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UPDATED: Wed., April 22, 2020

Planning is on for Pig Out in the Park with a decidedly local flavor

The flavor of Pig Out in the Park figures to be local. Due to the novel coronavirus, the odds are national acts will not be playing the usual free concerts …

Hog wild! Pig Out in the Park is celebrating 40 years of food, music and fun

As far as growing pains go, Pig Out in the Park, which is celebrating the big 4-0 this year, has had it relatively pain-free. On the food side of things, …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019

Woodstock at 50: Local festival attendees remember peace, love and mud on anniversary

Close to a half million people attended the three-day “Aquarian Exposition” in August 1969 that is held up as the peak of the anti-war activist movement of the 1960s. Many …

Doug Clark: Patrick Coleman’s gift of Pig Out guitars hits right chord

Luthier Patrick Coleman made two custom guitars for Pig Out in the Park’s founder and one of his band members.

Pig Out in the Park: What to know before you feast

How should parkgoers avoid construction to get to the food fastest? Why can’t stands serve drinks? What’s with that name, anyway? We’ve got you ready for this year’s annual outdoor …

Riverfront Park’s pie-eating contest won in just over 4 minutes

Chad Dalton’s key to winning Riverfront Park’s July 4 pie eating contest was picturing the berry pie as a beverage. “You just stick your face in and do it,” said …

For Pig Out in the Park organizer, it’s all about fun

Bill Burke, 59, will oversee his 32nd Pig Out in the Park from Wednesday through Monday at Riverfront Park. This year’s Pig Out features 54 food booths, 82 bands and …

Pig Out in the Park: Some new food, lower prices

I hope you’ve been fasting. Or, that there’s a little bit of give in the waistband of your pants. Yep, it’s Pig Out time again. That wonderful time of year …