For being a small town of 779 (according to the 2019 census), Claremont knows how to party!

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The city festival, Hogfest, is back!

The festival runs August 6th-8th, and is full of fun-filled events!

If I had to advise someone to pick one event to attend, I'd highly recommend the community dinner on Friday night. The menu includes pulled pork, corn-on-the-cob, pickles, potato chips, and lemonade. I'm not sure why but that would hit the spot right now!

Of course, it is hard to pick one event with this extensive itinerary.

Claremont's Hogfest Itinerary:

Friday, August 6th
  • 5 pm-12 am: Beer Garden Open-- Schott Distributing supplying beer!
  • 5 pm: Pork Feed Claremont/American Equity Bank Serving Dinner
  • 6 pm: Gopher State Garden Tractor Pulls on East St.
  • 8 pm-12 am: Street Dance
Saturday, August 7th
  • 8 am-12 am: Beer Garden Open
  • 8 am: Volleyball Tournament Begins
  • 10 am: Southeast Area Tractor Pullers Antique Tractor & Truck Pulls @ CHS Lot
  • 10 am: Claremont Fire Department Walking Taco Concessions @ CHS Lot with Tractor Pulls
  • 10 am-3 pm: Bounce House Opens
  • 10 am: Sand Pit with Buried Coins Opens
  • 10 am-5 pm: 4H Petting Zoo Opens in Downtown Claremont
  • 1-3 pm: Rookie the Clown is coming to town!
  • 12 pm-7:30 pm: Cornhole Tournament (Registration at 11)
  • 5:30-7 pm: Levi Eells Performing Live
  • 8 pm-12 am: The Danglers Performing Live & Street Dance
Sunday, August 8th
  • 8-11 am: Pancake Breakfast
  • 9 am-1 pm: Car Show (Registration begins at South Side Speed Shop)
  • 2 pm: Parade
  • After Parade: Water Wars Featuring Local Fire Department Volunteers
  • For more information on any of the listed events, head here for loads of information.

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