It's time to squeal with excitement! The Happy Pig Collectors Convention is back! Come celebrate the club's 25th convention in September in Cadiz, Kentucky. Convention dates are September 23, 24 & 25, 2021.
Cadiz, Kentucky is known for their annual Ham Festival. 2021 marks the 45th year of the Ham Festival. All around Cadiz and especially downtown, you can see pigs decorated and painted all different colors and designs. More than 50 pigs can be spotted all around town and their numbers are growing. They aren't in pens and they aren't tied up. They are out for our enjoyment.
Although the festival is in the beginning of October, the pigs will be out in time for our convention.
Cadiz and Trigg County celebrate the pig and genuine local delicious country ham.
Cadiz also has many antique malls. Who wants to go pig shopping?
Janet Booth will be hosting this years convention.
Convention fee will be:
$125.00 for per person two days
$65.00 for per person one day
(Fee includes breakfast, lunch & dinner on Friday & Saturday)
Send your registration fees by September 1, 2021 to
The Happy Pig Collectors Club
PO Box 8081
(If paying by check or money order, please make payable to "The Happy Pig Collectors Club")
We need to get a count so we can better plan the convention. If you are attending, please email Jill Johnson to let her know. Her email is email@example.com. Or, you can email Janet Booth, our hostess. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Convention dates: September 23, 24 & 25
Plan to stay at the beautiful
Lake Barkley State Resort Park
3500 State Park Road
Cadiz, KY 42211
Rooms per night, plus tax are:
Thursday is $79.95
Friday and Saturday is $119.95
*** Reservations must be made by August 2, 2021 to get our special rate. ***
Rooms are down a few steps and our room block includes two handicap-accessible rooms for those that may need it.
When you call to make your reservation, make sure to tell the hotel that you are with The Happy Pig Collectors Club to get our special rate.
Cabins are available to rent if you want to bring your family.
The convention agenda is in the process of being finalized. A more detail agenda, including meals, will be published in September.
The convention will start with dinner on Thursday, September 23, 2021. This meal is not included in the convention fee. You will be responsible for paying for this dinner.
Favorite (Covid) Mask at dinner on Friday, September 24, 2021
Have a favorite pig related mask you wore during the pandemic? Bring it with you. You might win a prize.
Best Pig at dinner on Saturday, September 25, 2021
Since our hotel is on the lake, this year's Best Pig contest will have something to do with water. It could be a pig on a boat, a pig surfing, a pig water pitcher, or a pig watering can. Anything pig and water related. I know you will come up with some great ideas!
Buy, Sell & Trade
Have pig items that you don't have room for or no longer want? Bring them with you and participate in our Buy, Sell & Trade event. Don't worry if you do not have items to sell or trade; you can always buy pig items sold by other HPCC members.
Show & Tell
This year for Show and Tell we are asking you bring a pig or two that reminds you of Gene. If you don't have an item that reminds you of Gene, perhaps you have a fun, interesting, or unique pig item that you would like to share. Gene always loved the chance to see some pigs in your collection so we will honor his memory this way.
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