On Saturday, Oct. 5, John Maher Builders’ Whole Hog Festival comes to the 107-acre Tennessee Children’s Home campus, promising a full day of food, entertainment and fun for the whole family, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Formerly known as the Ham Festival, an event which started back in 2005 but took a break, it’s now back with a focus on the whole hog and entertainment. From a kids zone to 19 food trucks featuring Martin’s BBQ and good ole fashioned hog calling along with guess the weight of the pig. Ending the festivities for the evening will be a fireworks display.
The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the admission cost is $5 per person, with children 10 and under free. Nine different musical acts will perform at the event.
Headlining and closing the festival will be the Spring Hill country duo High Valley, Brad and Curtis Rempel. Donating their time for the event, the duo has rarely performed locally and this time, it’s in Spring Hill. Their recent singles “Make You Mine” and “She’s With Me” were certified Gold, and they have received two nominations from the Academy of Country Music.
Other music acts include:
Herrick – a rocking four-person band led by husband and wife team Kerry and Donna Herrick. Donna supplies the powerhouse lead vocals and rhythm guitar and mandolin. Kerry anchors the band as the bass player and harmony vocalist. The quartet, which is rounded out by lead guitarist Jefferson Rogers and drummer Ricky Rivera, effortlessly blends the sounds of country, Americana, rock and blues into a high-octane mixture of infectious musical energy.
Adam Warner – is a country artist that Tennessee Titans fans will recognize his song “Welcome to the South,” which the Titans have used the past two seasons as their welcome song at Nissan Stadium for opposing teams. Adam’s 2018 single “Semper Fi” was inspired by his service as a U.S. Marine. Country star Trace Adkins liked it so much he joined Adam on the recording, and it was named the Country Music Song of the Year by the Independent Music Association.
Carrollton is a Christian music quartet who pour their faith into their songs. Hailing from Cincinnati and Louisville, they have garnered national attention for their recent single “Holding onto You,” which climbed the Christian Airplay charts, and “Made for This,” which was featured in ads for NBC-TV’s coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Additional musical acts scheduled to perform during the festival include Goldie and the Mayors, Dust and Daisies, Bad Dog Band, Paulina Jayne and Jeremiah Speaks.
WHAT: The Whole Hog Festival
WHEN: Oct 5, 10am – 7pm
WHERE: Tennessee Children’s Home LakeSide Venue, 804 Branham Hughes, Spring Hill
The Whole Hog Festival benefits The Well Outreach
About The Well Outreach
The Well Outreach has provided food assistance for families in Spring Hill, Thompson’s Station, Santa Fe, College Grove and North Columbia since 2006. A tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit, The Well distributes food to those in need through three key programs: a central food pantry in Spring Hill that is open five days a week, mobile food pantries that serve those in need outside of the pantry service area, and the JetPack Project, a backpack food program that provides weekend meal assistance to more than 300 elementary, middle and high school students.