Barbecue lovers are invited to spend part of their weekend in Kennesaw for the annual Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival.
This free, two-day celebration good food and music will be held rain or shine 6-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at Adams Park.
Now in its 19th year, the festival includes more than 200 vendors and exhibitor booths, a children’s zone, food, live entertainment, street performances and other attractions.
The highlight of the festival is a sanctioned competition organized by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Additional cooking events include a Backyard contest for amateurs, Anything Butt and Peach Dessert contests. More than $16,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to contest winners.
Music acts taking the Main Stage include Blair Crimmins and the Hookers at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Pandora’s Box, an Aerosmith tribute band, at 8 p.m. Saturday. Supporting acts include Daniel Lieving, Dawson Edwards, the School of Rock East Cobb House Band, Rusted Soul and Daniel Lee.
Performers set to make an appearance on the Locally Brewed Stage are The Paul Hand Band, Samuel Holladay, Carrie Bowen, Lindsay Beth Harper, Control Burn, Wesley Cook and Blue Mischief.
Adams Park is at 2753 Watts Drive in Kennesaw. For more information, visit the Pigs & Peaches website or call the Kennesaw Parks and Recreation Department at 770-422-9714.