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Go “Hog Wild” this weekend at festival


Calling all hog catchers, sackers or whatever you call yourselves! The Sabinal City Park is the place to be Saturday and Sunday as the 24th annual Sabinal Lions Club Wild Hog Festival hits town.

The action starts Friday night with a kick-off dance featuring Royal DJ productions at 8 p.m.

Gates open at 8 a.m. Saturday with hog catching registration running till 6 p.m. Sunday registration is 10 a.m. until noon. Hog-catching sessions are Saturday, 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Men, women and children are encouraged to participate as divisions are age, weight and hog size appropriate. Entry fee is $40 per team and just $5 for kids. Belt buckles will awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

A 5k fun run/walk and a kids’ fun run is the perfect way to start the day. On site registration is Saturday from 7-8 a.m. and the race starts at 8:30 a.m.

Saturday night enjoy the music of the Rough River Band from 9 p.m.- 1 a.m. Admission is $10 for adults,$5 students and children under 5 are free.

Come back on Sunday for more hog catching action, music, and the Pork BBQ cook-off. The Little Miss Porky and Little Mr. Piggy contest is also on Sunday. Kids aged three to five will be judged on talent, outfit and a short interview. Registration is free, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Competition begins at 12:30 p.m.

All weekend enjoy food, arts & crafts booths, games, rides and a chuck wagon demonstration and Sahawe Indian Dancers on Sunday.

Festival admission is $5 for adults, $3 for kids 6-11 and under five are admitted free.

Call 830-538-4802 for more information or visit www.wildhogfestival.com.

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