Details: Pig Days is held the second weekend in July on the Pike County Courthouse lawn in Pittsfield. Pig Days was created many years ago to celebrate the fact that Pike County Illinois was the Hog Capital of the World. Many activities, such as the Little Miss Pigtail contest, pig skin throw and pork cook off contests are held on the courtyard. Today the tradition continues even though the hog population is more confined to buildings rather than open fields. Pig Days is sponsored by the Pittsfield Lion's Club.
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Contact: Michelle Gates