Sixth Annual Peak City Pig Fest

The Apex Sunrise Rotary Club has another successful event in the books. The 6th Annual Bone Suckin’ Sauce Peak City Pig Fest was held in Historic Downtown Apex June 15 & 16, and despite rain both days, the event was a successful fundraiser for the club.

The Triangle’s only BBQ competition sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) attracted 48 teams from all over the Southeast to compete for a purse totaling almost $13,000. The winning team was Old Colony Smokehouse from Edenton, NC. This was their first Grand Championship.

The event featured music, a beer garden, pig races, a rib eating contest and of course BBQ. The Apex Sunrise Rotary Club sold BBQ prepared by last year’s People’s Choice Winner Holly Springs BBQ Company, led by Rotarian Jon Hansel.

Rotary was visible throughout the event, with street banners, a Rotary balloon, and all Rotarians wearing “Rotarian at Work” T-shirts.

The Apex Sunrise Rotary Club will use the proceeds from the event to benefit local charities. Beneficiaries in the past have included Western Wake Crisis Ministry, Operation: Coming Home, Miracle League of the Triangle and the United States Veterans Corps.

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