LEXINGTON, N.C. – Folks near and far know one thing - Lexington barbecue has it's own distinct taste.

The 33rd annual Lexington Barbecue Festival took place on Saturday in uptown Lexington. Thousands of pork lovers crowded the streets to get a taste of one southern, savory treat.

WFMY News 2 spoke to a couple who is originally from California, but recently moved to Burlington. They admitted they were impressed with what Lexington had to offer.

The festival came complete with a massive sand sculpture of pigs, pig races, craft vendors, and rides.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our News 2 tents! We had a 'piggy good time' with y'all!

Check It Out: Barbecue Festival Map

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Check It Out: Barbecue Festival Events

Que Up Your Ears: Barbecue Festival Concerts/Live Music Schedule

Crafts And More: List of Craft Vendors

BBQ Tent Locations

  • At the Square: 100 W Center Street
  • Near Sam’s Car Wash – 300 N Main Street
  • Beside the Sand Sculpture – 220 South Main Street

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Traveling To BBQ Festival

Information for traveling to the festival including directions, shuttles, train stops and more.