People of all ages headed to the ninth annual Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Festival to sample some ribs, barbecue chicken or pulled pork — and get their fill of the blues.
The scent of barbecue filled the air, Benny the Pig made the rounds and people sported pig hats — as they strolled around the Zephyrhills Community Venue, at 5200 Airport Road.
Some barbecue chefs traveled from far-off places to take part in a competition involving about 60 teams who vied for bragging rights and prizes, and a chance to advance to the World Food Championship.
Besides being able to enjoy barbecue, event-goers could check out items being offered by various vendors and could listen to blues musicians.
There was a car show and an aviation show, too.
Proceeds benefit community organizations, such as the YMCA, and for scholarships for Zephyrhills High School students.