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Past Hogfests

ENGLEFELD HOGFEST

Come celebrate Hogfest with us!
Fr. Florian Renneberg
In 1972, Father Florian Renneberg, our parish priest, convinced the Recreation Board to organize the Hogfest as a fundraiser. The idea tookKoenders Giant Pig hold and has become an annual event for the town. Come and enjoy the many activities throughout the weekend. Festivities start on Friday with a ball tournament, wiener roast and beer gardens. Shortly after dusk, everyone is treated to a spectacular fireworks display. Watch as a dozen or more whole hogs are placed on spits on Friday evening.  The hogs begin cooking slowly and carry on through the night under constant watch until supper time on Saturday. While the K.C.'s and community helpers barbeque, the ladies orgainize the rest of the cooking and serving of the meal. 

The Hogfest attracts a large crowd and on average around 800 plates are served. The ball tournament finishes on Saturday while the hogs are roasting. Craft tables, bingo and activities for the kids provide something of interest for everyone. A dance with beer gardens follows the supper. The efforts and support of the whole community have helped to make the Hogfest an annual success.

Click here to find some information about  Hogfest 35 (Homecoming 2006).

Englefeld's 40th Hogfest Celebration was  July 1 to July 3, 2011.  Click here to watch the 30 minute Saturday morning parade. 

Click here to watch a 10 minute slideshow of shots around town.

Click here to watch a 3 minute slideshow of our Hogfest pig moving from its spot by Koenders Manufacturing to its permanent home and later that evening the 43rd Hogfest fireworks (June 27, 2014).

Click here to watch an 8 minute video on the making of the "Litte Pig House"  summer of 2015.

Click here to watch a 3 minute video on the history of the giant pig created by Wilf Koenders.

Click here to watch a 5 minute video of "Hogs Around Town" from Hogfest 45 in 2016

Click here to watch a 15 minute video of the Hogfest 45 Parade.

Click here to watch a 6 minute video on Hogfest 45 as recorded by Max TV

Click here to watch a 4 minute video about the pigs that flew at Hogfest 45