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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