North to south, east to west, it was
all the best in at the Pigs and Swigs Festival on Saturday
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[June 13, 2018]
the early birds, Saturday’s lower temperatures were just right for a
pleasant ‘Run Hog Wild’ 5K. At 8 a.m. roughly 85 participants came
out and enjoyed the event hosted by the Lincoln Park District.
Then later in the morning and going well into the
night there was certainly plenty to see this year during the Pigs &
Swigs Festival held in downtown regions of Lincoln.
The streets were lined with food vendors and barbecue grills on
every block and the spicy sweet smoke piqued taste buds.
Shoppers in Scully Park walked through several tents as part of a
flea market, where children played in bounce houses and petted
animals at a petting zoo exhibit.
A bags tournament was held on the Historic Downtown Courthouse
Square as part of the Wine and Craft Beer side of the festival.
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Saturday was also the second day of the Dock Dogs
competition, where dogs and their handlers competed to see which dog
could retrieve a toy the quickest or jump the farthest, with a pool
of water in front of them.
There were also multiple musicians popping up along the square,
including local bluegrass musicians Danny Tackett, Polly Sampson and
Jimmy Birkey; Tom Ricker and Bruce Bergethon playing the guitar,
ukulele, harmonica, and the fiddle; Dave Berchtold from Minier; and
Brian Stear, and Bradford Walsh from Mount Pulaski.