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Hog Waddle 2024 looks to be the biggest and best one yet, as the annual concert is now a two-day event with stellar headliners scheduled to perform both days at the San Benito Fairgrounds.

The headliner for Friday, March 22, is the legendary Little Joe y La Familia, while on Saturday, March 23, the “King of Cumbia” A. B. Quintanilla takes the spotlight.

In addition, Los Garcia Bros. and The Spinoffs are set to perform Friday, while Madelyn Victoria, 30x30 Norteno and Masteno will take the stage Saturday.
General admission to this event is free, but VIP tickets are available online at Eventbrite.com. Hog Waddle is a fun, family event that features plenty of delicious food, cold drinks, and a full-fledged carnival that will be on site beginning March 21 and will remain at the Fairgrounds through March 30.

The event gets its name from a particularly unusual event in San Benito history. In 1914, one of the city’s pioneers marched more than 2,000 hogs up main street during a parade. After someone in the crowd fired a celebratory shot into the air, the hogs scattered throughout the town. It subsequently took three days to round them all up.

And while that occurrence is now a distant memory, its celebratory nature lives on with this modern-day event.