Pigs for the Kids will bring mouthwatering barbecue competition, music, ice cold beer and more to Craig Ranch Regional Park—all in the name of supporting childhood cancer charities. The inaugural Pigs for the Kids Barbecue Cook-Off and Festival will benefit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.
Like no other barbecue competition in Las Vegas, Pigs for the Kids will offer everyone—from backyard grill masters to professional chefs andd restaurateurs—a chance to show their barbecue brilliance in a variety of categories. Teams will compete to take home the inaugural Pigs for the Kids Barbecue Cook-Off trophy; prizes will be offered in four categories: ribs, pork shoulder, sauce and beans. All styles of barbecue are sure to be represented and attendees can purchase a V.I.Pig Pass, allowing them to sample all the regional variations of great, all-American barbecue in the competition.
Inspired by founder Todd Radwanski’s daughter, Adilyn, who was diagnosed with a rare eye cancer at 8 months old, Pigs for the Kids was envisioned as a fun-filled community event to support organizations such as those that helped the Radwanski family during Adilyn’s illness. Now a vivacious, athletic 11-year-old girl, Adilyn served as ambassador for the Candlelighters’ 5K, serves as a peer mentor at her school and continues to serve as inspiration for everyone around her. It was Adilyn who suggested “Pigs for the Kids” as the name for this event and is delighted to be part of something helping other kids affected by cancer.
In addition, Pigs for the Kids’ 30 competing barbecue teams will be judged by 20 Kansas City Barbecue Society-certified judges and 10 celebrity judges, including performers Clint Holmes, Earl Turner local newscasters and performers from the show “Rock of Ages.”
Saturday, Sept. 19
11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
The schedule of events follows:
- 11 a.m. Gates open
- 11:30 a.m. Uberschall performs
- Noon – 3 p.m. Barbecue competition judging
- 1 p.m. Gina Gleason performs
- 2:30 p.m. The Wedge Brothers perform
- 4 p.m. Hole and Hearts perform
- 5:30 p.m. Barbecue awards presentation
- 6:30 p.m. Hashtag performs
- 8 p.m. Brumby performs
- 9 p.m. Event wraps
Craig Ranch Regional Park
628 W. Craig Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
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