Since 1984, the Annual Barbecue Festival in Lexington has been a favorite for visitors and owners of the popular barbecue restaurants located throughout Davidson County. So much so, the City of Lexington and Davidson County have officially declared the month of October to be “Barbecue Month.” Events are held all throughout the month, with the grand finale, the Barbecue Festival, held on the last Saturday. Every year, ten blocks of Main Street in downtown Lexington are closed off as hundreds of thousands of visitors descend on the town. Over 400 exhibitors set up shop, selling arts and crafts, as well as handmade food items. Multiple entertainment stages feature local and national artists, while an antique car show, bicycle stunt show, Corvette display, lumberjack sports show and a pig race round out the fun.
October 28th, 2023