UPDATE: Fall Feral Hog Fest Sets Days Events
Celebrating Feral Hogs, pigs and pork all together in Ben Wheeler this weekend calls for plenty of live music, pepper eating, hog calling, chili, and crazy fun for the whole family. The 2019 Fall Feral Hog Festival will begin with a parade at 10am and move quickly to the Pickin Porch Park stage for live music starting at 10:30am. From there, just walk around, shop, visit, eat, forge something with the kids, enjoy what Ben Wheeler, Texas has to offer on one of the most celebrated weekends of the year. The self proclaimed "Wild Hog Capital of Texas" will throw down for East Texas chili enthusiasts thru the night Friday getting lunch ready for everyone that wants to take a taste come Saturday.
They will be judging Parade entries and chili cookoff teams this year with winners announced before final band hits the stage at 3pm. The afternoon will be littered with cool new contests of pepper eating and hog calling. The full days schedule around the stage area is listed below. Bring your lawn chairs with you to set up in front of the stage when you want to take a break or enjoy some lunch. I (Kenny Smith) will be handling the microphone duties most of the day and will help you get to where you need to be throughout the day so let me see your face sometime Saturday.
2019 Fall Feral Hog Festival Schedule:
10:30am-Live Music with Texas Express
11:30am-Hog Calling Contest on Side Stage
12 noon-Live Music with 6 Miles To Mixon
1pm-Pepper Eating Contest on Side Stage
1:30pm-Live Music with Daygan
2:30pm-Parade and Chili Cook-Off Winners announced-Side Stage
3pm-Live Music with Air Line Road