LEXINGTON, N.C. – It's in the name, you know what to expect: The world's greatest barbecue made in the Triad's very own city of Lexington.
Thousands of people made their way to Lexington on Saturday for the 34th Annual Barbecue Festival to celebrate the power of pork in the state's largest food festival.
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WFMY News 2's Laura Brache walked the streets of Lexington just three days before the big day to find out what's to be expected of this year's festival.
Lexington City Manager, Alan Carson, gave us the sneak peak.
Let's break it all down by the numbers:
- If you're visiting the Barbecue Festival, you'll be one out of nearly 175,000 people in Lexington enjoying the food, music, and fun.
- Not a Lexington resident? 72% of Barbecue Festival attendees aren't either.
- 8,000 pounds of barbecue will be cooked and eaten just the day of the Festival.
- By visiting the festival and enjoying everything it has to offer, you are contributing to the nearly $10 million dollars in economic impact coming into the Lexington community.
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“It's always a great day for us to put on our best face and show the world why we're famous for barbecue,” Carson said.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by the WFMY News 2 tent!
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