Looking for something to do this weekend? Our neighbors in Stewart County — Richland to be exact — are celebrating their annual barbecue: Pig Fest XIII.
Chip Jones, publicity chair, said the committee went with “Super Bowl numbering” to duplicate that success.
Pig Fest XIII is more than just an opportunity for some of the best barbecue around, Jones said. There will be a classic and antique car show, a motorcycle poker run, a carnival with Ferris wheel and carousel, a big fireworks display by Pyrotecnico/Vitale Family Fireworks, the Maneuver Center of Excellence Band and a proclamation for the Soldiers of 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team. The barbecue competition is for both professional and backyard cooks and is sanctioned by the Georgia Barbecue Association.
The two-day fest kicks off at 5 p.m. today. Jones said the street dances are a big hit with the patrons. The Friday band is the Kelly Hart Band and on Saturday, Whiskey Bent plays from 8 p.m. to midnight.
The Richland downtown area, where the Pig Fest is held, is historic with authentic Victorian storefronts, Jones said.
“The Pig Fest is just a good time,” he said. “We’d love to have our Fort Benning neighbors attend and experience some real down-home, old country fair type of fun.”
For more information, visit www.cityofrichlandga.com.