Hog Butchering Day

Event Details

Location:
Historic Brattonsville

Event Date: January 13, 2018
Event Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Description

Early settlers in the Carolina Piedmont prized the hog for its food value and utilitarian by-products. The customary community affair of processing and preserving whole hogs will be demonstrated at Historic Brattonsville on Saturday, Jan. 13. Rediscover traditional American foodways with a day full of 19th century-style pork processing activities where nothing goes to waste. Period dressed interpreters will be busy rendering lard, making sausages and preserving pork using salt. Modern-day foodies can expand their gastronomic knowledge by watching head cheese being prepared and learning how to use pig bladders in food preservation. Children can enjoy making hog bristle brushes to paint with and other wintertime farm activities. Gather around a warm open hearth for historical cooking practices. There’ll be hams in the smokehouse, soap stirring in the cauldron and, of course, local barbeque for sale. 

Admission: Adult, $8; Senior, $7; Youth ages 4-17, $5; CHM members and children 3 and under are admitted FREE. 

Location:
Historic Brattonsville
1444 Brattonsville Road
McConnells, South Carolina 29726 


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