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Jiggy With the Piggy


Jiggy with Piggy Festival 

Save the date for the 10th Annual Jiggy with the Piggy! The festival will return in 2024 for its 10th year with the smells and tastes of barbeque and fun for the entire family. Make plans now to join us May 3 – May 4, in downtown Kannapolis. 

In 2023, we hosted over 50 barbeque competition teams from across the U.S. to compete for top bragging rights and prize money. Jiggy continues to be one of the largest sanctioned events by the Kansas City Barbeque Society in the United States. 

Each year, you can taste the competing team’s cooking expertise by purchasing a $10 ticket for the People’s Choice Pork Tasting Contest. You will receive ten samples of pork and then cast your vote for the best one.

The Jiggy with the Piggy Festival, which earned the recognition of being a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, had more than 100 arts & crafts vendors in 2023, as well as a free concert by country singer Travis Denning, the Jiggy 5K walk/run, fireworks, and an exciting kid’s zone.

Kannapolis Firefighter’s Association once again brought their cooking skills to the festival while selling barbeque to the public. We also added more barbeque and food vendors so you can fill up on many varieties of yummy festival food. 

As always, this festival is free to the public. No pets or smoking please. 

See photos from the 2023 Jiggy events here!

Jiggy with the Piggy Apparel

Your entire family can get ready for Jiggy with the Piggy with our brand new Jiggy apparel store. 

Get your Jiggy gear here.

Jiggy Schedule of Events 

2024 Schedule of Events TBD. Keep checking back for more info!

Jiggy 2024 Save the Date - May 3-4  

General Parking

The festival is located at 125 N. Research Campus Drive and Downtown Kannapolis.

Parking Information - Maps 

Once you arrive in Kannapolis follow the Jiggy directional signage to find parking and the festival. Once on the festival grounds there are plenty of signs, sights and sounds that will help you enjoy all of the festival's activities.

REMINDER: This is event is family friendly - NO PETS - NO SMOKING.