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One of the top BBQ Pitmasters in the United States, George “Tuffy” Stone, will join the City of Kannapolis and Smithfield at this year’s Jiggy with the Piggy. Tuffy, is a judge and host on Destination America’s reality television show, BBQ Pitmasters.

Tuffy is well-known across the United States, especially among barbeque aficionados, for his culinary talents on the competitive barbeque circuit. On Saturday, May 6, Tuffy will be at the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival showing off his mad skills at the grill and giving away samples for you to enjoy.

Stone started his competitive barbeque team Cool Smoke in 2004, and has since won 38 Grand Championships, 21 Reserve Grand Championships, 91 Top Fives, 124 Top Tens, and 4 World Championships.

A native of Virginia, he is also the owner of several businesses in Richmond: Rancho T, a Latin-inspired restaurant in the heart of Richmond’s Fan District; Q Barbeque, a restaurant where he says he has the intention of serving better barbecue for everybody; and A Sharper Palate, one of the largest catering companies in the city.

Jiggy with the Piggy is a two day festival in downtown Kannapolis. The event is May 5-6. Little Texas headlines Friday night with a free concert. Both days are jam packed with activities for everyone.

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Jiggy with the Piggy is sponsored by the City of Kannapolis and Smithfield.