Since 1979, Spokane's annual Labor Day food festival Pig Out in the Park has been keeping local families entertained and their bellies full. This year marks the six-day food and music fest's 40th anniversary, bringing nearly 60 food vendors from the region and beyond to Riverfront Park.
Pig Out vendors are located in the park's Clocktower Meadow, on the Orange Bridge and north along the Park Promenade, just west of the Pavilion. There's also a public market at the south entrance.
In true Pig Out fashion, visitors can indulge in decadent delights such as bacon-wrapped hot dogs, deep-fried cheese curds, fried lasagna, the "block-o-fries" and more. For diners looking to try something less expected or new, the online menu preview includes elk burgers, ceviche, poke, doner (a Turkish kebab) and elote.
Pig Out's small bites hours, offering $4 snacks from all vendors, happens from 3-5 pm and 9-10 pm each day. For a complete list of vendors, an event map and other information, head to spokanepigout.com. For details on this year's music headliners, check out page 83.
Pig Out in the Park runs Wednesday, Aug. 28 through Monday, Sept. 2, and is open daily 11 am-10 pm.