The Kinston BBQ Fest is on! The Kinston City Council approved a scaled down event. Social distancing will be utilized for vendors and cook teams and that hand sanitizers will be available. Masks will be encouraged. Tables and chairs for attendees will not be offered. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or their own chairs so that they can find a distanced space to enjoy their BBQ lunch,” said Parson. Entertainment, vendors, dancers and lots of family activities are being planned. The festival is from May 7-8 and more details can be found at www.kinstonbbq.com.