The Chaves County 4-H and FFA Fair’s Pignitary Pig Show contestants broke out the Silly String Thursday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo)
Everyone was in for a bit of laughter and good times at the Pignitary Pig Show Thursday afternoon as the Chaves County 4-H and FFA Fair wound down.
But if it were a contest for best behaved, the pigs would have won the prize.
Luckily for the audience, all rules were broken as costumed characters and their swines entered the ring one-by-one.
“I thought it was really funny,” said Kirsten Sparkman, who said she tries to see the show every other year.
Her favorite was a woman character dressed up as a male county farmer, who brought a lamb instead of a pig.
“This is my first year watching the full show,” said her friend Amber Hurst.
A Silly String fight broke out. But not before a matador entered with his bucking pig that had a set of horns attached to its back. All the while, they dodged a male fairy that attempted to leap around every so often.
The pigs appeared to bury their snouts in shame.
The show is judged and contestants are given prizes. Each character is allowed to answer extra-credit questions and could call on the audience for help.
The Big Bacon prize was awarded to “Steve Irwin: Crocodile Hunter,” the Little Bacon prize was given to “Minion from ‘Despicable Me,’” the Swankiest Swine prize was handed to “Tinker Bell” and “Leprechaun;” and the Biggest Ham was given to “Irish Lucky Charms.”
The Wool Lead event preceded the Pignitary Pig Show, and featured girls and a boy, ages 2 to 15. The children wore homemade garments that had to be at least 60 percent wool.
They also brought lambs into the show ring.