Pigs bring home the bacon at the ‘Ham National’

June 22 2017

Organisers at the South Gloucestershire Show are putting on a race with a difference. Pigs might not fly, but they will certainly be going at a fair lick as they trot through the main arena at the show.

Organisers at the South Gloucestershire Show are putting on a race with a difference.  Pigs might not fly, but they will certainly be going at a fair lick as they trot through the main arena at the show.

The pig race is raising money for the show’s nominated charity, Meningitis Now.  The pigs are the family pets of Joseph Fossett, who also owns camels, and have been trained to race.

The commentary will be supplied by Joel Dommett, the comedian who appeared on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity over the winter.

Darren Hawkins, the organiser of the show that runs over the 5 and 6 August, said: ”Animals are always a core part of the Show so this year it is exciting to announce the Ham National.”