Tallahassee was High On The Hog At PigFest

By: Danielle Sommerfeld Email
By: Danielle Sommerfeld Email

Folks pigged out at PigFest over the weekend while enjoying a BBQ cook off, music festival, battle of the bands, an arts and crafts market, car show and a bike show.

The Annual Southeast Regional PigFest took place at the North Florida Fairgrounds and had thousands of people pass through each day.

The vendors were from all over the United States.

"I think my favorite thing is all the different foods you got. Because they got corn, they got pulled pork, chicken, fried snickers, everything. It's great!" said Martin DeJesus, a PigFest attendee.

An $8,000 cash prize goes to the winner of the Florida BBQ Association sanctioned cook off.

The winner of the battle of the bands will receive a $2,500 cash prize, studio time to record some songs and a music video shoot.

At PigFest there is fun for everyone in your family, but the event is not all fun and games.

The PigFest is put on by the Capital Area Community Action Agency which is planning to raise some serious cash from the event.

"Capital Area is the primary organization providing services to low income families in eight Counties in the Big Bend area, and this money helps us to continue to serve the poor," said Dorothy Inman-Johnson, the Executive Director of Capital Area Community Action Agency.

The agency is hoping to raise between $40,000 and $50,000 from the festival.

The Southeast Regional PigFest is planned to take place around the same time next year.

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  • by Anonymous on Feb 21, 2011 at 01:57 PM
    Tom, glad you enjoyed it. Looks like the others might need to stay home if they can't enjoy getting out in the public.
  • by Tom Location: Georgia on Feb 21, 2011 at 01:24 PM
    Talking about obese people at pig picking, how about some of the outfits you see married women and young mothers wearing? If police had not been so busy looking they culd have arrested them for indecent exposure.
  • by ga Location: tville on Feb 21, 2011 at 12:09 PM
    we went by, car & bike show was cancelled some of the barbeque was not that good, should get the facts before reporting them, went for bike/car show very disappointed
  • by Joey Location: FSU on Feb 21, 2011 at 12:09 PM
    I clicked on this article thinking it was about a police banquet.
  • by @ Observer on Feb 21, 2011 at 12:02 PM
    Well aren't you the nice one?
  • by Vic Location: Tally on Feb 21, 2011 at 12:00 PM
    I was able to identify observe at the pigfest: the skinny looking sickly human being. I could not tell if it was a male or female.
  • by Tom Location: Georgia on Feb 21, 2011 at 04:27 AM
    We stopped in and had great time. The cooking teams are very friendly. They sometimes look gruff and tough but are real friendly and will talk, provided they are not on dead lne. We secured several nice christmas gifts as well. Well worth the money. There are many of these in this area.
  • by Observer Location: Floriduh on Feb 20, 2011 at 06:19 PM
    From what I saw most of the people there should have been on a diet and not looking for a pigroast.
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