FINE FORM: Emily Weber, Jayah Ashton and Lachlan Muller from Peak Crossing State School with pigs in top form for the pig races this weekend.
FINE FORM: Emily Weber, Jayah Ashton and Lachlan Muller from Peak Crossing State School with pigs in top form for the pig races this weekend. Rob Williams

Peak Crossing community gets set for Pig Day Out

WHAT do you get when you cross a pen full of toey piglets with live music, market stalls and a mechanical bull?

A Pig Day Out, of course.

Peak Crossing State School will be transformed into a fair ground this Saturday afternoon for the annual pig racing event.

Now in its seventh year, the event has recently moved to the school, which will receive half the money raised from the day.

Event organiser Neil Duddy said the decision to move to the school was partly due to how much the event had grown.

"We've got 30-odd market stall holders and a bucking mechanical bull and huge slide that comes through on the back of a semi-trailer," he said.

"It's become hugely popular."

Other attractions include pony rides and an animal nursery, as well as live music from Mr Duddy, Matti Biskit and The Noisy Minors.

There will be helicopter rides leaving from a nearby oval.

The new venue is not the only change for the muster, with the date changing once again in an attempt to avoid the poor weather that has affected the event so often.

"Because we've had five out of six years it's been wet, I've had it in March, April, and September. We're trying October this time around," Mr Duddy said.

"The pigs don't mind the wet but people don't want to come out."

If it does rain on Saturday Mr Duddy says he won't mind so long as it is only light.

"One to five millimetres I can handle, that'll be a blessing," he said.

The event begins at 3pm. Entry is $10 for adults, and kids under 13 get in for free.



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