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Lexington Barbecue Festival

Lexington Barbecue Festival
​​All Aboard for the Lexington Barbecue Festival! (Oct. 22)

Get ready for a day filled with barbecue, live music and family-friendly attractions as NC By Train gets you to the 38th Lexington Barbecue Festival on Oct. 22, dropping you off at the welcome center, thanks to a one-day special train stop.

More than 200,000 people are expected to attend this free festival, which spans a 10-block stretch of uptown Lexington with 400 vendors and plenty of barbecue. It all begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m.

Use station code LEX when booking tickets.

Board at any of these stops: Charlotte, Kannapolis, Salisbury, High Point, Greensboro, Burlington, Durham, Cary and Raleigh

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Getting to the Festival

From Raleigh:

  • Take the morning 6:30 a.m. Piedmont 73 train, which arrives in Lexington at 8:40 a.m.
  • Take the 10 a.m. midday Piedmont 75 train, which arrives at 12:19 p.m.

From Charlotte:

  • Take the morning 6:45 a.m. Carolinian 80 train, which arrives in Lexington at 7:50 a.m.
  • Take the 10:30 a.m. mid-day Piedmont 74 train, which arrives at 11:32 a.m.

Getting Home From the Festival

Toward Raleigh:

  • Take Piedmont 76, departing at 4:17 p.m., and arrive in Raleigh at 6:31 p.m.
  • Take Piedmont 78, departing at 8:02 p.m., and arrive in Raleigh at 10:16 p.m.

Toward Charlotte:

  • Take Piedmont 77, departing at 5:13 p.m., and arrive in Charlotte at 6:18 p.m.
  • Take Carolinian 79, departing at 7:53 p.m., and arrive in Charlotte at 9:01 p.m.

For more information, visit the festival website​.

9/8/2022 1:18 PM

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