Frequently Asked Questions About Pigfest
1. How Do I Get to Pigfest?
4175 Medulla Rd
Lakeland, FL 33811
I-4 East – Exit 22 South
Continue South on Park Rd. At third light, turn East (left) on Coronet Rd. Follow Coronet, turn East (left) on Medulla Rd. At the light turn South (right) on County Line Rd. and then East (left) on W. Pipkin Rd. and proceed to the Public Parking Area
I-4 East / West – Exit 25
Proceed South on County Line Road and turn East (left) on West Pipkin Rd. and proceed to the Public Parking Area.
I-4 East / West – Exit 27 Polk County Parkway – Hwy 570 East (Toll – 50 cents)
Exit South (right) onto Waring Rd. exit. Continue South to Pipkin Road and turn West (right) on to Pipkin Rd. Turn West (right) again on W. Pipkin Rd. Pass GEICO and proceed to the Public Parking Area.
I-4 East/ West – Exit 41 Polk County Parkway – Hwy 570 West (Toll – $3.00)
Take Waring Rd. exit and turn South (left) at the light. Continue South on Waring Rd. to stop light and turn West (right) on Pipkin Road. Pass GEICO and proceed to the Public Parking Area.
State Road 60 East / West
North on County Line Rd. – East (right) on W. Pipkin Rd. and proceed to the Public Parking Area.
2. I plan on attending the Lakeland Pigfest, so where do I park?
Once you arrive at the Lakeland Pigfest, the public parking is clearly marketed and FREE of charge, simply follow the signage to available parking and the entry.
3. How much does it cost to attend Pigfest?
Admission into Lakeland Pigfest is just $5 per person and kids 12 and younger can enter at no charge with an adult. Once inside the gates, stop by a Pig Bucks booth (located near the entrance and various locations throughout) and exchange your cash for Pig Bucks, the official currency of the Lakeland Pigfest. By purchasing food from competition teams, you are supporting their efforts and local charities. Trust us…the food is worth it!
4. I cannot volunteer or attend, but would like to support the charitable interests Pigfest 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, Bob Wabbersen, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
5. 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.
6. I am interested in becoming a certified KCBS BBQ Judge. What is the process for applying?
KCBS will offer a Judging School at the Lakeland Pigfest location in Lakeland, FL. You must apply prior to attending this class. Applications are available here.
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!
P.O. Box 8814
Lakeland, Florida 33806