Wednesday, August 14, 2013
7:00 p.m. in the Main Arena
All teams are encouraged to dress in costume.
The themes of the costume contest are:
- “You’re So Swine”(best dressed)
- “Porktastic” (most original)
- “Squeals of the Rainbow” (most colorful)
Let’s have some fun with this!!
An event that is good “old-fashioned” family fun for all ages
The event is done by setting up a round pen and filling it with about 8 inches of wet bentonite (a clay which is slicker than slick when wet). A barrel is then set in the center of the pen and a pig is turned loose in it. The object then is for a 4-person team to catch the pig and then place the pig in the barrel, rear-end first, in the shortest amount of time, working around a one minute time limit. Rules of the event prohibit anything or action which may cause harm to the pig. The barrel is even partially filled with bedding which pads the pigs rear-end when placed in the barrel. AND…..Pigs love mud!
There are four different age groups:
PeeWee (5-8 yrs. old)
Intermediate (9-15 yrs. old)
Men (16 yrs. & older)
Women (16 yrs. & older)
The PeeWee teams get piglets and a barrel that is about a foot tall. The Junior teams get a bigger pig (weighing 75-100#) and a medium-sized barrel. The Women teams get even bigger pigs (weighing 140-160#) and a 55-gallon barrel. The Men teams get huge pigs (weighing 200- 230#) and a 55-gallon barrel. It is really a sloppy mess, but the fun of it is……..lots of people participate, even professional