Gospel music, softball, pretty babies and fighting firemen at 2015 Pig Roast in Park PDF Print E-mail

Summer is quickly coming to an end, which means that one of the most family-friendly events of every summer is planned this Friday and Saturday, August 7 and 8, at Beechwood Park in Scottsburg.

The 2015 Pig Roast in the Park is the annual fund-raiser for the Scottsburg Beautification Committee. Visitors will find plenty to enjoy in the way of athletic skills, crafts and food.

Pig Roast in the Park takes place in shady Beechwood Park in the heart of Scottsburg. Stage entertainment on both days is free to enjoy. Just bring a blanket or lawn chairs in which to relax. Food will be plentiful, too, as will be events to watch.

Vendors are encouraged to set up for the festival on Friday. Cost is $20 for a 10x10 space for the two days. Those needing electricity will be charged an additional $10. To get a space assignment, call the Mayor’s Office at 812-752-3169. Concessions and other booths will open starting at 6 p.m. on Friday.

A co-ed softball tournament at the park will span the two-day festival and finish up on Sunday, August 9, according to organizers.

The softball tournament will be played on the diamond on the park’s west side. Teams will gather and action will begin some time around 6 p.m. on Friday night. On Saturday, teams will begin play around 9 a.m. Sunday action will complete the tournament.

A horseshoe contest is set for Friday at 6 p.m. Cost is $3 to enter and there is no pre-registration required, simply show up at 5:45 p.m. to register. Players must provide their own horseshoes. For more information, call Chairman Glen Hollins at 1-812-523-2220.

A pretty baby contest sponsored by the Pilot Club of Scott County will start stage events on Saturday, August 8. Registration for the contest will begin at 9 a.m. at the stage. The contest itself will begin at 10 a.m. Entry fee is $5. Age divisions are from birth to three years old for boys and girls. Winners will receive trophies.

Wet and wild firemen’s games will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday on the park’s east side. Entry fee is $20, and more information can be had by calling the Mayor’s office at 812-752-3169.

Motorcycle riders will gather at the park starting at 2:30 p.m. to register for the benefit bike ride at 3 p.m. Cost is $15 per bike or $20 per couple and the cost includes a yummy pork barbecue dinner. More information? Call the Mayor’s office! A cornhole tournament will be held at 4 p.m. on August 8. Registration is from 3 to 3:45 p.m. that day, and cost is $5 per adult. For more information, call L.L. Lowry at 812-595-0679 or the Mayor’s Office.

The popular Pig Roast dinner will be served Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the large shelterhouse at the park. Cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children and will include delicious pork barbecue, bread, potato salad, cole slaw, a dessert and drink.

At 7 p.m., a euchre tournament is scheduled in the shelterhouse at a cost of $5 per person. More information is available by contacting the Mayor’s Office at 812-752-3169.

Of course, Pig Roast in the Park will offer gospel music starting at 6 p.m. on August 7 as well as showcasing a variety of bands on August 8.

The schedule for Friday evening will run through 9:30 p.m. Performers include Redemption Cross, The Colwells, The Stacys, Greg Shuler and the ECM Worship Team. The Rev. David Richie will serve as emcee.

In order, the following bands will perform live on Saturday:

11:00 a.m.: Foe Project.

12:30 p.m.: Hog Head Blues Revue.

2:00 p.m.: Change of Face.

3:30 p.m.: The Breaking Wind.

5:00 p.m.: Boogie Men.

6:30 p.m.: The Blue Hearts.

8:00 p.m.: On the House.

The winner of the beautiful, furnished 2015 Kids House will be announced on the stage after 9 p.m. Tickets will be sold right up to the time that lucky person’s name is announced, so be sure to grab a few chances. Funds raised will benefit the Beautification Committee and its many projects. Cost of tickets: One for $2; three for $5; eight for $10; and 20 for $20.

Fireworks at the festival will be set off some time around 9:30 p.m.

Throughout the local festival, craft and information booths, concessions and kids’ games will be offered.

Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy this year’s Pig Roast in the Park.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2015 08:01