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Get Hog-Wild at the 47th Annual Swine Show [SLIDE SHOW]

By: Eyewitness News; Matt Galka Email
By: Eyewitness News; Matt Galka Email

Pigs with names like "Phil," "Hot Dog," and "Hercules" will get to strut their stuff at the Swine Show in Wakulla County Saturday.

"Really what the purpose of the swine show is is to give the youth of Wakulla County to learn about what it's like to raise a product to market," said PJ Piland, the president of the Wakulla County Youth Fair Association.

This will be the 47th annual event. Kids ranging from ages six to 18 will try and impress judges with a pig they have been raising since December.

Many of the pigs start off at around 60 pounds, and the kids competing have about four months to get them show ready. Some hogs tipped the scales at more than 320 pounds when they were weighed in.

Jona and Lincoln are two Wakulla County competitors who will be showing off their swines. Lincoln took home the "Grand Champion" prize two years ago when he was just 9 years old.

"Her name was Darla, she weighed 275 pounds, and when we got her she was 56 pounds," he said.

The event starts at 9 a.m. at the Crawfordville Livestock Pavilion. Festivities begin at 9 am and include a parade of the pigs, an awards ceremony, and a pig scramble for children.


Crawfordville, FL - The 47th Annual Wakulla County Swine Show will be held at the Crawfordville Livestock Pavilion this Saturday.

Festivities begin at 9 am and include a parade of the pigs, an awards ceremony, and a pig scramble for children.

WCTV will bring you more on the annual event tonight on Eyewitness News.


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