Join us on Sunday, May 21st for our first-ever – Gettin’ Piggy with It!

Our pal Jake Wood and his team at Lawrence Barbecue continue to champion Frankie Lemmon and have curated an all-star crew of heavy-hitting pitmasters, from coast to coast to sling and serve ‘que and beyond for a BBQ Festival you surely won’t want to miss. All the fun is being generously hosted by our good friends at Trophy Brewing, at Maywood Hall & Garden – featuring your favorite Trophy brews, guest taps, Young Hearts spirits, and more!

Check out the full list of pitmasters and talent below. Gates open at noon and tickets include all-you-can-eat and drink, live music, and more until 6:00pm. Don’t miss this kick-off-to-summer event supporting the children and families of Frankie Lemmon School.
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Dampf Good BBQ – Cary, NC
Ex-Voto – Durham, NC
(ish)delicatessen – Raleigh, NC
Jon G’s Barbecue – Peachland, NC
King BBQ – Charleston, SC
Lawrence Barbecue – Durham, NC
Lewis Barbecue – Charleston, SC

Locals Seafood – Raleigh, NC
Longleaf Swine – Raleigh, NC
N. Sea Oyster Co. – Hampstead, NC
Shepard Barbecue – Emerald Isle, NC
Southern Smoke Barbecue – Garland, NC
Wye Hill – Raleigh, NC
ZEF BBQ – Los Angeles, CA

Trophy Brewing
Guest Taps on TapTruck NC
Young Hearts Spirits
Tito’s Frankie Lemmonade’s
Andia’s Ice Cream
Tepuy Donuts
Wonderpuff Cotton Candy


This event has come to life thanks to a passionate group of Triangle area professionals participating in Leadership Raleigh! For over 54 years, Leadership Raleigh has allowed business and community leaders to further discover the Triangle area while building lasting relationships with professional peers, all while connecting with and supporting local causes. This year’s Class 45 – Group 7, has adopted Frankie Lemmon School as their cause and is working hard to put together an event you surely won’t want to miss!

A special Frankie Lemmon THANK YOU to:
Kimberly Clancy (Interior Elements), Chris Goins (Bobbitt Construction), Kelli Harrison (Catering Works), Steve Miller (Fifth Third Bank), Mike Owens (Wolfspeed), Nate Pencook (Nelson Mullins) & Melinda Walker (Wolfspeed).

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