PorkFest celebrates 40 years
When: 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13; drive-up serving begins at 4 p.m.; walk-in serving lines open at 5 p.m.
Where: Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds
Cost: $8 for a one-chop dinner; $9 for a two-chop dinner; $9 for a bag of four seasoned, uncooked pork chops.
Details: The event is the main fundraiser for the Rock County Pork Producers. More than 25,000 pork chops are ordered for the annual event. In four hours, more than 7,000 dinners are served.
The event will also feature music from Jamie Campbell and the Redneck Romeos, a “Kids Zone” presented by FFA PALS (Partners in Active Learning Support, and the fifth annual Pork Fest Car Show.
Menu: Bone-in pork chops; potato salad; applesauce; rolls and butter; coffee, milk, soda or water; desserts available to buy.
Why you should go: This year marks the 40-year anniversary of PorkFest. “It started as a twilight get-together cooking some chops, and it just grew from there,” said Randy Kleven, a pig farmer who lives on County A in Harmony Township.
“If you want to have some of the best pork chops in the world,” said Kathy Morton, past president of Rock County Pork Producers, “they have the touch. They know how to do pork chops.”
Hosts: Robert and Brenda Risseeuw family