|The Shindig began in 2006.|
|Bluegrass musicians performed on |
the stage of thee new amphitheater.
|People's choice contest was held indoors.|
|Hands of guests are stamped with a pig design as proof of paid admission.|
|Walking a Swine Line won the|
people's choice award.
|The Backwoods BBQ team won |
the grand champion prize.
|Smoke billows out of the Backwoods BBQ cooker.|
|MacDonald welcomes judges as|
the Reids watch.
Returning to Fiddle-N-Pig gave me the opportunity to explore more small towns nearby, this time over the border in North Carolina –- Kings Mountain, Pineville, and Waxhaw. In addition, because Shelby is also close, I stopped at the famous Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the food prepared by such a historic barbecue restaurant. Being there calibrated my taste buds to be ready to judge at the Shindig.
|The Hog Wild team prepares its entries.|
Fiddle-N-Pig is a great event in a scenic park-like setting. If I’m lucky, I’ll return again.
|The historic Dairy Barn, built in 1947, is where the judges meet.|