In fact, the area has been deemed the Home of Swine Improvement in America, thanks to the trailblazing efforts of local farmers and the late Wilbur Bruner, who established the first swine testing station in 1946.
The festival offers arts, crafts, live entertainment and of course, lots of food. About 125,000 people devour 54,000 pounds of meat served at this festival every year. This delicious celebration of farm-to-plate will have meat eaters in constant drool mode.
Here are three things you definitely should not pass up.
Most everyone loves bacon, but have you had farm fresh bacon? Your local grocer has nothing on this festival’s Country Store. In addition to fresh bacon, you can purchase ham, loin, ribs, roast pork, sausage, pork chops, jerky and more.
2.) PORK CHOP DINNER
The festival’s Chop Stop features a meal that would fill up most appetites. The meal comes with a barbecued pork chop, potato wedges, applesauce, a dinner roll, a slice of pie and a drink for $8. You can add a second chop for $2. That’s a solid deal.
3.) PANCAKES AND SAUSAGE
No need to stop for breakfast before hitting the Pork Festival because the organizers have that waiting for you from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Each breakfast comes with pancakes, fresh smoked sausage and a drink ($7 adults, $4 for children).
WANT TO GO?
What: Preble County Pork Festival
When: Sept. 16; 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Sept. 17; 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Preble County Fairgrounds, 722 S. Franklin St., Eaton