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Hog Happenin', Lincolnton, NC, June 2009

Two Simple Ideas. One Great Event. Everyone Welcome

Friday, June 5th 6:00pm to 10:00pm
AND
Saturday, June 6th 10:00am to 6:00pm

What is the Hog Happenin’?
The Hog Happenin’ is a regional bike fest and Kansas City Barbeque Society Sanctioned North Carolina State Championship Barbeque Cook-off that brings motorcycle owners and Barbeque teams together in downtown Lincolnton.  This is a unique event that draws visitors from across the Charlotte Region and the Southeast. While there are many hog events throughout North Carolina, Lincolnton was the first to combine the animal with the mechanical. The 2001 event was the winner of the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s award for Best Downtown Special Event in North Carolina. 

Who organizes the Hog Happenin’?
The City of Lincolnton and the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton are the primary organizers with volunteer support from members of Christian Motorcycle Association, the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, the American Legion Riders and the Lincoln County Cruisers Motorcycle Riding Club

When is the Hog Happenin’ Held?
The Hog Happenin’ is scheduled for Friday June 5th From 6pm to 10pm and Saturday, June 6th from 10am to 6pm.  The event kicks-off Friday night with live bands on the Main Stage, Piglets playpen and swap-meet.  The cook-off will start Friday night with judging on Saturday.  The Poker Run & WALK, Bike Show, Bike Games and swap meet will be on Saturday.

What does it cost to attend the Hog Happenin’?
The Hog Happenin’ is free and open to the public.  There is a required entry fee to participate in the bike show ($10) Poker Run ($15) Professional Barbeque Cook-off ($200) Tailgate Challenge--Amateur Barbeque Cook-off ($25) Swap Meet ($25).

How is the event publicized?
The event is promoted by television, radio, magazine and newspaper media.  In addition, email, web page, newsletters, bag stuffers, posters and t-shirts are utilized.  On site booth space is provided to sponsors as well as their name and logo on an event sponsorship banner.

What is the expected attendance?
Based on last year’s event and surveys of similar events, Lincolnton expects to draw between 5,000 to 7,500 people to the Hog Happenin’

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