The official countdown has started for the North Carolina Barbecue Festival. Held in the birthplace of Lexington style, the streets of downtown Lexington become a myriad of live music, food vendors, activities, games, sights and sounds.The annual festival traces its roots back to 1984 and is always hosted on one of the last two Saturdays in October. Today, it has grown to be one of the most popular food festivals not just in North Carolina, but the country.

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Talk about ‘classic Carolina’ – the Lexington BBQ Festival is a truly special event. Have you attended before?

For another North Carolina festival celebrating ocean-dwelling eats, the North Carolina Seafood Festival in Morehead City is quickly approaching.

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