Yes, they're wild hogs... that are usually vicious.... but everybody deserves a celebration, right?
This weekend in Ben Wheeler, TX they're having the annual Feral Hog Festival.
About the festival for the feral hogs: it seems the people of Ben Wheeler had been getting so annoyed with the hogs ruining their gardens, and, well, just taking over, eating plants and other animals, that what could they do? Well, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, right?
Brooks Gremmels, co-found of the Ben Wheeler Arts and Historic District Foundation, has said that since the beginning of the Festival in 2008 that, "We're just making lemonade out of lemons."
Anyway, if you want a fun time, go to Ben Wheeler this weekend!!
Click HERE to go to Ben Wheeler's website.
There are other festivals in east Texas that you won't want to miss.
My husband loves peanut butter. Well, there's the Grand Saline Great American Peanut Butter Festival November 9th.
We've already missed some: the Van Oil Festival was Oct. 12.
Also, the Autumn Stroll Festival in downtown Canton was also Oct. 12.
Anyway, Ben Wheeler is becoming quite the tourist attraction.
I like this sign....
Here it is on a building in Ben Wheeler...
And yes, they will crown a Feral Hog Queen.... and I'm guessing she will be beautiful.
(Next time I'll tell you about last Saturday.)