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Nov 1, 2013 7:38 PM by Allison Bourne-Vanneck

Louisiana Swine Festival

Pigs are the talk of the town this weekend in Basile at the Louisiana Swine Festival. Excitement over rides and pigs can be found everywhere.

"Lot's of things to do, lot's of food too," festival attendee Charles Walker said.

Food like brats, sausages, and hogs on a stick are all part of this celebration in Basile.

"This becomes the event for many people it's like a homecoming," past president of the Louisiana Swine Festival Darrel Lejeune said. He says even though Basile is no longer the hub of the swine industry, the community still embraces the festival and its tradition.

"We continue it not only to celebrate the food that the swine gives to us, but the comradeship of the community, the fellowship of the community," Lejeune said. "We like to focus on music and just having a good time," he said.

"We used to have show pigs that we'd show but we don't anymore. But we just still carry it on as our festival for Louisiana," Basile Mayor Berline Boone said.

As the festival carries on for its 48th year, festival attendees have one piece of advice.

"Come out and enjoy," Walker said.



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