Yup… Pig Races
I am not exactly sure how I have lived in this area as long as I have and never been to the Pig Races… but now I know I have truly lived.
About 30 miles from Brainerd, in Leader Minnesota, every Friday and Saturday evening at 7 p.m. are the pig races. The small town is the home of a gas station and a restaurant, so it is easy to find out behind the restaurant, for a $1.00 cover, some pretty interesting entertainment.
If you have yound children I would highly recommend this event as they have many games during the night oriented towards the kids. Hula hoop contests, jump rope, bouncy balls, and a time when the kids all are part of looking for $1.00 bills in a pile of saw dust.
The pigs are little guys with numbers on their backs. They come into the arena, 5 at a time and names of people in the audiance are drawn to choose a pig. If your pig wins the race you win a t – shirt, kids win a toy. Every two races they take a break for a game, for kids and a few for adults that are just as funny like the horse race and red neck horse shoes which is performed using a toilet seat as the horse shoe.
If you go, I would recommend going early. The food is pretty good in the restaurant and you will want to get a good spot to see the pigs.
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