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Kansas City Barbeque Society judges spend Saturday afternoon very carefully judging 74 teams from 7 states who competed in the categories of chicken, ribs, pork and brisket at the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival in Kannapolis. The judges chose the winners based on taste, appearance and tenderness. Sauced! BBQ of Charlotte was named the Grand Champion of the event and won $2,000. The Reserve Champion is The Smokehouse Mafia of Taylorsville, NC and they took home $1,500. Highest Finish for a Caba...

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With 270 walkers/runners the Jiggy with the Piggy 5K was a huge success Tuesday evening. We loved seeing all of the participants in the Jiggiest Costume Contest. Hope everyone had a great time and will continue to participate in the rest of the Run Kannapolis Series this year. The overall male winner was Thomas Jeschke of Greenfield, Indiana and the overall female winner was Nicole Morgan of Kannapolis. Katelyn Hatfield won the Jiggiest Costume Contest and received a prize package from Smi...

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The smells and sights of over 80 barbeque competition teams – there is nothing better and it is coming soon! We are excited to announce Smithfield will be the presenting sponsor of this year’s The Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ Competition and Festival. The event returns to downtown Kannapolis and the North Carolina Research Campus on May 6 & 7. Once again BBQ teams from around the U.S. will compete in this premier event sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. This year ther...

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Welcome to Kannapolis and Jiggy with the Piggy! We hope you have a great time.   Jiggy with the Piggy Schedule of Events Friday, May 6 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. BBQ Competition Teams Arrive 5:00 p.m. Festival Opens to the Public - Downtown Kannapolis Food, Arts & Crafts, Carnival Rides, and More 7-9 p.m. People's Choice - Wing Tasting (while supplies last) Location: Research Campus - Core Lab, N. Research Drive (Look for the signs and the white tent)Proceeds Benefit the Can...

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