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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Lexington Happenings

On Friday, October 23 from 6PM until 11PM Lexington, NC is sponsoring Pigs in the City . . . After Dark at the DC Fairgrounds on Greensboro Street Extension. Enjoy a Lexington BBQ dinner and dancing to the sounds of the Special Occasions Band. With a winning bid, you can take home one of Lexington's famous Pigs in the City pigs at their auction, Piggy's Go To Market. The evening will end with fireworks by Hales Fireworks. Tickets are $30. Call Uptown Lexington, Inc. at 336.249.0383 for more information.
# 17 of the 2009 Pigs in the City 5, of Lexington, NC. (Pork BBQ Capital of the World). Was sponsored by Mize Grading LLC, and the artist was David Everhart. It was located on the SE corner of the square, on S. Main St. and E. Center St. in front of the statue. Dwayne Padon
On Saturday , October 24, beginning at 8AM, the Fine Swine Wine Sale will be held. This will be the release of the special fifth label of wine made especially to go with Lexington-style pork barbeque by Childress Vineyards. Bob Timberlake designs the label each year and both Bob and Richard Childress will be on hand to sign the bottles at the festival for a limited time. Beginning at 8:30 AM, the 26th Annual Lexington Barbeque Festival will be held in the Historic Uptown Lexington District. There will be craft vendors, activities for families and lots of Lexington BBQ. For an entertainment listing, call 336.956.1880. Also, October 24, Bob Timberlake will be having a Fall Open House. Bob will be present from 1 until 4PM to personalize artwork and items purchased in the Gallery. For more information, contact the Gallery. On the 24th from 10 AM - 3PM, you can celebrate 2009 BBQ Daze at Dempsey's Place. You can get a chance to preview Essick's new print. For more information call, 336.731.3499. And finally, Childress Vineyards will have Music in the Vineyards from 11AM - 3PM. Call 336.236.9463 for more information. And if that isn't enough to do, go to the Davidson County Woodcarvers Show and Competition on Saturday from 10AM - 4PM at the National Guard Armory. This competition brings woodcarvers from across the southeast to compete for cash prizes. There will also be vendors and demonstrations. For more information visit their web site.

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