The 20th Annual Pig on the Pond Community Festival at Clermont’s Waterfront Park will be March 9-11, 2018. This family friendly event is one of South Lake’s largest events and includes delicious barbecue, live entertainment, thrilling carnival rides, fireworks and more. The festival is an event of Project Scholars, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which provides educational scholarships and support to local students. Additionally, more than 20 local non-profit organizations participate in the festival as a means to conduct fundraising for educational purposes.
The weekend kicks off at 5 pm on Friday with The Chili Challenge Cook Off presented by Faith Neighborhood Center, midway carnival, crafters, racing pigs, BBQ and much more. Activities begin at 10 am on Saturday morning with Wakefest – wakeboard competition and paddleboard demonstrations, Kids Zone, racing pigs, crafters, midway carnival, live entertainment and BBQ. At 4 pm, contemporary country music artist, Collin Raye will take the stage to perform his hits “On the Verge,” “One Boy, One Girl,” “What the Heart Wants,” “Every Second”, “That Was a River”, and “Anyone Else”. This is a free concert with event admission and are based on a first-come, first served basis. Fireworks over Lake Minneola at 9:15 PM will cap off this fun-filled day.
Bring the whole family on Sunday beginning at 11 am. Check out the Swamp Brothers, Robbie and Steven Keszey, paddleboard demonstrations, live entertainment, racing pigs, crafters and BBQ. Tickets are $5 adults and $3 children 2-6 (children under 2 are free). For more information, visit www.pigonthepond.org.