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The 2021 Barbecue Festival will not happen as planned, the 38th Barbecue Festival is set for Saturday, October 22, 2022!

1. When is the festival?

Saturday October 22, 2022 in Lexington, NC
Free Admission: Exhibits open at 8:30am
Opening Ceremony at the Grandstand Stage on the Square at 9:00am
Barbecue Tents open at 10:00am
Festival closes at 6:00pm
Festival Finale Concert and Fireworks- 6:00pm-9:00pm located on East 3rd Avenue at the Breeden Amphitheater

2. Where can I park?
Parking for thee Barbecue Festival is located throughout Uptown Lexington in private parking lots. Parking lots are operated by community groups with most charging a daily fee to park. Important! We urge you not to park on side streets or alleys surrounding the festival. Vehicles parked illegally WILL be towed.

3. Do you offer handicap parking?
A parking lot reserved for vehicles with handicapped permits is located on State Street, between 2nd and 3rd Street. State Street runs parallel with Main Street. Special Note: Restrooms for visitors with disabilities will be located in the handicap parking lot and other designated restrooms throughout the festival.

4. What are the festival rules?
For the Barbecue Festival to be safe and fun for everyone, please observe the following rules:

NO animals/pets, NO coolers, NO bicycles/skateboards/scooters/or roller blades, NO radios or amplification, NO distribution of literature or solicitation, ALL bags and persons subject to search.

5. Where are the restrooms?
The portable restrooms are located at West 2nd Street beside the Police Department, Stage 3 area on West 3rd Street, the square behind the Historic Court House, West 3rd Avenue behind the Pig Themed Sand Sculpture, and East 3rd Avenue near Stage 4.

6. Where are the Lost & Found and First-Aid areas?
First Aid Station and Lost and Found will be located at the Lexington Police Department between 1st and 2nd Street at 106 North Main Street

7. Where are the ATM's located?
ATM’s will be available in several locations. BB&T Bank at 209 North Main Street will offer a ATM Village with multiple units. Other locations include the Stage 4/Wine Garden area and the shuttle drop off/pick up location on 5th Avenue in the Edward Jones parking lot.

8. Where can I get BBQ?
We'll only be serving & celebrating ONE style of BBQ at the festival-Lexington Style! World Famous Lexington Style Barbecue will be served in 3 locations at the festival. The barbecue tents are located at West Center Street, North Main Street, and South Main and 3rd Avenue.

9. Do you offer a shuttle to Uptown?
The shuttle will run from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. the cost is $2 for adults and free for children 12 and under at the Lexington Walmart Supercenter (160 Lowes Blvd Lexington NC, Exit 91 off I-85). The other shuttle is from Childress Vineyards (1000 Childress Vineyards Road) and the cost is $3 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. Park at Childress Vineyards and be shuttled to the festival on a turn of the century trolley! Handicap accessible transportation is available at all locations. Both shuttles will be dropped off at 5th Avenue and South Main Street.

10. What is the entertainment schedule?

The music schedule can be found here: https://www.thebarbecuefestival.com/p/music/barbecue_...

11. Where can I find more information?
Facebook Page www.facebook.com/barbecuefestival
Instagram @barbecuefestival
Twitter @barbecuefest
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