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‘Pig Day Out’ at Pike Place Market

by Bruce Rutledge, the North American Post
The Pike Place Market Foundation will be celebrating the Year of the Pig/Boar this March 1 with a day of prizes, events, and pig races. Festivities kick off at 11am with a chance tow in hotel packages, custom art, and more.
Events will be held throughout the day, including the unveiling of JuJu, the Golden Pearl, a pig sculpture created by local artist Zuolie Deng. Along the North Cobblestones at the Market, pig races will be held from 1pm. The pigs will run on a track of wood shavings to protect the hooves. The foundation is working with All-Alaskan Racing Pigs to make sure the pigs are well taken care of during the races.
The Pig Pen Beer Garden & S’winery will be open from 1 to 7:30 at the MarketFront, providing sweeping views of Elliott Bay and what remains of the Viaduct.
Proceeds from the event go to support the homeless and low-income communities around the Market.
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