Events

Piga-Figa-Licious: The Pigs Are Back

 

Join family and friends on Labor Day, Monday, September 2 for the Oxford Museum’s annual event, a fundraiser featuring roast pork and “figa-licious” fixin’s made from Oxford’s favorite fruit.

 

Piga-Figa-Licious will be at the Oxford firehouse from noon to 3 p.m. In addition to fabulous food with entertainment by DJ Chris Startt, the event features a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction of prizes that vary from personal services, such as transportation to the airport or homemade cakes, to fabulous vacation homes, original artwork and boat cruises. There will be choices for everyone.

 

Tickets are $25 per person if purchased before September 1 and $35 at the door. Children 10 and under are half-price. Tickets include all you can eat pork (and BBQ chicken) with all the sides in addition to special dishes created with figs by Chef Lisa MacDougal of Pope’s Tavern. Tickets also include choice of non-alcoholic beverage. There will be a cash bar for beer and wine. Dessert will be available from the Scottish Highland Creamery. Tickets may be purchased from Oxford Museum Board members, at Pope’s Tavern at the Oxford Inn, at the Oxford Museum or by phoning 410-226-0191.

 

Oxford Museum collects, records, interprets and shares materials relating to the history of Oxford and the surrounding area. Founded in 1964, this non-profit volunteer organization provides resources for historical research and sponsors a variety of programs, activities and exhibits to foster knowledge and appreciation of this community’s people and history.

 

Piga-Figa-Licious combines the love of the town’s most abundant fruit with its history by remembering that Oxford’s first town ordinance passed in 1863 was an ordinance to prevent swine from running at large in the streets of the town of Oxford. The fine was 50 cents for each swine “running at large.” The pigs must have continued being a nuisance because in 1890 Oxford passed ordinance #12 that prohibited the raising of hogs in the town. But, on September 2, 2013, the town proclaims: “The Pigs are Back!”