Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Kennesaw & Kennesaw Parks & Recreation
have decided to cancel the Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival. Pigs & Peaches was originally scheduled for August 21 & 22, 2020.
As always, the health and safety of our community, including visitors, vendors and staff, is our first priority.
We look forward to continuing this great annual event next year.
Do I need to purchase a ticket to get into the festival?
No, admission is FREE and so is the entertainment.
Can I sample the BBQ competition food?
Public tasting is not offered as part of the BBQ competition, however there will be dozens of vendors (including several cook teams) who will be selling BBQ, and other food and beverages at the festival. Prices will vary among vendors.
Will there be ATM machines on-site?
Yes, ATM machines will be available at the festival for convenient cash withdrawals.
Will alcohol be sold at the festival?
Beer will be available for purchase by individuals ages 21 and over at several locations throughout the festival.
Can I bring my dog to the festival?
For the safety and comfort of festival goers, owners are discouraged from bringing their four-legged family members. Many dogs do not respond well to large crowds, loud noises and the heat.
History of the festival
From its humble beginnings, Pigs & Peaches has grown into one of the region's most beloved festivals attracting an estimated 65,000 attendees annually.
Its roots trace back to the historic train Depot in downtown Kennesaw where in 2000, the City of Kennesaw's Parks & Recreation Department held a blues concert and barbeque cook-off for a handful of amateur grillers.
The backyard-only tradition continued until 2007 when organizers chose to elevate the experience for competitive cook teams by sanctioning the event.
In 2008, to make room for more cook teams and a few vendors eager to be part of the festivities, the event was moved to its current location at Adams Park.
Now in its 20th year, the festival features two days of non-stop music, good eats, cold beer and interactive family-fun.