Crowds greet return of Peak City Pig Fest

APEX, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Peak City Pig Fest is back after a year off because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival brings more than 25,000 visitors to Apex.

You'll find a beer garden, live music and of course plenty of barbecue.

The state championship barbeque competition gets underway Saturday at 11 a.m.

A total of 42 cook teams will compete for more than $12,000 in prize money.

On Friday night, ABC11 morning meteorologist Kweilyn Murphy judged the "Everything Butt Competition," which includes all kinds of food except barbecue.

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ABC11 is a proud sponsor for this year's Peak City Pig Fest.
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