National Pig Day is celebrated annually on March 1st, in the United States. It’s a great day to come to Fair Oaks Farms and take a Pig Adventure, which includes the Pork Education Center and Pig Adventure bus tour.
In our Pork Education Center, you can learn all about how pigs are changing the world, from food to medical advances. Did you know that some people can elect to get a pig valve when getting a heart valve transplant? Pigs are literally saving lives! You can find our Pigterest kiosk, which allows visitors to scroll through pork recipes and email them so you can cook up something delicious at home! There are tons of photo opportunities, like our pig pop culture wall and the custom treehouse! If you’re brave, on select weekends you can pay an additional fee to experience our Ropes Course!
On our Pig Adventure bus tour, you’ll learn all about the past and present of pig farming in our Welcome Center. Read about biosecurity and find out why all of our farmers and technicians must shower at the facility before and after work every day! You’ll get a birds-eye view of how we raise our pigs to prepare for breeding, and see the step-by-step process of how we inseminate our pigs. Try your hand at the pig sonogram to see how many piglets you can find! Step through the birthing hall to see families of piglets being born, and to get up close and personal with a special piglet!
The Pig Adventure is truly a once in a lifetime experience. On Thursday, March 1st, we’ll be open from 9 am to 5 pm CST, so come by to appreciate pigs in the best way!