Pork In The Park Festival

Schedule of Events

The festival surrounding the competition is three days of events with entertainment the whole family will enjoy - all for only $7 per person and kids under 12 are free! Pork in the Park offers festival-goers a weekend packed with entertainment options. Complementing the festival’s featured events listed below, the festival offers live entertainment, rides and games, unique craft vendors, delicious food and cold beverages all weekend long.


Shaw Amusements

4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Ride all evening! Wristbands available for just $15 on Friday!

Charlie Worsham

8:30 p.m.
Check out Warner Music Nashville recording artist Charlie Worsham who has shared stages across the country with Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and Brad Paisley.
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Run or Dye

Run or Dye Contest

Begins at 9 a.m.
Saturday begins with a splash of color as Run or Dye, the world’s most colorful 5K, gets underway at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.
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Shaw Amusements

10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Ride all day! Wristbands available for just $20 on Saturday!

VIP Experience - NEW EVENT!

Sponsored by The Greene Turtle
11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
VIPs will receive perks including access to the VIP tent adjacent to the main stage, access to premiere restroom facilities, KCBS competitor samples, beer samples, whole hog cooking demo and samples, gift bag and more! Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased in advance. Only 250 tickets are available, tickets sold on a first come, first served basis.
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KCBS Awards Ceremony

5 p.m.
After a weekend slicing, seasoning and sizzling pork, chicken and beef, competitive barbeque teams will find out if their efforts earned them a portion of the cash prizes and invaluable bragging rights on the Kansas City Barbeque Society BBQ circuit. Awards will be handed out in many categories including whole hog, beef, chicken, pork, ribs, anything butt and desserts.
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Jimmie Van Zant

8 p.m.
Influenced by the music of his cousins Ronnie, Donnie and Johnny Van Zant and their bands Lynyrd Skynyrd and .38 Special, Jimmie Van Zant makes his mark in his legendary family with a soulful sound all his own.
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Happy Mother's Day!

Moms Receive $3 Admission All Day

Shaw Amusements

12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Ride all day! Wristbands available for just $15 on Sunday!

Eastern Shore Wing War (sponsored by Mountaire Farms)

People's Choice Wing Competition
Noon - 2:30 p.m.

Amateur Wing Eating Competition
Sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings
2:30 p.m.

Professional Wing Eating Competition
Noon - 2:30 p.m.

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4th Annual Cornhole Tournament

Cornhole Tournament

First Game at 12 p.m.
Whether you know it as cornhole, bag toss or one of its many other names – cornhole and BBQ are a perfect pair in the backyard, so it only makes sense that we have it at the festival as well! The first place team will take home bragging rights, $300 cash and two golden tickets to participate in the World Championships of Cornhole!

Teams must register in advance.

5th Annual Backyard BBQ Amateur Competition

Begins at 8 a.m.
Do your friends and family jump at the chance to join you at your place for a BBQ? If you think your chicken or ribs are up to snuff, test your skills in our Amateur Competition. Set-up begins at 8am, and the day concludes with an award ceremony at 4pm. Individuals or teams are welcome – but all meat must be cooked with charcoal or wood cookers, no propane grills here! Advanced registration is required.

Kids Q Competition - NEW EVENT!

Begins at 8 a.m.

Kids ages 5-10 are invited to participate in the new Kids Q Competition on Sunday! Teams will be provided with a grill and charcoal, bring your own meat!


Support Our Sponsors

Want to sponsor the BBQ event? Contact Carolynn Foxwell at cfoxwell@wicomicocounty.org or call 410-548-4900 ext. 112.

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