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 2015 Peak City Pig Fest

Hendrick Cary Auto Mall
Goodwill Community Foundation North Carolina
Town of Apex North Carolina
Wells Fargo
KTL McDonalds
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 "Title" sponsor, one "Grand Champion" sponsor, one "Reserve Grand Champion" sponsor, and several other sponsorships 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 Operation Coming Home The 4th Annual Peak City Pig Fest will raise funds to support the community through the various causes supported by Apex Sunrise Rotary Foundation. In 2014, proceeds from the 3rd Annual Peak City Pig Fest enabled the Foundation to contribute $10,000 each to two very worthy local charities. These charities included 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 – in the form of food or crisis financial aid &ndash to those in the community whose ability to sustain independent living is threatened by unexpected circumstances: illness, car or home repairs, decrease in wages, etc. Funds were also awarded to Operation Coming Home, which builds homes for disabled veterans. Operation Coming Home will complete their 9th home in March, 2015.

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