Our Town Butler: "It's All About the Pigs"

ButlerFest continues this weekend in Butler, Ala. The town uses the slogan, “It’s All About the Pigs!” in describing this 'Memphis in May' sanctioned cooking event.

Ongoing activities include an historical walking tour of downtown and a business open house. Details are available at the Chamber of Commerce Information Tent, on the town square, on the south side of the courthouse.

Butler Fest also features a carnival for children, over 75 arts, crafts and food vendors.

Events for Saturday, Oct. 11
4:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Bass Tournament at Tuscahoma Landing

7 a.m.
Registration of 5K run, 2 Mile Walk & Fun Run. Registration to take place in front of the Butler Town Hall. Route information can be picked up during registration or at the Chamber of Commerce information tent.

7 a.m.
Set-up will start for Little Porkers

7 a.m.
Registration for Antique Car Show, Truck & Motorcycle Exhibit. West Academy Street.

8 a.m.
Start of 5K Run & 2 Mile Walk & Fun Run

Vendors will be set-up on the square for food, arts & crafts.

8a.m. - 9 a.m.
MIM Judges Check in at GP Tent

9:15 a.m.
MIM Judges Briefing at GP Tent

10 a.m.
Award Ceremony for 5K, 2 Mile Walk & Fun Run in front of Choctaw County Public Library

10 a.m.
ButlerFest 2006 Begins at Grand Stand with Prayer & Opening Remarks from
Butler Mayor, Ben Smith and other dignitaries.

10 a.m.
Antique & Late Model Car Show located at Carquest Parking Lot on Riderwood Drive & Alabama Street.

10 a.m.
MIM Judging of Whole Hog at Fire Hall

10:30 a.m .
Local talent - singers throughout the day under instruction of Mr. Boney. Located at the grandstand area.

11:15 a.m
MIM Shoulder Judging at Fire Hall

11:50 a.m.
Hog Calling Contest—grandstand, with special appearance by Charlotte the Pig!

12:30 p.m .
MIM Rib Judging at Fire Hall

1:15 p.m.
Turn in Sauce at Fire Hall for Judging. Judges Check-in for Sauce (GP Tent)

1:45 p.m.
MIM Final Judging

2:00 p.m.
Judges Check-in for Sauce Judging at GP Hospitality Tent

2:30 p.m.
Sauce Judging at Fire Hall

Judges for Little Porkers to GP Hospitality Tent

4:30 p.m.
Little Porkers turn meat in for judging.

6:00 p.m.
Announcement MIM Winners, Little Porkers and Bass Tournament Winners

8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Grand Finale, Kattawar Brothers Perform.

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