Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pigtown Festival 2012 Details

This year's festival is gearing up to be ridiculously awesome.  I am really excited about all of the new features.

Here is some info from the festival website, in case you haven't seen it yet:

"Here in Pigtown, we love our pig races just as much as other Baltimoreans love the ponies! So, this year, we decided to make the annual "Running of the Pigs" a little more engaging!
SQUEAKNESS, an homage to Baltimore's favorite horse racing event, will consist of 6 shows throughout the day--for a total of 18 races ... and just as many chances to win fabulous prizes from local businesses!
Set up on either side of the track will be our SQUEAKNESS betting boothes! That's right. This year we're introducing the ability to bet on which pig you think is going to win each race.
So, select your pig, drop a raffle ticket in his bucket, and if he wins ... so can you. And if your pig doesn't win, your ticket will go into the main Festival raffle for another chance at one of our many prizes.
Get your SQUEAKNESS "Betting" Tickets for:
1 for $1, 7 for $5, 20 for $10, or 30 for $15

Get Messy at the Zips Activities Stage
9 rounds of pie eating madness at the Zips Activities Stage, featuring Dangerously Delicious Pies.
Dangerously Delicious BBQ Pork Pie Contest
12:30pm (1 round), 1:30pm (3 rounds),
and 6:30pm (1 rounds)

Results 1 Realty Pumpkin Pie Contest
2:30pm & 4:30pm

Fidelity First Sweet Potato Pie Contest
3:30pm and 5:30pm

HarborQue Rib Eating Contest

Free to participate! Must be 18+ and sign a waiver.

Pick a Pumpkin from 7-Eleven

Join us in bringing Halloween back to Historic Pigtown with the 7-Eleven Pumpkin Patch and Family Fun Area!
Activities and Trick-or-Treating are 100% FREE for your children!
Want more? Purchase a pumpkin or an official Halloween in Historic Pigtown Trick-or-Treat Bag before they run out!
Trick-or-Treating will begin at approximately 5pm at more than 20 trick-or-treat stations throughout the festival.
And we'd like to thank our local merchants for sponsoring these stations and proving the candy for our children

Drink like a Pirate. Eat like a Pig! 
Help us celebrate becoming an official event of Baltimore Beer Week by purchasing a "Pork & Pints" Pass.
But you'd better hurry, we're limiting sales to only 150 wristbands!
The "Pork & Pints" Pass
$35 or 2 for $60
Unlimited Heavy Seas Beer
Unlimited Pork BBQ from Select Vendors
Drinks by the Glass
Heavy Seas Beer - $5
Wine - $5
Pigtown Cocktails - $7
Pigtown Main Street Pint Glass
$10 and 1 FREE Beer Ticket! 

Live Music at the Main Events Stage

Pigtown After Dark @ The Mobtown Ballroom
When the festival ends ... the after party begins.
Just because the Pigtown Festival is over, and the pigs have run their last race, doesn't mean you have to go home.
Join us at the Mobtown Ballroom for Pigtown After Dark, featuring Heavy Seas Beer, Music, and Live Entertainment
$10 per person or 2 for $15
Doors open at 7pm with music being spun by DJ Pablo Fiasco Show starts at 8 and runs through midnight

Want to Sell Your Swag at the Pigtown Festival?

It's not too late to sign up to be a vendor at the festival. You can download the single-page application right here."

So what are you waiting for??  Oh, right... Saturday.  Yeah, don't go there now.  It's not ready yet.

See ya there!


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