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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.
2014 Title Sponsors
Hog Happenin' and the City of Lincolnton would like to Welcome, and Thank, as the 2014 Title Sponsors
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 5th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, June 6th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event kicks-off Friday night with live bands on the Main Stage, with after party at Zippers Restaurant in Lincolnton. 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 are required entry fees to participate in the bike show, Poker Run, Professional Barbeque Cook-off, Tailgate Challenge--Amateur Barbeque Cook-off.
How is the event publicized?
The event is promoted by television, radio, magazine and newspaper media. In addition, email, web page, social media, 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 12,000 to 15,000 people to the Hog Happenin’ in 2015.
Things to take note of!
Card and Cash accepted at the DDA/Hog Happenin' office at 114 E Main St for merchandise.
Cash Only Accepted in the Beer Garden on West Main St for Drinks and Merchandise
NO Outside coolers allowed (there are vendors set up around the event with food and beverages)
ALL Alcoholic beverages inside the event are allowed ONLY in the Beer Garden
NO burnouts on city streets inside the event. (there will be a burnout competition at Iron Station Thunder on E Water St.)
NO Pets (service animals must have authorized certification)