Yes, you read it correctly. One of the funniest features at the Alaska State Fair is the Kenai Peninsula Racing Pigs. A racing track is set up and they hold qualifying heats before the real race starts. I found it quite hilarious, but then again, I have been very tired with the hours I'm keeping and almost everything seems hilarious.
Here they are running at break-neck speed. NOT. They actually seemed to be power walking.
Now they are resting after such strenuous activity. I think they look pretty cute here. The trainer said that the pigs start racing at 11 weeks and race for about a year. We all know what happens after that.
The pigs have very humorous names, like Spamela Anderson (had trouble keeping her jersey on), Hamlet, Pigasus and Kevin Bacon.
Tune in tomorrow to meet our booth neighbors, The Tamale Ladies!