxe and the Bill Miller Band. The festival, sponsored by Smithfield, will have more than 100 arts & crafts vendors, concerts, a 5K walk/run, fireworks and a People’s Choice wings and pork tasting. Events for children wo;; nclude 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 Disney’s Cars 3. As always this festival is free to the public. No pets please.

Visit our website for details on the full event schedule.

  • Dates: 5/1/2018, 5/2/2018, 5/3/2018, 5/4/2018, 5/5/2018
  • Phone: (704) 920-4300