Thursday, June 11, 2015

Hog Rock kicks off today

The familiar rumble of motorcycles is making its way through Crittenden County, as Hog Rock begins today.

Hog Rock, the annual motorcycle rally held on a private farm across the river in rural Hardin County, Ill., will run through Sunday with performances by musical groups as well as adult entertainment. This is the 19th year for the event billed as "The hottest little party in the Midwest," and it draws thousands of motorcyclists and more to the area from all over the country.

The gates opened at 8 a.m. this morning, and motorcycles have been making their way through Crittenden County all day to catch the Cave In Rock Ferry in order to cross the Ohio River into Hardin County. Many of those attending Hog Rock will spend a considerable amount of time and money in Marion.

The cost is $50 per person to camp at the farm. There is a special Saturday-only rate of $30. There are also various other charges for additional vehicles.

The event website is very clear that the weekend is for ages 18 and up, as nudity and adult-only contests take place the entire weekend.