The quirky, downtown, part BBQ and part art event known as “Art May-Ham” will return for its second year on Saturday, May 7, 2011. The event will be held from 9am to 4pm in Bicentennial Park (135 Sunset Avenue) in downtown Asheboro, NC, and is hosted by the Randolph Arts Guild, Habitat for Humanity and Asheboro Cultural & Recreation Services.
The Randolph Arts Guild expects around 20 artists and designers to have booths featuring products including jewelry, stained glass, pottery and metal art. Art booths will in the parking lot near the grass field and stage in the park.
The BBQ festival is expected to draw 10-15 BBQ cookers who will compete for cash prizes ranging from $250-$1,000. Guests can purchase BBQ pork in the form of sandwiches, by the pound or per ham/shoulder (if pre-ordered). All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. Cookers can call 336/669-5481 or the Habitat office at 336/625-1429 if they’re interested in participating. Habitat will also be selling grilled marinated chicken; get two sandwiches (either BBQ or chicken) and two drinks for $10. Ticket stubs will be entered into a drawing for a 32″ LCD TV from Aaron’s Sales & Leasing, a recliner from Klaussner Furniture and other prizes.
Habitat will also host a bicycle ride they’re calling “Rolling de Pig.” It will start at 8am at City Hall on Church Street on Asheboro. There will be 20, 30 and 50 mile rides. Helmets are required. Refreshments will be available at each rest stop, and shower facilities are available at Memorial Park (please bring your own soap and towels). Contact John Clawson at 336/953-2004 or Habitat for Humanity at 336/625-1429 for more information on the ride.
In addition, there will be a children’s play area and live bands will perform on the stage at the park.
For information on the event, call 336/626-1240 or visit (www.asheboroparksandrecreation.com).