Get ready! It’s that time again for squeals and spills at the 10th annual Wild Hog Explosion and All Bike Rally set to kick off March 16th and 17th! This fun - filled weekend includes the hilarious Wild Hog Catch, the always crowd pleasing BBQ Cook-Off, and an awesome All Bike Rally! And, let’s not forget about the bicycle rodeo for the kiddos!
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! Then, match up the size and weight of the hogs and humans, 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 tons of laughs!
But that’s not all folks! Plan to 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, we have commercial booths and a CTBA sanctioned Cook-Off competition! Visit the cookers where you can nibble at the competition’s meats or buy a plate lunch and “Pig Out!” YUM! All proceeds go to the Bandera County Kronkosky Library.
It’s not just other people getting in on all the action; you can compete for prizes too! Enter the Hog Catch and have a chance to win a great belt buckle! Enter the BBQ Cook-Off to win trophies and bragging rights, as well as cash prizes! Don’t feel like bringing out your grill? No worries! You can enter the Bloody Mary or Best Margarita Competitions! Wow!
Sounds like quite the fun filled day? Well, 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 Texas 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 pm at the Longhorn Saloon located at 1307 Main Street. 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 the on-site bike registration, El Jacalito’s delicious breakfast tacos, and instructions for the Poker Run. First Bike Out will be at 10:00 am, last Bike In will be at 4:00 pm 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 Association at the Mansfield Park RV Park and then riders can make the “Pie Run” to Love Creek Orchards Apple Store in Medina!
What an exciting weekend! For more information, or to enter any of the competitions, check out the website at www.wildhogexplosion.com. To participate as a sponsor, call Genie Strickland, Event Coordinator at 830-796-4447. Gates open at 10:00 am!