"Farm, Family, Fun”


Convention Dates and Location

July 18-20, 2019

Beloit and Sharon, Wisconsin

Hosted by Jill Johnson

Convention Fees

$100 for 2 days per person

$50 for 1 day per person

Mail Fees by June 15, 2019 to:

Happy Pig Collectors Club

Box 244

Macomb, IL  


Hotel Information

Room arrangements have been made at the Hampton Inn.  (2750 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI).  The phone number is (608) 362-6000.  (If calling for registrations, be sure to mention the club).

Room rate for the Hampton Inn is $159 per night.  (Pets are $50 extra)

Another hotel option is the Home2 Suites by Hilton that is located right next door to the Hampton Inn.  The Hampton Inn and Home2 Suites are both run by Hilton.

Room rate for the Home2 Suites is $174 per night.

The Beloit area has many hotel options that feature different amenities and have different room rates.  Other very close-by hotels include:

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

2784 Milwaukee Road

(608) 365-2200

Quality Inn

2786 Milwaukee Road

(608) 362-2666

Roadeway Inn

2956 Milwaukee Road

(608) 364-4000

Super 8

2790 Milwaukee Road

(608) 365-6000

Thursday, July 18, 2019

  • 6:00 pm - Meet and Greet at Jersey's Bar & Grill (located right out the side door of the Hampton Inn at 2770 Milwaukee Road) - You will be ordering off the menu.  Please note:  This meal is not included in the convention fees.

Friday, July 19, 2019

  •  6:00 am to 10:00 am - Friday Breakfast. Breakfast is provided at the hotel.  The Hampton Inn servers both hot and cold breakfast items.  The cost is included in the room rate.
  • 9:00 am to noon - We will meet at Jill's farm.  You will tour Jill's house, barn, and outbuildings at your leisure.  There will be pigs galore!  Noon meal will be served at the farm.  Country-style music will be played by a local group.  Dress casually, but piggish for sure!!!
  • 1:00 pm - We will be driving to a new, ultra-modern dairy farm.  Cows will be mliked as they move by us on a carousel.  The owner will give us a short talk.  After the milking demonstration, we will travel back to the pond recreation area owned by Jill and her brother and sister-in-law.  Activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, swimming, fishing, a zip line or just relaxing until supper..  Picnic tables, a pavilion, a port-a-potty, and lawn chairs are all available.  Relax on anything available!  If you want to go back to Jill's, it is only down the road.
  • 6:00 pm - We will have supper at the pond.  There will be a bonfire if anyone cares to stay or even camp overnight.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

  • 6:00 - 10:00 am - Breakfast at the hotel
  • 8:00 am - Buy, Sell, and Trade - Hampton Inn Convention Room
  • 11:00 am - Show and Tell - Hampton Inn Convention Room -   Bring something new, unique, or just fun.  Or, maybe your pig has a great story behind it.  No matter what, bring a pig to share!!
  • Noon - Lunch - Hampton Inn Convention Room
  • Afternoon - Free Time - Please take this time to explore Beloit and the surrounding area or you may go back to Jill's farm or the pond.  South Beloit has a great antique mall only a short distance from the hotel.  More information on Beloit will be handed out at the convention.
  • 6:00 pm - Dinner - Hampton Inn Convention Room - The "Best Pig" contest winner will be announced.  (This year's Best Pig Contest is a "Pig Family".  Don't forget to enter your winner.  Voting will take place after all the entries are in.  After dinner we will have out annual business meeting led by Head Hog M'Liss Hay.  After the meeting we will hold our famous raffle.  We will also be taking a group picture of all the attendees that is sure to make us smile for years to come!!