2014 Festival Information
Experience the mouth-watering aroma and delicious taste of smoke-cooked barbeque, savor every heavenly bite of sweet peach desserts, and take delight in every moment of fun at the City of Kennesaw's Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival.
The festival features a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned BBQ competition, which is recognized as a Georgia Barbecue Championship contest; as well as a Backyard BBQ, Anything Butt and Peach Dessert Contest. Over $15,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to contest winners.
Enjoy live music, a family entertainment stage, a Kid Zone featuring inflatables, interactive games and other child-friendly activities, food and beverage vendors, and a street festival atmosphere of arts, crafts and general merchandise -- including a selection of sponsor booths with unique products and services.
Hours & Location
Friday, August 22
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 23
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
2753 Watts Dr.
Kennesaw, GA 30144
map & directions
Do I need to purchase a ticket to get into the festival?
No, admission is FREE and so are the concerts.
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.
Are the inflatables free?
The Kid Zone will feature both FREE and pay-to-play inflatables and attractions.
Are there ATM machines at the festival?
Yes, ATM machines will be available on-site for convenient cash withdrawals.
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 "Hotlanta" heat in August.