2011-10-06 / Community News

The Best Little Pig Gig in Texas!!

Elgin goes hog wild for the Hogeye Festival Saturday, October 22 from 10am to 6pm FREE. It is a time for family friendly fun and feasting in the Sausage Capital of Texas with all the trimmings this proud central Texas town can root up. The festival features live music, handmade arts and crafts, children’s activities, Road Hog Car Show, BBQ Pork Cook-Off, In a Pig’s Eye Dart Contest, the crowning of King Hog or Queen Sowpreme, a children’s costume pet parade, a carnival, Hogalicious Dessert Contest, Cow Patty Bingo, the Pearls Before Swine Art Show and great food! Free Festival Shuttle available at the Hwy. 95 North Park and Ride.

What sets this twenty year plus running festival apart from so many others is the combination of humor and history. The day begins with the Elgin Sowpremes, our infamous singing group, riding in on “hogs” (Harleys) to sing to our newly elected King Hog or Queen Sowpreme. It sets the stage for a day filled with pig puns, eating sausage on a stick with an appreciation of the real deal, admiring and acquiring handmade arts and crafts, and enjoying the great tunes by local musicians. Find yourself hanging out on Main Street, a National Register Historic District, with the other little piglets hamming it up. It is a day filled with community spirit and pride and a unique festival experience that should not be missed.

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