The Board of Directors of the Lakeland Pigfest announced officially today that they are postponing the January 2021 Lakeland Pigfest Event. The Kansas City Barbeque Florida State Championship event was scheduled for the last week of January 2021. With careful considerations for the success of the event, now in its 25th year, the Board has decided to move the event to May 14-15th at the Sun N Fun Expo Campus.
The Lakeland Pigfest is the premier Barbeque and family event in Lakeland and was one of the last large festivals held in 2020. The event not only brings national cook teams to Lakeland for the competition, but also hosts one the largest Back Yard competitions in the South. Six local not for profit organizations that supply direct services to the Lakeland Community count on this event for support and provide the manpower to make it successful.
Due to the exuberant demand and long strategic planning required of the event, organizers have determined that the best possible outcome for sponsors, patrons, and volunteers can be achieved by moving the event to the new dates. We are very appreciative of the SUN’ n FUN team for working with us on this change.
We look forward to a successful 25th Anniversary event on May 14-15th.