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Pigging out in the park: A newcomer makes his first visit to Pig Out

I’m no food critic, because here’s as deeply as I have ever thought about food: did it taste good while I ate it and was I full when I was …


How to avoid meat at Pig Out: Options for vegetarians and vegans

Don’t let the name ruin the fun: Pig out in the Park isn’t all about the pigs. Or the meats. In fact, in the food festival’s 40 years in Spokane, …


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: Wed., June 5, 2019

Hoopfest agrees to stay in Spokane after city officials tentatively agree to pay 65% of security costs

The city of Spokane is planning to cover 65% of Hoopfest’s public safety costs over concerns the famed 3-on-3 basketball tournament could leave downtown Spokane.


The Posies, Coolio, Scott Stapp to headline Pig Out in the Park

The rest of the entertainment lineup, 75 concerts on three stages, will be announced in the coming months.


Paul Turner: Pig Out’s greatest hits

In the time-honored tradition of summer reruns, here’s a greatest hits package of column items and excerpts dealing with Pig Out in the Park.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018

Thousands try out new foods at Pig Out in the Park

The aroma of traditional street fare and new novelty foods mingled together in Riverfront Park Thursday afternoon, as thousands enjoyed the 39th annual Pig Out in the Park music and …


BoDeans, Dishwalla, Kid ‘n Play headline Pig Out in the Park

For a complete list of performers, visit www.spokanepigout.com.


Pig Out in the Park entertainment lineup as diverse as its food offerings

Pig Out in the Park runs Wednesday through Sept. 3 at Riverfront Park.


Dishwalla, Kid ‘n Play, BoDeans to headline Pig Out in the Park

Pig Out in the Park runs from Aug. 29 through Sept. 3 in Riverfront Park.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017

Labor Day Weekend: Five things to do in Spokane

You’re stuck in town for the long weekend? Good. You won’t be bored.


Blues singer-guitarist Elvin Bishop brings new band to Pig Out

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio also features cajon player and singer Willy Jordan and guitarist/pianist Bob Welsh.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017

Pig out in the Park offers gastronomic bonanza – and a few surprises

This is the second year that Pig Out in the Park has been held on the east end of Riverfront Park to escape the construction at the west end, but …


Our picks for Pig Out: 10 booths worth visiting at Spokane’s annual food festival

With 225 menu items at 44 food vendors – plus three adult beverage gardens – there’s a lot to choose from at Pig Out in the Park. Here’s a preview …


Pig Out in the Park: Come for the food, stay for the music

The six-day food festival features 85 concerts on three stages.


Built to Spill, Elvin Bishop, maybe Grouplove: Festival season in Spokane shaping up nicely

One day, three announcements. Music fans, get ready.


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: Cowboy Mouth brings the feel of a Southern tent revival without religion

Don’t expect to stand still and stone-faced at a Cowboy Mouth show. The New Orleans rockers, who headline Pig Out in the Park’s Lilac Stage on Sunday, demand attention with …


Pig Out offers a musical feast, too

Here’s a look at some of the big names hitting the three Pig Out in the Park stages over Labor Day weekend. For a full music schedule, visit


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 …


Pig Out’s music man has seen event grow

Craig Heimbigner has been the guy behind the music at Pig Out in the Park for three decades, and the event has ballooned to nearly a week full of live …


Pig Out in the Park: Flavors, music await

The gastronomical delight that is Spokane’s Pig Out in the Park is back this weekend, with the usual mix of the sublime and the deep-fried ridiculous. There are 45 food …


Pig Out in the Park: Check out Junior Brown, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Everyone Orchestra

Pig Out in the Park, now in its 36th year, has become one of the more bittersweet signposts of the season: It’s still the best annual event specializing in cheap …


Pig Out in the Park: Check out Junior Brown, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Everyone Orchestra

Pig Out in the Park, now in its 36th year, has become one of the more bittersweet signposts of the season: It’s still the best annual event specializing in cheap …


Pig Out: Bands to check out

Pig Out in the Park, as its name suggests, is food extravaganza. But with more than 70 performers on three stages over six days, it’s a chance to pig out …


Los Lobos to play Pig Out in the Park

Pig Out in the Park has come to represent something quite bittersweet: It’s a free festival, six days of wall-to-wall food, beer and music, but it also signals the end …


Revived Zombies bring old, new music to Pig Out stage

In retrospect, it’s kind of a miracle that the Zombies didn’t fade into obscurity after their 1960s heyday. They were one of the seminal groups of the British Invasion, they …


Revived Zombies bring old, new music to Pig Out stage

In retrospect, it’s kind of a miracle that the Zombies didn’t fade into obscurity after their 1960s heyday. They were one of the seminal groups of the British Invasion, they …


Pig Out adds $3 bites to lineup

Labor Day weekend signals a lot of things – the days are shorter, nights are colder, school goes back into session and everyone braces for a brutal Spokane winter. But …


2013 Pig Out In The Park schedule

2013 PIG OUT IN THE PARK Free Live Entertainment