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Catch a pig at the fair

One of the most hilarious events at the Waupaca County Fair in Weyauwega each summer is the Catch a Pig Contest.

Now in its seventh year, the Catch a Pig Contest is slated to start at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, in the Grandstand.

Costumed teams wallow through the mud, racing against the clock and each other to drop a porker into a barrel.

A team has 45 seconds to capture the pig and place it tail first into the barrel. And each team members must have at least one hand on the pig as it goes into the barrel.

Fair organizers have strict rules regarding treatment of the pig. No abuse is tolerated

The pig’s ears, snout and tail are off limits. The judge can stop the clock if a pig seems to be in trouble.

Team pre-registrations are now being accepted by the Waupaca County Fair.

Registrations received by Wednesday, Aug. 14, will be entered into a drawing. The winner of the drawing will receive $100.

Each team will have three members, all male or all female. The minimum age is 16. Parent or guardian’s notarized signature is required for contestants under age 18.

Each team must have a team name and costumres are encouraged.

Prizes range from $100 to $25 for the best times and the best costumes.

Rules and registration form can be found at www.waupacacountyfair.org The registration fee is $25 per team.

Mail the registration form and entry fee to Waupaca County Fair, P O Box 191, Weyauwega, WI 54983.

Call 920-867-3395 or 715-258-7440 for more information.

Grandstand general admission for the Catch a Pig Contest is $5, children ages 6-11 are $3, and under 6 are free.

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