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Hogtober Events Edition

Fantastic handmade crafts and food. 
Over 90 arts & crafts vendors, 17 children’s activity vendors
and 45 food booths!!! 

Pre-Festival Activities Thursday & Friday 

See more information below or visit HogeyeFestival.com  

See Full Press Release Here!


1st Annual Over Yonder Film Festival

Elgin High School teachers joined forces with Elgin
Main Street Board adding a Film Festival element to
he popular Hogeye Festival. OVER YONDER FILM FESTIVAL will be Saturday, October 22 at 3pm at the Cotton Oil Mill downtown. Over Yonder brings area professional filmmakers together
with promising student filmmakers in a unique film screening environment. “We believe professionals and students in Texas can benefit from each other’s filmmaking experi-ences, so we want to create a venue for students and feature filmmakers alike.” said Chuck Joseph, film teacher and cofounder of the Over Yonder Film Festival.
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Pre-Hogeye Activities & Events

Think Pink Thursdays!  Wear your Pink or Vintage Hogeye T-shirts every Thursday in October Don't get OINKED!  Send us your picture for a chance to win Hogeye Goodies!

Hogalicious Desert Contest: test those recipes! Thursday October 20th, 6 pm at Eva Mae's Kitchen, 313 N Main, Adult / Youth Registration form  or  Professional form

Pearls Before Swine Art Show – Thursday, October 20th at 6 pm, opening reception at Elgin Local Goods, 104 N Main Street. Open Friday and Saturday 10 - 6. See Elgin Arts Association 

- Thursday through Saturday, Avenue C between Depot and Central. Unlimited rides for one price Thursday and Friday evenings, opens at 10 am Saturday.

Hampetition and Hogtests of All Kinds!

Hogeye brings out the fun with contests that you can join in, judge, or just watch!  

There's something to please Hogs to Piglets and everyone in between!

  • Gordon Swenson Memorial Pork Cook-Off - Chamber of Commerce lot -
    114 Central Ave. - Check In Friday 5 - 7:30 pm, Saturday 6:30 am - Flyer

  • Lindsy Kay Wing Memorial Children's Pet Parade - First State Bank parking lot -
    207 N Main Street - Registration 9 am - Judging 9:30 am - Flyer

  • Road Hog Car Show - From Avenue B to Main Street on Central Avenue.
    Central & Ave B Check In 8 am - $20 Registration on site - Awards 3 pm - Flyer

  • In A Pig's Eye Dart Contest - El Maguey - 101 S Main Street - 1 to 5 pm - $8 Registration - Flyer

  • Cow Patty Bingo - Because Splatter Matters! Get your raffle tickets on site - 
    West 1 St - 4 pm - Hosted by the Friends of Elgin Parks - Flyer

Speaking of Contests!   Thanks for reading our Hogtober Edition of the eNews.

Click here for a chance to 
Win an Official 2016 Hogeye T-shirt.  
Drawing will take place on Wednesday October 19th at 4pm. 

FREE Festival Shuttle! 

Park at the Elgin Park & Ride on Hwy 95 North -
(just past Main Street by Elgin Memorial Park) 
ride the free festival shuttle to Avenue C & 1st Street
Shuttle runs every 15 minutes from 10 am to 6 pm

Street Closures

The City of Elgin will close the following streets on Saturday October 22, from 4 am until 8 pm for the festival: No parking on these streets from 10 pm Friday to 8 pm Saturday.

  • Main Street from Lexington to Austin Street
  • Avenue C from Austin Street to First Street 
  • Central Avenue, Depot Street, from Main Street to Avenue A
  • First Street from Avenue E to Avenue C
  • 2nd Street from Avenue E to Avenue C 

Hogeye & Main Street
The Hogeye Festival is produced by the Elgin Main Street Board, an organization supporting downtown revitalization, the City of Elgin, and underwritten by area businesses. Proceeds from the festival go toward downtown improvement projects ranging from new sidewalks, to beautification. Elgin is a Texas Main Street City and has been recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as a National Main Street Community since 1989. Over the past 25 years more than $11 million has been reinvested in Elgin’s Historic Downtown District as a Texas Main Street City!

Special Thanks to our Sponsors for making Hogeye a success!

Hogeye Sponsors
River Valley Farmer's Market

River Valley Farmer's Market

Saturday 10/22 ONLY – the Farmer’s Market will be next to Prosperity Bank (parking lot on Main Street) during the Hogeye Festival.

Make your market shopping list now - grass-fed beef, pork, chicken, fresh bacon, eggs, honey, baked goods, pecan products, and craft items, including soaps and jewelry.

Halloween - Safe Trick or Treat Trail

Monday, October 31, from 6 to 8 pm bring the kids for trick or treating in Historic Downtown Elgin. This safe alternative includes treats & games available from local businesses and clubs in Veterans’ Memorial Park, downtown businesses, First Baptist Church, & the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department.

Businesses may sign up for a free booth by contacting Michael Gonzalez at 512-285-6190.

Happy Hogtober!  See You at Hogeye!

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