The Pig Races at the 2015 State Fair of Texas were similar to past years. I enjoyed the pig races, but they were predictable. The Pig Races take place in the Pan-Am Arena. Before the race, four cheerleaders are chosen from the children in the crowd and given pom poms and instructions on how to persuade the crowd to cheer in their assigned sections. During this particular race, one young gentleman was the most entertaining cheerleader in the section across from mine. Our cheerleader was a very cute little girl. Our pig won the race 3 times. The cheerleaders also receive a small stuffed pig plush toy.
There was an exhibition of a baby pig which ran a little around the track. There was also a very large pig that had trouble getting around the track. They explained that they have Oreo cookies for the pigs to eat at the end of the race. The lady who announces the races said that if our pig wins, we get to share that cookie with that pig. Delightful!