RALEIGH — N.C. Pig, a resident of Sampson County, will once again be rooting around at the North Carolina State Fair during the fair’s 11-day run beginning Oct. 17 and squealing about his visit to his fans via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
N.C. Pig walks on his back legs and signs autographs for little ones. Otherwise, he acts like a pig. For instance, at last year’s Fair, he hoofed it around the midway every day eating pretty much whatever he could get his snout on. No barbecue and no apples in the mouth, however.
N.C. Pig does not have a driver’s license, unlike his friend Maxwell who works for GEICO and has a convertible. This pig has not allowed fame to go to his head. Instead, he does his job at the fair of hamming it up for the state’s pork industry without being a boar.
The N.C. Pork Council functions as N.C. Pig’s keeper in Raleigh and takes great pride in what N.C. Pig and his millions of porcine friends mean to the state. The pork industry supports more than 46,000 full-time jobs and pumps about $9 billion into the state’s economy every year.
The Pork Council was introduced to N.C. Pig by the Piercy family at C & C Farms near Clinton and decided to let him roam every October in Raleigh in the company of a reporter and photographer.
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