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Hogtober Events Edition
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Saturday - October 24th
10 am to 6 pm

Historic Downtown Elgin

    Hogeye IS Happening - Rain or Shine!    

Pre-Festival Activities Thursday & Friday 

See more information below or visit HogeyeFestival.com  See Full Press Release Here!

Austin Steam Train Association will be at Hogeye this year with the 1960 No. 442 diesel locomotive. Rides will be 20 minutes long, departing from Veteran’s Memorial Park every 40 minutes from 11:00 am - 4:20 pm. Tickets are available at Austin Steam Train at the link below.  
Austin Steam Train

special display at the museum

Elgin Depot Museum - Hogeye Happenings

The Elgin Historical Assn. is excited to announce that a special traveling exhibit called, "Quanah & Cynthia Ann Parker: A Pictorial Exhibit of Their Story," will open as part of the coming Hogeye Festival on Saturday, October 24.  It consists of over 40 rarely seen photos as they make their way around Texas, initiated by the Texas Heritage Trails program.  In 1836 Cynthia Ann was taken by a Comanche raiding party, and over years, she became wife to a Comanche Chief and mother to their children, including Quanah. Cynthia Ann was taken back by Texas Rangers. Quanah became a very important Comanche leader. Many people know the basic story, and this show will demonstrate the tragedy of these two courageous individuals.  The exhibit will remain in Elgin until the end of the year.

In addition to the Quanah Parker exhibit opening, the Depot Museum will also be exhibiting a model layout of the area around Elgin Depot produced by the SANTRAK Model Railroad Association. Raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win this setup along with a working train. The winning ticket will be drawn on December 12th you do not need to be present to win.

The Depot Museum we will have a small exhibit of Indian artifacts collected in the Elgin area and some from New Mexico. Cristin Embree, an EHA member as well as a member of the Mary Christian Burleson Foundation board, will have a photo booth outside where people can have their photographs taken by a professional photographer. She will also have the Indian artifacts and will show and explain them to visitors.
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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

Hogalicious Desert Contest: test those recipes! Thursday October 22nd, 6 pm at Elgin Local Goods, 201 N Main, Adult / Youth Registration form  or  Professional form

Pearls Before Swine Art Show – Thursday, October 22nd at 6 pm, opening reception at 107 North 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 - Regulator's Sports Bar & Grill - 
    202 South Avenue C - 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 2015 Hogeye T-shirt.  
Drawing will take place on Wednesday October 21st 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 24, 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 
  The Elgin Public Library will be accessible for early voting!  

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 23 years more than $11 million has been reinvested in Elgin’s downtown district as a Texas Main Street City!

Special Thanks to our Sponors for making Hogeye a success each year. 

Hogeye Sponsros
River Valley Farmer's Market

River Valley Farmer's Market

Saturday 10/24 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

Saturday, October 31, from 5 to 7 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.

****** Mary Christian Burleson House - Benefit Event ****** 

Family History Seminar - includes lunch!  Research your family tree!
Find details and registration information on the 
City Calendar on November 7th. 

Happy Hogtober!  See You at Hogeye!

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