The day of the year every Davis foodie waits for is almost here. The Davis Farmers Markets 21st annual Pig Day will take place this weekend in Central Park. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, baby pigs, people dressed in pig costumes and pig-based foods will inhabit downtown.
The festival, which celebrates pigs, food and local agriculture, is the Market Executive Director Randii MacNear’s favorite market event. She has been managing the market since before Pig Day’s inception two decades ago.
Arts and crafts projects will be available for children. Pig ears, pig tails, pig noses, piggie faces, as well as painting piggie bank booths will be all be housed at the market.
There will be musical performances from The Peter Franklin Band and Regal Beezers. Regal Beezers will also host “Tots’ and Babies’ Dance” at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the Market Shed end of the market pavilion.
Food vendors from the market will offer piggie cookies and pops, along with other meat options such as pigs-in-a-blanket and corn dogs. The Food Bank of Yolo County will be serving a farm breakfast of pancakes, bacon and juice, with proceeds benefiting the local community.
— Angela Swartz