Thursday, September 26, 2013

First HOGTOBERFEST Coming To Vicksburg


The first ever “Hogtoberfest” (hog cooking and craft beer festival) will take place on Saturday, October 26 from 1pm-4pm in partnership with the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation (VFHP). Admission will be free with live entertainment. Hog samplings and craft beer tasting will be available for purchase. The first 300 attendees will be able to purchase a special “Hogtoberfest” commemorative pint class. Proceeds from the event will benefit both the SCHF and the VFHP.

If you are the best hog cooker in town, this event will be the place to demonstrate it. Registration is $50 for SCHF/VFHP members or $60/Non-members. Click here for an application form. Cooks will be judged on the taste, consistency and aroma of the hog and on vendor’s homemade barbeque sauce. Space is limited to the first 20 applications received. Hogtoberfest vendor benefits include camping space in the SCHC courtyard the night before, breakfast the morning of the event, and a commemorative “Hogtoberfest” glass. Registration deadline is Monday, September 30th. Don’t miss out on being the first “Hogtoberfest” award winner.

As a special kick off to the event, the popular western, “Tombstone”, will be shown on a big screen outside in the courtyard of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center on Friday, October 25 at 8:30pm. The movie is sponsored in part by the Strand Cinema. Admission will be free.

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