Pig-n-Ford Races at the Tillamook Fair

Pig and Ford Races

2008 Pig and Ford Race at the Tillamook County Fair

For over eighty-six years, the annual County Fair in Tillamook, Oregon has featured the world-famous Pig-n-Ford Races.

If you’ve already seen the Calaveras County Jumping Frog Contest and enjoyed it, be sure to add this unique Tillamook event to your to-do-before-you-quit-doing list. The races have been featured on Good Morning America, KATU’s Spirit of the Northwest, National Geographic, YouTube, various internet blogs, and Comedy Central.

The event is held in the Averill Arena at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds, during the annual fair. For 2011,  there will be two qualifying races each on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (August 11,12, & 13) , starting at 5:30 p.m. Winners of these races will compete in the World Championship Finals on Saturday immediately following the two qualifying races. The fair administrators urge us to arrive at the grandstands early. Admission is included in the general fair admission.

Although pigs, Fords, and young men might not normally enjoy partnership, this race involves holding a pig under your arm while cranking and driving an antique Ford (probably a brand-new Ford 86 years ago!). The pigs seem remarkably sanguine about this form of transport.

Read more about the Tillamook Fair Pig n Ford races below:

Tillamook County Fair

For the past 86 years, Tillamook County Fair has hosted the world famous Pig-N-Ford races. If you have not seen these races, it’s worth the trip and price of admission just to experience these races! PIG-N-FORD RACES

Publish Date: 06/28/2011 9:18


Photo Memories: Pig N Ford races at Tillamook County Fair

Pig N Ford races at Tillamook County Fair. Posted by Lon Lasher at 9:39 AM · Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Google Buzz. 0 comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post Older Post Home

Publish Date: 03/19/2011 9:39


Tillamook County Fair | Visitor’s Choice USA

The Tillamook County Fair has Live horse racing & free grandstand shows featuring national talent. It’s also the home of the World Famous Pig-N-Ford Races. For more information visit http://www.tillamookfair.com/

Publish Date: 07/21/2011 13:44


Linda Letters: Tillamook County Fair

Then we witnessed the “highlight” of the Tillamook County Fair, the famous Pig n’ Ford Races. Photos just don’t do this event justice, but let me try to explain. There is some tradition about taking the pigs to market in the old Model T

Publish Date: 08/19/2008 1:00


Tillamook County Fair, Oregon

Pig-N-Ford races have been held for over 40 years and often attract standing-room-only crowds to the Tillamook County Fair grandstand. You know something unusual is about […] This is a post from the USA Travel Ideas site.

Publish Date: 08/31/2008 5:12


One Response

  1. Isabel August 17, 2015 at 7:12 am #

    Date of the Pig Races this year – 2015?

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