Saturday, Oct. 24th from 10am until 6pm, Elgin goes hog wild for this free family festival. It's a time for family friendly fun and casual feasting in the Sausage Capital of Texas with all the pink pork trimmings this proud central Texas town can root up.
|Priscilla the Pig|
The festival features live music and entertainment on three stages, handmade arts & crafts, children’s activities, the Austin Steam Train Association (tickets and info here), a children’s costume pet parade, a carnival, Road Hog Car Show, BBQ Pork Cook-Off, In a Pig’s Eye Dart Contest, the crowning of the King Hog or Queen Sowpreme, Hogalicious Dessert Contest, Cow Patty Bingo, the Pearls Before Swine Art Show, and more! See the full schedule here.
|Priscilla at the Austin Steam Train|
What sets this festival apart from so many others is the combination of humor and history. The day begins with the Elgin Sowpremes, the infamous singing group, riding in on “hogs” (Harleys) to sing to the new King Hog or Queen Sowpreme. It sets the stage for a day filled with pig puns, eating sausage on a stick, 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. This is a day filled with community spirit and piggy pride, and a unique Texas festival experience that should not be missed!
Elgin is located 19 miles east of Austin on Hwy 290. There will be a free festival shuttle available at the Hwy 95 North Park and Ride.
|The Hogeye Festival in downtown Elgin|
The Hogeye Festival is sponsored by the Elgin Main Street Board, an organization supporting downtown revitalization, the City of Elgin, and underwritten by area businesses. Proceeds from the festival go toward downtown improvement projects ranging from new sidewalks to beautification.
Visit www.hogeyefestival.com for more information. It's the best little pig gig in Texas!
Photo credit: Elgin Hogeye Festival Facebook page.