Pig Races

None of the oinkers in the Pig Races are going to set any world records, but watching them is still a hoot for the spectators that surround the arena. Piglets, motivated by treats at the finish line, race as fast as they can around a 150-foot track. There's lots of pushing, shoving and squealing involved. Once they get to the finish line, there's more shoving and squealing as they gobble up the tasty prizes (usually cookies or candy). The whole thing takes less than 30 seconds, so be sure and watch closely. Hourly from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, March 1 to 11. 3:30 p.m. March 14 through 18. Kid's Country. 1 Reliant Park. For information, call 832-667-1000 or visit www.hlsr.com. Free with paid $4 to $7 Reliant Park admission.
March 1-11; March 14-18, 2011
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