Pig Mania Returns to the BBQ Bash

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Following its success at last year’s Almost Heaven BBQ Bash, “Pig Mania” is back, featuring decorated cement pigs designed and created by area businesses, civic groups and families for judging on Saturday, June 17, on the main grounds of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston.
The 100-pound cement pigs are ready for adoption, according to Jody Light, one of the BBQ Bash organizers, so it’s time to get those ideas flowing.
Special custom trophies are being created for the winners with judging by a prestigious panel from around West Virginia.
Show off your creativity to take home one of the cash prizes of $150 for Third Place, $250 for Second Place, and $350 for the 2017 Pig Mania Champion.
In addition, everyone attending Saturday’s BBQ Bash will be able to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Pig Awards with other prizes for those winners. Stop by the information tent to pick up your token to vote for your favorite pig (one vote per person).
Pigs will be identified by number to provide a fair chance for all entries, with names of the pig’s owners/creators revealed once judging is completed.
To join the fun and perhaps snag some cash and a trophy, email us at HYPERLINK “mailto:[email protected][email protected] or leave a message at our Facebook page or website, where you’ll also see photos of some delightfully decorated pigs from last year and other similar events.
Mark the weekend of June 16-17 on the calendar for a taste of award-winning BBQ. The event features unique artists and crafters, inflatable games and activities for kids, a “new”
outhouse race, live entertainment, a car cruise in and the West Virginia Craft Beer Garden with samples from area brewers, and much more.
The “new” Almost Heaven Chili Challenge (for volunteer fire departments throughout the state) also will be part of the event, as well as lots of food vendors and historic tours of the “asylum.”
For more event information, visit the event website at
www.almostheavenbbqbash.com and visit the Facebook page for regular event updates.
Call the toll free line at 866-710-7600 with questions.
Almost Heaven BBQ Bash is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization


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