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Sixth Annual Texas Pete Twin City RibFest returns to the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds

The sixth annual Texas Pete Twin City RibFest will be held at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds June 10 -13. Several new sponsors have joined the event this year including the NC Department of Agriculture which will sponsor the Homegrown Music Stage and “Got to be NC” Village.

Allen McDavid of AKA Entertainment & Media, the event’s producer, is especially pleased with the new sponsor. Says McDavid, “We are a food festival and take great pleasure in promoting NC-based food and beverage products like Texas Pete hot sauce, Foothills beer, just to name a few.”

The 2010 Texas Pete Twin City RibFest also will feature several new rib cookers (ribbers) including “2 Fat Guys” from Massillon, Ohio, “BBQ Masters” from Morrow, Georgia and BBQ circuit superstars, “Camp 31” from Castleberry, Ala. Returning ribbers include Bib’s Downtown (Winston-Salem), Carolina Rib King (Spartanburg, SC), Big Boned BBQ (Hixson, Tenn.), Pigfoot BBQ (Salem, Ohio), and Smokin’ Rednecks (Gainesville, Fla.)

This year’s musical line-up is the largest in the event’s history. More than 24 acts will fill up three performance stages. Funk and blues star Cyril Neville headline the event’s “Bayou Blast” night on Saturday. Other acts of note playing the festival include Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Nash Street and Kenny Neal & the Louisiana Band.

Brinkley Entertainment will once again provide a full complement of kids’ rides at the RibFest and Captain Jim will again be around to wow and entertain with his magic. New to the Kids Zone this year will be camel and pony rides provided by Carolina Camel Rides of Ramseur.

The admission is $7 for adults, and frees for children 12 and under. Advance discount tickets are available through June 5 at participating Lowe’s Foods stores, LJVM Coliseum Box Office and Hawthorne Inn.

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