Pigtown Festival is Back with Racing Swine, New Kids’ Area

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SQUEAKness (via Pigtown Main Street)
SQUEAKness (via Pigtown Main Street)


catch of the day fish (2)The sun fought off Joaquin’s clouds, and Baltimore is ready for fall shenanigans to resume. With the wet weather and cancellations of the past several days, we’re already looking at what the Baltimore festival calendar has in store for Columbus Day weekend.

Saturday’s Pigtown Main Street Festival, which runs from 12-7 p.m. on Washington Blvd., is a highlight. It may not be a harvest festival in full, but definitely brings the farm to the big city in the form of four pig races known as the Squeakness. The races keep the neighborhood’s porcine bonafides in place. As the South Baltimore area changes, it’s important to remember the pigs that used to run from the rails.

Like the real estate surrounding it, the festival is also adding new stuff. This year, they have a Kids Zone run by the nonprofit PlayWorks. The hula hoop, foursquare and bean bag toss sound like games that adults may want to partake in, as well.

The fest will also have food trucks and other vendors, as well as pie-eating contests made possible by Dangerously Delicious Pies. And music rolls all day from the Kelly Bell Band, Nelly’s Echo and Jah Works.

 



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