Thursday October 13, 2011
While attending a wedding at scenic Lake Barkley Park last weekend, I happened to take a quick day trip into nearby Cadiz, Kentucky. And what did I see among the antique shops and country buffet restaurants lining "downtown" Cadiz: Pigs. Everywhere. Not live, mind you, but pig decorations of all varieties: banners, lawn ornaments and bizarre sculptures celebrating swine. Upon closer observation, it became apparent that the town was ramping up for the annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival, now in its 35th year, to be held Oct 14-16. It seems only appropriate that Cadiz centers their yearly celebration on what they are best known for: producing some of the finest old-school country hams - read more about it from southern food expert and man-about-ham John T. Edge. Any country ham lover worth their salt (sorry, could not resist) would do well to make the trek to Cadiz for carnival rides, sand sculptures, pig races, but most importantly, plenty of ham.
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