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 are all-inclusive; bites, bevs, 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.
See FAQs below for further event details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Have To Pay Extra For Anything?

  • Nope! All food and beverages served are included in your ticket price.

Will There Be Swag??

  • Merchandise will be available for purchase on event day; t-shirts, totes and more!

Where Do I Park?

  • We highly encourage all guests to celebrate responsibly and encourage you to use rideshare services.
  • Our friends at Baker Roofing Company are generously allowing the use of their lots for event parking. Find them at 517 Mercury Street, Raleigh, just around the corner from Maywood Hall & Garden! Shuttles will also be available from these lots for anyone who prefers to ride. 
  • Limited street parking is also available on Maywood Ave.

Is Getting’ Piggy With It Family-Friendly?

  • Yes! We’ll have hot dogs, sweet treats, lawn games and more!

What Should/Can I Bring?

  • Bring your ID if 21+! To consume alcohol a valid ID is required at check-in.
  • Small wallet-sized clutch purse or clear bag. Diaper bags and medical bags are allowed.
  • Strollers are permitted.

What Items Are Prohibited?

  • Backpacks, coolers, or large purses.
  • Firearms, knives or weapons of any kind.
  • Illegal substances.
  • Pets (service animals are permitted).
  • Outside food and drink.
  • Lawn furniture or chairs.

Re-Entry Policy

  • In the event that you need to leave the event and return, be sure to get your hand stamped at the main gate.

Refund Policy

  • Getting’ Piggy With It’ tickets are non-refundable. Ticket sales support the children and families at Frankie Lemmon School.
  • Tickets are transferrable!

Rain Policy

  • Gettin’ Piggy With It will occur rain or shine.


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, Nate Pencook (Nelson Mullins) & Melinda Walker (Wolfspeed).

2023 Event Sponsors: