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Must-see: Circle 'C' Racing Pigs

Posted October 21, 2013

Racing pigs take off at Hogway Speedway during the NC State Fair.

— Racing pigs have been a tradition at the N.C. State Fair for years and the Circle "C" Racing Pigs are a huge attraction every year. 

These shows are always packed! No matter what time of day you go, so make sure to go at least 30 minutes early and grab a seat. And maybe have a snack – hit the nearby log cabin for some tasty brownies, muffins or eclairs - while you wait. 

I saw my first race at Hogway Speedway on Monday and it won't be my last. 

There is just something about watching piglets with names like Piggy Gordon race around the track to dine on cheese puffs.

The show is presented by Circle "C" Farm, of Newton, N.C. They have been racing pigs for more than a decade. And it isn't only pigs you can see taking to the speedway. Even some cute little ducks and goats get in on the action! 

Here's a video of what to expect when you head to Hogway Speedway at the State Fairgrounds: 

NC State Fair Piglets race at State Fair

NC State Fair Ducks race at NC State Fair

Catch the Circle "C" Racing Pigs near Gate 9 at 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m. It is a free show, but the little ones might want some hog swag, including $2 pig noses.


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