5th Annual Peak City Pig Fest is June 17-18, 2016 – Downtown Apex NC

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The 5th Annual Peak City Pig Fest is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS), the nation’s leading BBQ sanctioning body. Cook teams from all over the country will come to compete against each other for prize money while cooking chicken, ribs, beef brisket and pork. Judging will be conducted by 100% KCBS certified BBQ judges (CBJ) using KCBS Rules. 48 professional BBQ cook teams are expected to enter and compete for a total of more than $10,000 in prize money. Peak City Pig Fest is the only KCBS-sanctioned event in the Triangle.

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Primary Sponsors for 2016 – Bone Suckin’ Sauce Peak City Pig Fest

Bone Suckin Sauce
Hendrick Cary Auto Mall
Goodwill Community Foundation North Carolina
Town of Apex North Carolina
Curtis Media Group
ABC 11 Eyewitness News
Southwest Wake News

Be A Cook Team

cook team at KCBS sanctioned BBQ competition in Apex NC Cook team entries are accepted on a first-come, first served basis, so don’t hesitate. We have made some changes this year that we think will help make the experience for the cook teams and the public more enjoyable.

We will have 48 cook teams again this year, and expect most of last the teams from 2015 to return.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Graham Wilson, Event Organizer, at (919) 362-7141 or at graham@peakcitypigfest.com.

Be A Vendor

food vendor at Peak City Pig Fest in Apex, North Carolina This two-day event will draw thousands of people to Apex NC by providing a wide array of food & entertainment. Vendors applying for a Non–Profit or Commercial concession space should note that these spots are available on a very limited basis, with limited power and with preference to local Apex businesses.

The first day applications will be accepted is March 1, 2016. Acceptance is not guaranteed by invitation notice, as there is a selection process utilized to ensure variety and quality. Please follow the instructions on the vendor application.

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Be A Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities are available! These include one "Premier" sponsor, one "Supporting" sponsor, and several other sponsorships – but with an expected crowd to exceed 30,000 they are going fast! Details are on the Sponsorship Opportunities page, or CLICK HERE to download a description of sponsorship levels.

Anything BUTT Competition

These contests (Dessert & Non-Dessert) are held on Friday night from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. They are optional contest categories in addition to the KCBS sanctioned portion of the Peak City Pig Fest. Entrants must also be competing in the KCBS sanctioned categories. CLICK HERE for more information.

Supporting The Community

Apex Sunrise Rotary supports Western Wake Crisis Ministry The 5th Annual Peak City Pig Fest will raise funds to support the community through the various causes supported by Apex Sunrise Rotary Foundation. In 2015, proceeds from the 4th Annual Peak City Pig Fest enabled the Foundation to again contribute $10,000 to Western Wake Crisis Ministry, a collection of church and local businesses whose mission is to provide a helping hand to the Apex & Holly Springs (NC) community. The ASRF has also actively contributed to Alzheimer’s NC, both donating directly to the organization as well as working with a sister Rotary Club in Holly Springs to bring the Music & Memories program to two local nursing homes. Our club served barbecue on Valentine’s Day 2016 to residents at the Durham Ronald McDonald House. Involvement with our community and our Rotary mission throughout the world make this small club an active supporter of causes far and wide.

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