The 42nd Annual Virginia Pork Festival, 370 Ruritan Dr, Emporia, VA, US
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Hot off the grill and Hot of the stage, that’s the way you’ll find the pork dishes and entertainment at the 42nd annual Virginia Pork Festival happening in Emporia, Wednesday, June 10th, from 4-8pm. The Virginia Pork Festival is one of the largest single-day outdoor barbeque and one of the East Coast's largest food festivals. The Virginia Pork Festival has for decades combined outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music, from five stages, to make this an event not to be missed. Like the the outstanding food, this year's live entertainment line up is nothing short of fantastic. Live entertainment at this year's festival includes Beach Music by The Embers and Craig Woolard, Blues Music Allstar Albert Castiglia, the crowd pleasing Steve Owens & Summertime, The Switch, and local favorites Exit 173.
For 41 years the crowds have swelled to over 15,000 at each event and the crowds continue to come back for more every year. We consider this a compliment to our chefs and a testament to the quality of the event. The Pork Festival helps raise funds for more thaan 30 Civic and Non-Profit Organizations from around the area.
The Virginia Pork Festival will have over 30 different pork dishes, close to 43,000 pounds of pork will be served! Some of those dishes will include Minced Barbecue, Pit Cooked Barbecue, Barbecued Spareribs, Barbecued Boston Butt, Barbecued Loin Chops, Grilled Loin Chops, Sausage Biscuits, Pork Burgers, Sausage Burgers, Bologna Steak Burgers, Italian Sausage, Pork Meatballs, BLTs, Hot Dogs, Chitterlings, Pigs Feet, Souse, Chitterling Fritters, Pork Skins, & a Pork Festival Stew.
Sides will include Black Eyed Peas & Stewed Tomatoes, Pork & Beans, Hushpuppies, & French Fried Sweet Potatoes.
Desserts will include Banana Pudding & Strawberry Shortcake.
Soft drinks, Water, Tea, Anheuser-Busch Family Beers, and a Liquor Bar will be included.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
VIP Parking is $25.00 per vehicle. This section of parking will hold 250 vehicles.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
No coolers, outside beverages or food, or firearms and weapons are allowed. You are more than welcome to bring a small beach chair, towel, or folding chair for seating.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Tickets purchased ONLINE are NON-TRANSFERRABLE.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
If you have lost your tickets after you print them out, you will need a photo ID for entry at the gate when you arrive.
What is the refund policy?
There is no refund on any ticket sales. All sales are final.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
If you purchase tickets ONLINE, they are NOT transferrable.