View All Aug 25, 2015

Anne Springs Close Greenway Hosts 10th Annual Fiddle n’ Pig Shindig

Popular Barbecue Competition & Bluegrass Weekend Anticipates over 2,000 Attendees, Welcomes Raleigh-based Bluegrass Ensemble, Chatham County Line

FORT MILL, S.C., August 25, 2015 — Back for its 10th year, the Anne Springs Close Greenway will host the Fiddle ‘n Pig Shindig on September 11th and 12th, inviting cook teams from across the region to compete for trophies and prize money while bringing together some of the best bluegrass acts in the Carolinas. For this anniversary year, popular stringband ensemble, Chatham County Line, will headline Friday night’s festivities providing their rich, resonant sound and original songs to the Fiddle ‘n Pig Shindig’s musical lineup.

More than two dozen cook teams will center around the Comporium Amphitheater as they ready for Saturday’s Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned competition, competing in four categories including chicken, pork ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket. A People’s Choice Tasting will take place at the Dairy Barn on the Greenway beginning at 11a.m. on Saturday. A trophy will be awarded based on votes cast by attendees and prize money totaling $10,000 for all categories. Saturday’s musical lineup includes Cottonwood Bluegrass followed by The Hinson Girls, Palmetto Blue and The King James 1611 Boys.

Music begins on Friday night at 6:30p.m. with Flatland Express Bluegrass, followed by Chatham County Line at 7:30. Friday admission is $20 for non-members; $15 for members (advance price only), kids four and under are free. Tickets for Friday are available for pre-purchase at Saturday admissions are $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-12, kids four and under are free. People’s Choice Tasting tickets are an additional $5 per person and have limited availability.

Special thanks to corporate sponsors including Comer Distributing, Connelly Defense, Creative Solutions, Crescent Communities, Rock Hill Coca-Cola, South State Bank, Springs Creative, Williams & Fudge and US Foods. Barbecue and food trucks will be on hand both Friday and Saturday, as well as beer and other beverages available for purchase. Dogs are allowed on six-foot leashes.

The festival is among the Greenway’s signature events, inviting the public to celebrate the season, the outdoors and the greater Charlotte community. Just minutes south of Charlotte, the Greenway is a 2,100-acre natural preserve that offers hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking and more.

Festivities are centered at the Greenway’s Comporium Amphitheater, 288 Dairy Barn Lane, Fort Mill. For information, please call 803-547-4575 or go to: