The flowers and trees are blooming, and for sure that means that the smell of BBQ is also in the air.
This will be the 36th year for this annual event with Steak and BBQ cookers, and Judges will visit this beautiful area along the shores of Tim’s Ford Lake located in the Winchester City Park.
The event will kick off on May 6 with a Motorcycle Poker Run, Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and the Brothers of the Wheel Motorcycle Club. They will be leaving from the City Park at 10 am. All bikes are welcome, and they will end at the BOTW clubhouse for BBQ and Door Prizes. All proceeds for Childrens Charities in the Franklin County area.
May 13th will be a Steak Cook-Off competition beginning at 10 am, along with a Craft Fair, Cruise-In, Cornhole Tournament, and many Food Vendors. If interested in competing in Steak Cook-Off, visit the website: www.highonthehogfestival.com for more information on any of the events. This event also has a kid’s division sponsored by WCDT radio in memory of Big Al Tipps, Big Al loved to cook and eat and was a certified BBQ and Steak judge and helped before his death with these events. Any kids interested in participating in this event should visit the web page for more information.
Wednesday, May 17th Prime-Time Amusement Carnival Co. LLC will open from 5 pm til 11 pm on Wednesday and Thursday with $25 armbands. Individual tickets are also available. Carnival opens on Friday from 5 pm til 11 pm with $30 armbands.
Saturday, May 20th carnival has a double session and opens at 12 noon til 5 pm and 5 pm til 11 pm. $30 armband for each session. For the first time in 36 years, the Carnival will be open on Sunday afternoon, May 21st, from 1 pm til 6 pm with $30 armbands. So, bring the whole family out for an afternoon of FUN, FUN, FUN.
Saturday, May 20th, will begin with a 5-K Run/Walk to benefit the Franklin County Middle School Girls’ Soccer Team. Beginning at 7 am, sign-ups and race are to begin at 8 am at the Winchester City Park, Rotary Soccer Complex. BBQ food vendors will be on-site and open each day at 10 am till they run out. Come out for some great BBQ.
KCBS BBQ competition and the 1st annual Disc Golf tournament, along with a few Craft vendors and food vendors, will showcase the day’s activities. If you need more information, please visit www.highonthehogfestival.com and become a friend of the festival on Facebook. Hope to see you all at the festival.