|Cue the pig chorus line!
You've arrived at the page of Kewanee Hog Days, a four day event
held every Labor Day weekend since 1954. As far as end of summer
celebrations go, it's PIG, attracting friends, family and guests
from the Midwest and beyond.
The weekend includes three health fitness runs and walks (one
just for kids), golf, disc golf, co-ed softball, a biking tour of
the Kewanee/Henry County area that can be competitive or not (it's
up to you) and the ever popular Hog Wallow Classic - a mud
fest with a little volleyball thrown in!
There's the flea
market/craft show that takes place in one of our
picturesque parks (with more than a hundred different vendors taking
part), the Model T and A Road Rally, our local library's annual book sale,
the Boss Manufacturing/Excel Leather Outlet coat and glove sale and
tours of Ryan's Round Barn...a huge (over 80' tall) refurbished
structure from the early 1900s that is considered one of the tallest
barns in America with absolutely no corners because back then we
didn't want "any corners for the devil to hide in!"
Oh and don't forget the annual Hog Days parade! A one mile march
of bands, floats and everything red, white and blue to celebrate our
roots in agriculture.
And if you get hungry, we have the World's Largest Outdoor Pork
Barbecue going on all weekend long serving over 30 thousand pork
chop and pork burger sandwiches as well as nearly fifty food vendors
set up on the streets of downtown Kewanee and at the flea
market/craft show serving everything from chicken fingers (what!) to
pork ka-bobs and everything in between! We have numerous "all you can eat" breakfasts put
on by local clubs and service organizations in Kewanee as well as a host of
restaurants and local eating establishments ready and waiting for
you all weekend long.
For kids of all ages we have C.D.A.C Carnival and Concessions
with dozens of family-friendly games and rides. Free stage shows are
held all weekend long and there's plenty of time to just relax and
enjoy the final days of summer with family, friends, guests and
visitors before we begin the trek into falling leaves and football.
So get in the car, set the GPS and head on in to Kewanee, IL Friday, September
2nd through Monday,
September 5th, 2016 for our 63rd annual Kewanee Hog Days. It's
food, festival and lots of fun. Welcome to the PIG Time!