30th Anniversary Lexington Barbecue Festival


LEXINGTON, N.C. — This year the Lexington Barbecue Festival is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary with more than 150,000 people expected to attend Saturday’s events.

The entire city spent weeks getting ready for the big day–restaurants like the Barbecue Center have already prepared more than 120 gallons of slaw and will start cooking the barbecue on Thursday.

Even businesses that do not serve barbecue will benefit from one of the nation’s most popular food festivals.

The Candy Factory on North Main Street sees four times their normal business.

“Candy goes with everything. Can’t have BBQ without a little sweet at the end,” explained Jeanne Leonard, owner of the Candy Factory.

The Barbecue Festival is the only day of the year that Amtrak makes a “pit stop” in Lexington. Organizers expect to see more than 300 people from Raleigh and Charlotte come in on the train.

Vendors will go through more than 15,000 pounds of barbecue at the annual festival.

Find more information on the Barbecue Festival here.

Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BarbecueFestival

Greensboro Police Club to host barbecue fundraiser

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Police Club said they plan to host their annual fall barbecue on Thursday, Oct. 24.

Organizers said dine-in and take-out meals will be available between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the organization’s facility at 524 Air Harbor Road.

Meals cost $7 each and the money will be used to raise funds the Special Olympics, youth athletic scholarships and uniforms, and police memorials, organizers said.

The meals will include barbeque pork, coleslaw, baked beans and a drink and will be prepared and served by Greensboro police employees and retirees.

The Greensboro Police Club is a private civic club and has been sponsoring this fundraising event every year since its establishment in 1927.

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Casting Call for local Texas Pete commercial: No acting experience is necessary




“Real North Carolinians” needed.  No prior acting experience is necessary.
A Texas Pete hot sauce commercial will be filmed in Winston-Salem and organizers said they’re looking for actors. An open casting call is set for this Thursday at Altair Casting (703 Coliseum Plaza Court) in Winston-Salem.
A large number of people are needed, including two kids, between 8 and 15 years old, who look like siblings. They must be active and be able to ride a bicycle.  Interested?  Children should come between 12 and 3 p.m.   Adults from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.    Participants are asked to bring a current photo and should be available for callbacks on Saturday with the director.  Participants will be paid for their roles. Casting officials said the commercial is planned to be shot the week of July 22 and participants must be available to work 12-hour days.
Questions: Email… thecastingofficesubmissions@gmail.com








Ninth Annual Texas Pete Twin City RibFest June 6-9 in downtown Winston-Salem

ribfestNinth Annual Texas Pete Twin City RibFest June 6-9 in downtown Winston-Salem

The Texas Pete Twin City RibFest, a four-day food festival will be downtown at 500 North Marshall Street (on the corner of North Marshall and Fifth Streets) in Winston-Salem. The festival will be held Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9. There will be nationally known ribbers at the event, including Pigfoot (OH), Carolina Rib King (SC), Big Boned BBQ (TN), Texas Outlaws (KY), Porky Chicks BBQ (AK), Honey Bees (NC), Poor Piggy’s (NC), Carolina Smokin Johns (NC) and Winston-Salem’s own Bib’s Downtown.


The festival will also include performance stages with local music acts. Admission is only $7 for adults, and there are several ticket packages if you plan on bringing your crew. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Parking and other details are available on their Web site. For more information visit http://twincityribfest.com