Pig Pickin' is a Delta State tradition.
Thirty years ago, Mr. Hugh Ellis Walker, along with the rest of the Alumni-Foundation staff, hosted the first-ever Pig Pickin'. It started as a way to celebrate the first home football game of the season. Pig Pickin', hosted by the Alumni Association, is now one of the biggest events held on campus. Each year, hundreds of alumni and friends of Delta State flood back to campus to enjoy delicious BBQ, entertainment, tailgating, and of course, football.