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What is Hog Happenin’?Hog Happenin’ is a regional bike fest and Kansas City Barbeque Society Sanctioned North Carolina State Championship Barbeque Cook-off that brings motorcycle owners and Barbeque teams together in downtown Lincolnton. This is a unique event that draws visitors from across the Charlotte Region and the Southeast. While there are many hog events throughout North Carolina, Lincolnton was the first to combine the animal with the mechanical. The 2001 event was the winner of the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s award for Best Downtown Special Event in North Carolina.
Who organizes Hog Happenin’?
The City of Lincolnton and the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton are the primary organizers with volunteer support from members of Christian Motorcycle Association, Carolina Faith Riders and Freedom Biker Church
When is Hog Happenin’ Held?
The Hog Happenin’ is scheduled for Friday June 7th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, June 8th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event kicks-off Friday night with live bands on the Main Stage, Piglets playpen and swap-meet. The cook-off will start Friday night with judging on Saturday. The Poker Run & WALK, Bike Show, Bike Games and swap meet will be on Saturday.
What does it cost to attend Hog Happenin’?The Hog Happenin’ is free and open to the public. There is a required entry fee to participate in the bike show ($10) Poker Run ($15/$25) Professional Barbeque Cook-off ($225) Tailgate Challenge--Amateur Barbeque Cook-off ($60).
How is the event publicized?
The event is promoted by television, radio, magazine and newspaper media. In addition, email, web page, newsletters, bag stuffers, posters and t-shirts are utilized. On site booth space is provided to sponsors as well as their name and logo on an event sponsorship banner.
What is the expected attendance?
Based on last year’s event and surveys of similar events, Lincolnton expects to draw between 8,000 to 10,000 people to the Hog Happenin’ in 2013.