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December 21, 2014
Cleburne County Fair

All’s fair in Cleburne County

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Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:53 pm | Updated: 11:00 am, Tue Aug 26, 2014.

Catching a pig greased in Crisco is more organized than you might expect.

“Believe it or not, there are rules to a greased pig contest,” said Emily Altman, who organized the pig chase for this week’s second annual Cleburne County Fair. Participants ranging in age from 6 years to adulthood pursue the pig in the name of prizes, heeding rules like “don’t tackle the pigs” to make sure the competition is humane — and one heck of a show.

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