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Bandera Library Celebrates 9th Annual Wild Hog Explosion

Get Ready! It’s time for Squeals and Spills at the 9TH-Annual Wild Hog Explosion and All Bike Rally! Set to kick off the last weekend of Spring Break, March 18TH AND 19TH. This fun-filled weekend includes the hilarious Wild Hog Catch, the crowd-pleasing Pork Rib Cook-Off and an awesome All Bike Rally. New this year will be a great carnival- Merriams Midway Shows for the kids and kid in you!

What exactly is The Wild Hog Explosion? Well, first you start with about 150 wild hogs that vary in size and age. Then you take a group of willing humans that also vary in size and age. Match up the size and weight, put them all in a ring, and challenge the humans to catch the smart, fast, and loud wild hogs. The object is to catch the hog, place him in a burlap sack, and get him to the finish line. Teams are judged on time. Most of the time, the hog wins... but not without a lot of action, adventure, and laughs.

That’s not all- spend the day and bring the kids. There will be lots for them to do, beginning with a Bicycle Rodeo, a hog catch for runts (ages 3 & 4), piglets (ages 5 & 6) and Shoats (ages 7 to 9). For Mom, there are arts and crafts, and for Dad, commercial booths and a CTBA-sanctioned Cook-Off competition! Visit the cookers where you can nibble at the competition meats, or buy a plate lunch were you can “Pig-Out!” Yum! All proceeds go to the Bandera County Kronkosky Library.

It’s not just other people getting in on the action- you can compete for prizes too. Enter the Hog Catch and win a great belt buckle! Enter the Cook-Off and win trophies and bragging rights and cash prizes too! Or enter the Lestourgeon’s Bloody Mary Competition or the Best Margarita Competition. Wow! Things get better...lots of music and the All Bike Rally. Enter the Hill Country Poker Run and win great prizes for the best hand. Even the Worst Hand wins. The All Bike Rally features not only a Poker Run through our beautiful hills, but also a “Gone Hog Wild Party” Saturday Night at the Longhorn Saloon featuring great music.

Pre-registration for the All Bike Rally begins on Friday at 6:00 p.m at The Longhorn Saloon at 1307 Main Street in Bandera. Bikers can pre-register for Saturday’s Poker Run and participate in the pre-registration party featuring some really great music! Saturday morning, the event moves to Mansfield Park for on-site bike registration, El Jacalito’s fabulous taco breakfast, and instructions for the Poker Run. First Bike Out will be at 10:00 a.m. Last Bike In will be at 4:00 p.m. and then bikers can participate in a special “Biker” Ride and Shine Competitions at 4:30. Sunday riders can enjoy church services by the Christian Motorcycle Associaiton at the Mansfield Park RV Park and then riders can make the “Pie Run” to Love Creek Orchard Apple Store in Medina. What an exciting weekend!

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The Texas Hill Country, sun splashed hills rolling into the distance, is home to historic towns bursting with character, personalities, and great things to do.
Looking for a fun weekend with festivals, fairs, shopping, food, sightseeing, and more? The Hill Country Current is full of articles, advertising and special events.
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