Hog Butchering Day | Olde English District

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Hog Butchering Day

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 10:00am until 4:00pm

The living history community comes together for the eventful affair of processing and preserving a whole hog. Rediscover historical 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. Learn how pig bladders are used in food preservation and how soap is made from lard. Gather around the warm open hearth for historical cooking demonstrations. Food culture enthusiasts can get up close and personal with the making of head cheese and other delicacies using offal and scrap. Regular admission fees apply. For more details about this event, please visit the website here.

Location Details:

1444 Brattonsville Rd.
McConnells, SC 29726
(803) 684-2327

This site features over thirty colonial and antebellum structures, including two house museums. The plantation spreads over 800-acres and includes farmed land with heritage breed animals, a Revolutionary War battlefield site with interpretive trail, and a nature preserve with miles of walking trails. Seasonal events, reenactments, and living history programs interpret life in the Carolina Backcountry from the 1750s to the 1850s. Award-winning African American programs are an essential part of telling the story of the Carolina Piedmont. Also a site on the SC Ag + Art Tour. Open Tues–Sat: 10 am–5 pm and Sun: 1–5 pm, except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission is charged. Limited handicap accessibility. I-77, exit 82-B.