Lexington, NC -- There's nothing like sniffing the aroma, sharing the flavor, enjoying the taste and savoring every morsel of a barbecue sandwich with 100,000 other people at the same time. Sipping a
drink. Talking. Laughing. It's the place to be.
This year, on Saturday, October 25, 2014 the streets of Historic Uptown Lexington transform into a great big playground with food, entertainment, shopping and lots of family fun. It all begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs 'til 6 p.m. The Festival is free and plenty of parking will be available. Shuttles will provide transportation service from satellite parking lots throughout the city. Amtrak trains, running between Raleigh and Charlotte, will stop in Lexington in the morning and afternoon. The Piedmont and Carolinian reserve the Festival day to make their only stop here during the year.
More than 100,000 people are expected to attend and enjoy the flavor of slow-cooked pork barbecue, the kind that makes the city the "Barbecue Capital of the World."
Each year, the uptown area is filled with arts and crafts vendors, six entertainment stages, street performers, and festival food. Three large tents serve up thousands of pounds of barbecue sandwiches, freshly made from the festivals official area restaurants.