It is the news that local “Hog Doggers” have been waiting on. After being cancelled this past March due to the Coronavirus, the 25th annual Uncle Earl’s Hog Dog Trials are set to begin at the Winn Parish Fairgrounds on October 14th and last until October 18th.
Local residents and folks from literally all over the world will be flocking to the neighboring parish to the south to watch and compete in the down home tradition and competition of hog baying. The trials, which began in 1995 is named in honor of Winnfield native Earl Long who was an avid boar hunter. What was originally attended by roughly 1200 people a quarter century ago now has more than 12,000 come to the festivities each year.