Frequently Asked Questions About Pigfest
1. How Do I Get to Pigfest?
From the East (Orlando)
Get off I-4 at Exit 33.
Stay left and take Socrum Loop Road – South (left).
Stay right on to FL-33 – South (Lakeland Hills Blvd).
Drive 2 miles – Tiger Town will be on the left.
From the West (Tampa)
Get off I-4 at Exit 33.
Stay right and merge onto FL-33 – South (Lakeland Hills Blvd).
Drive 2.5 miles – Tiger Town will be on the left.
Once you arrive at Lakeland Pigfest, there are a number of areas that are available to the public for parking. The main entrance will be blocked off this year. Newly cleared parking areas are available using Bella Vista Street and Granada Street (off of Lakeland Hills Blvd., Highway 33) adjacent to the Tiger Town complex. Please be advised that traffic backups can occur, so come with time to spare.
3. How much does it cost to attend Pigfest?
Admission into the 2014 Lakeland Pigfest is free; however, in order to enjoy the savory barbecue prepared by some of the country’s best competition teams, you will have to purchase Pig bucks at various locations throughout the venue. Trust us…the food is worth it!
4. I am a member of the community or an organization, how can I go about volunteering for Pigfest?
Pigfest welcomes members of the community who would like to donate their time and help volunteer their skills to make this year’s event a success. If you or your organization would like to help, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Marie Mason, at email@example.com for more information.
5. I cannot volunteer or attend, but would like to support the charitable interests Pigfests supports – how can I help?
Pigfest welcomes members of the community who would like to donate or sponsor this year’s event and help support the ongoing charitable efforts of our organization. If you or your organization would like to help, please visit our sponsors page on this website or contact our sponsorships coordinator, Bill Walters, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
6. I am a part of a competition BBQ team and would like to compete – what is the process for entering?
Pigfest gives returning teams the opportunity to return to each year’s competition prior to opening entry for new BBQ Teams. In rare instances, we have a limited number of spots open up to new competition teams. Find the applications located here.
7. I am interested in becoming a certified KCBS BBQ Judge. What is the process for applying?
KCBS will offer a Judging School on January 23, 2014 at 6p.m., held at Hangar II, Tigertown, in Lakeland, FL. You must apply prior to attending this class. Applications will be posted on October 1, 2013.
KCBS teams are known for cooking some of the best barbeque in the world, but it takes a dedicated team of judges to decide which is truly the best-of-the-best. Being a Certified Barbeque Judge (CBJ) means more than just getting to taste award-winning barbeque – and deciding which barbeque wins those awards. It’s about representing and spreading the message of KCBS, which is to promote America’s cuisine – barbeque. To become a CBJ, just attend this class conducted by KCBS. In just four hours, you’ll learn how to grade world-class chicken, pulled pork, ribs and brisket – and taste them during the process! By the time you’re finished, you’ll be ready to sign up for the next competition in your area! And remember: your CBJ fee also includes one year’s membership to KCBS. It’s a win-win!