Schedule of Events

 

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Jiggy with the Piggy 5K

Start Time: 6:30 PM
Location:Downtown Kannapolis

Registration:

Registration details coming soon!

Dress in your best pork/pig related costume and win prizes!
For group registration information please contact Laura Evans at 704-920-4343 or levans@kannapolisnc.gov.

Register Online: www.runkannapolis.com

Packet Pickup:
April 30: Village Park, 700 West C Street.       4-7 PM
May 1: Research Campus - Core Lab, N. Research Drive      5-6:15 PM


Friday, May 4, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. BBQ Competition Teams Arrive
5:00 p.m. Festival Opens to the Public - Downtown Kannapolis
Food, Arts & Crafts, Carnival Rides, and More

6:30 p.m. - Family Movie (CARS 3)

Location:Veterans Park/Research Campus -
Bring a blanket/chair and enjoy this classic movie.
Sponsored by 600 Festival Association

7-9 p.m.  People's Choice - Wing Tasting (while supplies last)

Location: Research Campus - Core Lab, N. Research Drive (Look for the signs and the white tent)Proceeds Benefit the Cannon Memorial YMCA to help fund local youth scholarships and programs. Festival attendees can purchase blocks of ten (10) samples for $10. Each wing sample requires one ticket. For each block of ten samples you will also be given a special ticket to vote for your favorite wing. There will be NO ADVANCED tickets sales in 2017. Tickets will be available for sale onsite Friday night beginning at 6 PM but only while supplies last.

7:00 p.m. LIVE MUSIC Concert – Flash Back Party Band

8:30 p.m.  LIVE MUSIC Concert – The New Familiars

9:45 p.m. Fireworks

 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

7:00 a.m. YMCA All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast $5
Location: Kannapolis YMCA

9:00 a.m. Festival Opens to the Public
Food, Arts & Crafts, Carnival Rides, and More
Location: Downtown Kannapolis

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Kid's Zone Activities

Including the NEW ZUCCHINI 600 race!

Pits Open at 10am
Registration: 11am - 12pm
12pm - Zucchini 600 Races Start

Carnival Rides, Inflatables, Go-cart display, Bandolero car display, Science Stop presented by the NCRC, and more!

11:30 a.m./1:15 p.m./2:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Demonstrations by chefs from Restaurant 46 and Gordon Food on how to prepare healthy sides that are delicious with barbeque. Demos will be on the main state between music acts.

12 Noon – 2 pm People's Choice - Competition Pork Tasting (while supplies last)

Location: Research Campus - Core Lab, N. Research Drive (Look for the signs and the white tent) Proceeds Benefit the Kannapolis Rotary Club. Festival attendees can purchase blocks of ten (10) samples for $10. Each wing sample requires one ticket. For each block of ten samples you will also be given a special ticket to vote for your favorite wing. There will be NO ADVANCED tickets sales in 2017.  

Noon – 5 p.m. – Hogway Speedway Racing Pigs – cheer on your favorite pig to victory as they race around the track.    

12 noon – 2:30 p.m. - LIVE MUSIC Concert – Stepside Deluxe  (Stepside Deluxe plays a mix Hot Rod Honky Tonk/Retro Country…. they've played in a variety of places, mainly anywhere folks enjoy rich and creative music with of course….TWANG!)

12 noon - 1:30 p.m. -  BBQ Competition 

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. - LIVE MUSIC Concert – Bill Miller Band  (The Bill Miller Band, 2012, 2015 and 2016 Quarter finalist at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN and 2013 Charlotte Music Awards Blues Band of the Year)

5:00 p.m.     BBQ Competition Awards Ceremony
Location: The Laureate Center, Kannapolis City Hall & Police Headquarters

5:00 p.m.      Festival Ends