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Lexington, North Carolina, is the self-proclaimed "Barbecue Capital of the World". Besides its famous barbecue, celebrated at the annual Lexington Barbecue Festival in October, Lexington is also distinctive for all the statues of pigs it has downtown.


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Get in[edit]

Pig statues during the Pigs in the City art event

By car[edit]

Lexington is directly connected by highway with Greensboro (Interstate 85), High Point (US 29), Thomasville (Interstate 85), Winston-Salem (US 52 / Interstate 285), Raleigh (US 64), and Charlotte (Interstate 85).

By bus[edit]

PART Route 9 provides bus service from Thomasville and High Point, with connections from other cities in the Piedmont Triad.

By train[edit]

For the most part, train service to Lexington is no more. But once a year, Amtrak's Carolinian and Piedmont make a special stop here for the Lexington Barbecue Festival.

Get around[edit]

Map of Lexington (North Carolina)

By bus[edit]

Lexington has limited bus service[dead link] around town and to Thomasville.


  • Pigs in the City. A public arts initiative that placed numerous fiberglass pigs in various locations in Lexington. Some tourists get a checklist and visit each and every pig, checking them off the list.


  • 1 Lexington Barbecue Festival, Main Street (Uptown Lexington). 8:30AM–6PM. An annual festival held each October that features singing, contests, and of course, barbecue.



Lexington is famous for its barbecue, which is typically made from pork shoulder. It hosts an annual barbecue festival[dead link] in October. The 2019 festival takes place on October 26.


  • 1 Perfect Blend, 1 North Main Street, +1 336-243-7206. M–F 7AM–7PM Sa 8AM–4PM.



The center of Downtown Lexington provides free Wi-fi.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Lexington
GreensboroThomasville  N  S  SalisburyCharlotte
GreensboroThomasville  N  S  SalisburyCharlotte
AshevilleSalisbury  W  E  ThomasvilleGreensboro
BluefieldWinston-Salem  N  S  SalisburyFlorence
HendersonvilleStatesville  W  E  AsheboroRaleigh

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