Newton, NC – Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds in Newton, NC is the new location for 2018’s Hog Happenin’ Bikes & BBQ rally and music festival. It is a benefit, and therefore a ticketed event. The Hog Happenin’ Foundation is committed to using 100% of all profits from the Hog Happenin’ event to support local North Carolina charities. All profits will be divided to support Fighting Child Abuse, Women’s Shelters, Schools for Children with Disabilities, Veteran’s Services, and more.

This is a Motorcycle Rally and as such will have some adult themed vendors and events that may not be suitable for younger audiences. Discretion should be left up to the parents of younger folks as to whether they will bring their kids.

On site camping available. There’ll be bike shows, games and rides, competitions – this is where the rubber meets the road.

Bar-B-Que! The area’s best grillers compete to put the “hog” in Hog Happenin’! It’s a locally judged BBQ Competition and there will be BBQ Vendors. Some of the BBQ Competition Teams will also be selling some of the same BBQ that they are having judged in the competition.

There will be four days of great live music including AC/DC Tribute Band Problem Child. A full listing of the bands can be found at the Hog Happenin’ website:

Regional Rides: Rides will be happenin’ on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Bike Show: Bike Show will be judged by the local Christian Motorcyclists Association.

Biker Build-Off: Biker build-off competition for one-off, unique bikes built by small shops across the southeast.

Bike Games: Bike Games will be running on Friday and Saturday with prizes for each day’s events.
Biker Related Vendors: Come see some of your favorite bike parts vendors, as well as biker entertainment vendors.

Sunday Church Service: Freedom Biker Church of Hickory will be bringing Sunday Morning Service to this year’s Hog Happenin’ Feel free to visit them at:

For ticket prices and camping prices, please go online. Check the website for updated information:, or call 828.522.4122.

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