Every year, the Chamber manages to attract some of the best bands from the area and throughout the state. In the past, performers have included General Johnson and the Chairmen of the Board, The Band of Oz, Armand & Bluesology, Tres Chicas, The Two Dollar Pistols, The Dereck Trucks Band and Keith Henderson, presenting his reknowned “Illusions of the King.”
Festival style seating – no reserved seats. Feel free to bring a blanket or chair. Vendors will be available for food and drink or please visit some of Hillsborough’s wonderful restaurants.
If you are interested in performing at Hogg Day, please give us a call at 919-732-8156. We are very interested in hearing local bands and new types of music! Visit this website often to see what’s coming!
All times approximate!
Friday – 6 pm to 9 pm (all times approximate)
Friday’s Master of Ceremonies will be Mark Roberts
6:30 Hung Jury (rock/alternative) from Carrboro, winners of Carrboro’s Teen Band Jam, 2013
7:30 Tea Cup Gin (Jazz / vintage vocal jazz / ragtime blues) From Chapel Hilll, www.reverbnation.com/teacupgin
Saturday – 9 am to 6 pm (all times approximate)
Master of Ceremonies on Saturday morning - WNCN Meteorologist Bill Reh
9:00 am Opening Ceremony
10:00 am Decatur Street Beat – click here for website – Dixieland band from Chapel Hill
11:00 am Pig Calling Contest and General Announcements
11:30 am The Platform – click here for website – funk & soul hits from the 60’s & 70’s, as well as some classic dance tunes.
12:45 pm Pig Calling Contest and General Announcements
Saturday Afternoon Master of Ceremonies: WCHL’s Ron Stutts
1:00 pm Awards Ceremony - Presentation of Trophies (and checks) for winners in Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Barbecue, Anything But Categories and Grand Champion
1:30 pm Too Much Fun (click here for website) – Roots Rhythm and Rock & Roll that’s easy to dance to.
3:00 pm Hog Calling Contest and General Announcements
3:30 pm Orange County Blue (click here for website) – A mixture of Southern Rock/Country and Blues
For the Little Ones
Hillsborough Hog Day features safe, fun games and rides for the kids, including pony rides. One of the day’s highlights is the Pig Calling Contest, which is always a treat. Corntoss games and other activities available!
The Triangle Thunder Cruisers will present the area’s largest car show, featuring hot-rods, street rods, classics and vintage automobiles from all over the area. Formed in July, 2007, the Triangle Thunder Cruisers were initially a group of men, small business owners, professionals and the working force mixed in age and race who got together and formed the Triangle Thunder Cruisers with the intent of being a positive impact to the Triangle cities’ youth and civic community. Their message is a simple one and they offer young men the opportunity to tag along with them rather than roam the street in gangs. They encourage members to each sponsor a youth headed in the wrong direction and bring him along to cruises, car shows and civic duties.