Todd DeFeo

Pigs, peaches and a delicious plate of food

All photos by Todd DeFeo
KENNESAW, Ga. — Pulling up to a red light at the intersection of North Cobb Parkway and Watts Drive, a delicious smell wafted through the air.

With the car properly parked, the smell grew stronger with each step. The hot sun shining, music playing and the smell of good ‘cue, foodie heaven.

Sure, there were the customary games of corn hole, potato chip giveaways, arts and crafts and a pirate ship-themed bouncy house to round out the ancillary attractions. But, barbecue — pork, chicken and beef — ruled the day.

The City of Kennesaw’s 2011 Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival, held yesterday and today, started out as a “friendly backyard barbeque.” Now in its 11th year, the festival has evolved into a must-visit event for anyone craving a taste of the most delicious barbeque restaurants from around the region have to offer.

The festival is Georgia’s largest State Championship Competition BBQ Festival sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Seventy-five teams competed for more than $14,000 in prizes.

About Todd DeFeo

Todd DeFeo loves to travel anywhere, anytime, taking pictures and notes. An award-winning reporter, Todd revels in the experience and the fact that every place has a story to tell. He is owner of The DeFeo Groupe and also edits Express Telegraph and