Thats because the Chitlin Strut is taking place and that means nearly 20,000 pounds of chitterlings fried hog intestines will be put into the stomachs of this years 40,000 attendees during the annual event.
Although the highlight is pigging out on pig intestines, there will also be a hog calling event where contestants try their best to squeal like a hog and a Chitlin Queen contest where foxy ladies strut their stuff for the crown.
The future Chitlin Queen doesnt necessarily have to be a lover of the stinky smelling food. As festival spokeswoman Becky Brown puts it, Its just a beauty pageant.
Past grand marshals for the festival, which dates back to 1966, have included the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, who is said to have never have liked chitlins, but didnt mind watching others eat them.
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