What is the most widely eaten meat in the world? The answer is “Pork,” the culinary name for meat that comes from the domestic pig. Bacon, sausage and ham are just a few examples of food items that come from preserved pork. If you are a fan of the meat, here’s your chance to celebrate everything pork when you attend the annual Preble County Pork Festival being held on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21 in Eaton, Ohio.
Preble County Pork Festival Originally established to promote the area’s pork industry, the Preble County Pork Festival will offer lots and lots of food — from pulled pork to ham sandwiches to pancakes & sausage to ribs to grilled pork chops and much, much more. One sight you don’t want to miss is 2500 pork chops all on a grill at the same time.
Dining choices include a BBQ Pork Chop Smorgasbord ($15 for adults and $6 for children, 5-10), all-you-can-eat Sausage and Pancake Breakfasts ($7 for adults and $4 for children, 5-10) and various food items at the Porkhouse Short Order Restaurant.
Activities at this family-friendly event include the “must-see” pig races, a petting zoo, chainsaw art demonstrations, cooking demonstrations and Fresh Sausage Making demonstrations. Visitors will also be able to watch Fall sports broadcasts on a big screen TV.
The Festival will also hold a parade on Saturday, September 20 and there will be an art & crafts show featuring more than 500 exhibitors.
Some Interesting Statistics about the Pork Festival It is estimated that over a 10 year period, the Preble County Pork Festival has served more than 54,000 pounds of meat including 3880 pounds of ham, 36,620 pounds of pork loin, 1470 pounds of pulled pork, 2300 pounds of bacon, 2480 pounds of ribs and 8590 pounds of sausage and served more than 12,400 Smorgasbord meals.
Hours for the Preble County Pork Festival are 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday and 6:30 a.m. -5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free but there is a charge for any food purchased. Parking is free.
For more information about the Preble County Pork Festival call 937-456-7273 or get online at www.porkfestival.org.
The Festival will be held at the Preble County Fairgrounds located at 722 South Franklin St. in Eaton, Ohio. Eaton is 237 miles rom Cleveland and it is approximately a 3 hour, 40 minute drive.