Getting down and dirty


Contestants pursue a pig across the muddy track at the grandstand during the Champaign County Fair. The pig and calf scrambles, which are an annual tradition, were raced under the infield lights as the action in the mud mostly occurred after dusk on Sunday. Each contestant who captures a pig is then expected to raise it for the next year and bring it back to the fair, where they will compete in the Scramble Pig Show and Jr. Fair Swine Sale.


Steve Stout | Urbana Daily Citizen

Contestants pursue a pig across the muddy track at the grandstand during the Champaign County Fair. The pig and calf scrambles, which are an annual tradition, were raced under the infield lights as the action in the mud mostly occurred after dusk on Sunday. Each contestant who captures a pig is then expected to raise it for the next year and bring it back to the fair, where they will compete in the Scramble Pig Show and Jr. Fair Swine Sale.

Contestants pursue a pig across the muddy track at the grandstand during the Champaign County Fair. The pig and calf scrambles, which are an annual tradition, were raced under the infield lights as the action in the mud mostly occurred after dusk on Sunday. Each contestant who captures a pig is then expected to raise it for the next year and bring it back to the fair, where they will compete in the Scramble Pig Show and Jr. Fair Swine Sale.
http://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/08/web1_DSC_2722.jpgContestants pursue a pig across the muddy track at the grandstand during the Champaign County Fair. The pig and calf scrambles, which are an annual tradition, were raced under the infield lights as the action in the mud mostly occurred after dusk on Sunday. Each contestant who captures a pig is then expected to raise it for the next year and bring it back to the fair, where they will compete in the Scramble Pig Show and Jr. Fair Swine Sale. Steve Stout | Urbana Daily Citizen