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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- It's a celebration of pork, but the focus this weekend isn't on chopped barbecue; it's all about the ribs.

Thursday is the kick off of the Texas Pete Twin City RibFest. The event, in its 10th year, is a showcase of, not only the best ribs in North Carolina, but the entire country.

The Twin City RibFest is now a member of Premier Barbecue and Music Events, and it's been named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Bureau.

This year's festival kicks off Thursday, and runs through Sunday, in downtown Winston-Salem.

All the music, food and fun take place at the corner of N. Marshall and W. Fifth Streets.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $7 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. Lunch admission for adults on Thursday and Friday is just $1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information about this year's Twin City RibFest, head to the festival's FAQ's section.

WFMY News 2's Patrick Wright previewed this year's festival with Ed Colbourn of Wilmington's Poor Piggy's on the Good Morning Show. Take a look at the video to see what Poor Piggy's will have to offer this week.

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