The Barbecue Festival is held in Uptown Lexington, North Carolina. An ten-block stretch of Main Street is closed to traffic. Over three hundred exhibitors sell everything from handmade crafts to homemade fudge. Also a juried competition includes artist and craftsmen from across the country.
Seven stages of entertainment showcase local and national artist. The festival is for people of all ages and includes a special section of rides and games for children, the Barbecue Carnival & Family Area.
Barbecue is served out of three main tents, one at the square and the other two on the North & South ends of the festival.
The Annual Barbecue Festival has been recognized nationally and statewide for its excellence. The event has been named a “Top Ten Food Festival in America”, a Top Twenty Southeast Event, and has won many other awards.