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Swine Time Festival
Posted at 8:15 AM, Nov 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-23 06:13:56-05

CLIMAX, Ga. (WTXL) -- If you're sick of the Thanksgiving turkey, then you know it's swine time! 

The Swine Time Festival is back again in the town of Climax, Georgia. The annual event is always the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. 

Each year, thousands of visitors fill up the tiny Decatur County town. 

The annual celebration is all about bringing the family together for a day of fun. 

Everything kicks off with the annual parade down Main Street.

There's plenty of contests, including best dressed pig, corn shucking, hog calling, eating chitterlings, pig racing, syrup making, baby crawling and the greased pig chase.

You can also take a walking tour through the historic log cabin, depot, old courthouse, school and original voting precincts. 

There are also three stages with live entertainment, plus plenty of arts and crafts, games and rides for kids and lots of food. 

The Swine Time Festival is Saturday, November 28 at 620 New Street in Climax, Georgia. 

For campers, spaces with water and electricity are  $15 per night. Self-contained camper spaces available at $5 per night.

For more information, call (229) 461-2511.