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 very first Pig Pickin' at Delta State University. The event was created to celebrate the first home football game of the season. Since then, it has grown into one of the most popular events on campus. Each year, hundreds of Alumni and friends flood back to campus to tailgate, enjoy the live entertainment, watch a little football, and most importantly, sample some of the finest BBQ ever served.



pig Pickin' 2017

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