PIGS FOR THE KIDS BARBECUE, MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN’S
CANCER CHARITIES THIS SATURDAY, SEPT. 23, NOON TO 9 P.M.
-Media also invited to broadcast live from team load-in Friday,
Sept. 22, 4 – 6 p.m.
-All-day, Family-Friendly Event to Take Place at Craig Ranch Regional Park
Pigs for the Kids will bring mouthwatering barbecue competition, music, ice cold beer and more to Craig Ranch Regional Park—all in the name of supporting childhood cancer charities. The inaugural Pigs for the Kids Barbecue Cook-Off and Festival will benefit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.
Like no other barbecue competition in Las Vegas, Pigs for the Kids will offer everyone—from backyard grill masters to professional chefs and restaurateurs—a chance to show their barbecue brilliance in a variety of categories. Teams will compete to take home the inaugural Pigs for the Kids Barbecue Cook-Off trophy; prizes will be offered in four categories: ribs, pork shoulder, sauce and beans. All styles of barbecue are sure to be represented and attendees can purchase a V.I.Pig Pass, allowing them to sample all the regional variations of great, all-American barbecue in the competition.
Inspired by founder Todd Radwanski’s daughter, Adilyn, who was diagnosed with a rare eye cancer at 8 months old, Pigs for the Kids was envisioned as a fun-filled community event to support organizations such as those that helped the Radwanski family during Adilyn’s illness. Now a vivacious, athletic 13-year-old girl, Adilyn continues to serve as inspiration for everyone around her. It was Adilyn who suggested “Pigs for the Kids” as the name for this event and is delighted to be part of something helping other kids affected by cancer.
In addition, Pigs for the Kids’ 30 competing barbecue teams will be judged by Kansas City Barbecue Society-certified judges and celebrity judges.
Friday, Sept. 22
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Visuals: See BBQ teams firing up their smokers and speak to representatives from the event.
Saturday, Sept. 23
Noon – 9 p.m.
Pigs for the Kids BBQ Competition and Festival
Visuals: Thousands of festival attendees, 30 barbecue teams, kiddie games area, live entertainment, judging session (until 2 p.m.), awards distribution.
The schedule of events follows:
Gates open, live music from Locals band
1:15 – 2 p.m.
Face the Funk
2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
3:45 – 4:30 p.m.
5 – 5:45 p.m.
6:15 – 6:45 p.m.
BBQ CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCEMENTS
6:45 – 8:30 p.m.
The Soul Joos Band
Follow signs to designated event parking locations.