Don't let the scorching summer heat sully your fondness for swine. Pig-A-Palooza will take place Saturday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at McClatchy Park (3500 5th Ave., Sacramento), with a big pig roasting dinner, chef's competition and more. Temperatures are expected to shoot well into the triple digits on Saturday, so this event will have cooling misters on stand-by plus plenty of beer, cider and other beverages to help beat the heat.
A high pressure front is also predicted for the cooking competition, in which some of Sacramento's leading chefs will try and impress a judging panel with their best pork dishes. Participants include: Brad Cecchi (Grange), Ian MacBride (Lucca), Luis Becerra (Dad's Kitchen) and chef Annicette Benson.
The event also features kids' events and many plates of pulled pork.
Proceeds from this veritable pig out go towards the Oak Park Farmers Market. Tickets cost $25 for general admission, $50 VIP tickets and $12.50 for kids 12 and under. Note that service fees also apply when ordered online. Order them here.