12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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On October 8, 2022 from 12-7 pm, Pigtown Main Street will present the 20th Annual Pigtown Festival, a family-friendly event that celebrates the character and history of one of Baltimore’s most unique neighborhoods. Thousands will visit our funky neighborhood to experience another spectacular festival while dancing to live music, enjoying food and drink, and browsing arts and craft stands. Families will enjoy an amazing KidZone, with hat making, baseball throwing, and, of course, cheer on their favorite pig at the iconic “Squeakness” pig races.

“This is our 20th Annual Pigtown Festival! We’re working hard to make it the best yet” said Daniel Khoshkepazi, Main Street Manager at Pigtown Main Street.” Our food trucks will be selling some of Baltimore’s best eats and the festival beer tent will sell our staple drinks that include beers, wine and Pigtown Crushes.

Highlighted activities

  • Live music! Groove to  Rufus Roundtree & Da B’More Brass Factory, Tony Waddy’s Hot Mess, and Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomers!
  • Pig Races. “Squeakness,” Baltimore’s only Pig Races returns!
  • Learn the Pigtown Shuffle and sing along to the Pigtown Anthem
  • Enjoy Festive food, local brews and shopping from over 80 vendors
  • The  KidZone Stage will feature a performance by American Idol’s amazing Katyrah Love.,
  • The KidZone is better than ever with even more FREE activities. The Tattered Hatters , Ferrets and Friends, SCRAP B-more, Velocity Center for Dance Performance, appearance by the Oriole Bird and baseball lessons by BUBA and more!

The festival is made possible by the generosity of this year’s sponsors, which include

Definitive Title, Results1Realty, WORK Printing and Graphics, Culinary Architecture, Zeke’s Coffee, Mayorga Coffee, Total Health Care, Blank Slate Development, Southern Galvanizing, Len the Plumber, FoodFyt, Harbor Design, Hammerjacks, Baltimore Main Street, Baltimore National Heritage Foundation and more.

Proceeds will benefit Pigtown Main Street, whose mission is to revitalize the Washington Boulevard commercial corridor – Pigtown’s main business artery – through events, support for small businesses, and clean, green, and safe initiatives.

The 20th Annual Pigtown Festival offers something for everyone and will take place rain or shine. After you are done with the Pigtown Festival, don’t forget to also visit another Southwest Baltimore Festival- The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards on October 9 at the Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum at 203 N. Amity Street, Baltimore City, MD 21223!

About Pigtown Main Street

Pigtown Main Street is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the commercial revitalization of the Washington Boulevard commercial corridor. Founded in 2000, we are an original member of Baltimore Main Streets (a program of the Baltimore Development Corporation), and we are an accredited National Main Streets member organization.

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