R.I.P. Hillsborough Hog(g) Day

Whether you spell it with one g or two, the Hillsborough Hog(g) Day festival has come to an end after 31 years. Although it was a nice event, the cancellation makes sense to me–Orange County Chamber of Commerce cited an interest in focusing their limited capacity on economic development rather than festival coordination.  Learn more in the Chapel Hill News.

Maybe a volunteer organizing committee (not it!) will try and bring the festival back to life.  Or maybe a professional in the event business will come up with a proposal to revive the event.  Until then, thanks for the Hog Day memories. Honestly, some of my most enduring memories are of oppressive heat and mid-rate Elvis impersonations, yet I still had fun every time I attended and surely tens of thousands of others did too. R.I.P.

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  1. […] Day has been revived.  As you may recall, just last month the Orange County Chamber of Commerce announced it was cancelling Hog(g) Day.  They said at the time that they would welcome help from others who wanted to carry on the […]

  2. We’re “Bringing Home the Bacon” Hog Day is back in business… Join our FB page online… https://www.facebook.com/hog.day

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