Hogs of all kinds will descend on downtown Lincolnton Friday.
Weâ€™re talking motorcycles. Weâ€™re talking barbecue. Weâ€™re talking people who enjoy both motorcycles and barbecue (myself included).
Lincolntonâ€™s fifth annual Doug Herbert Hog Happeninâ€™ will be happeninâ€™ June 3 and 4.
The event kicks off Friday night with live music from 6 – 10 p.m.
At that time a barbecue cook off will take place. Judging will occur Saturday.
A poker run, bike show and bike games will also be included in the weekend and live music will be performed throughout both days.
Specially added this year is a taping of Outdoor Life Networkâ€™s â€œAll-Star BBQ Showdown.â€ Spectators are welcome to take front seats at the filming.
Producers are calling the show a cross between the World Poker Tour and â€œIron Chef.â€ Film crews will spotlight two nationally recognized BBQ champs as they compete against one another and a local amateur cook.
Not so into hogs of any sort? The following events are also happening within the week:
Â· A seminar focusing on end of life issues will take place tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Oaklawn School located on Linden Street in Lincolnton. It will be led by Leslie Barlowe of Lincoln County Hospice.
The regular June 6 business meeting of the NAACP will be held prior to the seminar at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend both events.
Â· The Lucile Miller Observatory will be open for public viewing this Friday at 8 p.m. The observatory is located on North C Avenue beside Maiden High School in Maiden.
Friday night participants will observe the spring sky, Jupiter, Saturn and possibly Venus. An indoor program will also be presented. The event will be held rain or shine.
by Sarah Grano