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Pig & Hog Statues (page 1)

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Giant Pig
Shakespeare, ON
This Pig is installed in front of the Best Little Pork Shoppe. For more, see this website. [map]

Flying Pig
Topanga Canyon, CA
Flying Pig
Simi Valley, CA
This Flying Pig in Topanga Canyon is mounted on a pole in someone's yard. Since this photo was taken in 2008, the concrete pig was painted black for a while. It has been repainted pink and has been joined by several other similar pigs. These were created by Chris Budzin. He sells the pig sculptures for about $420. He has also produced donkeys and elephants. [map]

The Flying Pig in Simi Valley was also created by Budzin. It is located in a residential area on Box Canyon Road. One of Budzin's pink elephants is also located on the same property. This photo is from 2012. In 2015, the pig was painted red, white, and blue. [map]

Flying Pigs
Assumption, IL
Pigs
Onsted, MI
These Flying Pigs are located at Kuhle Ford. For more, see this website. [map]

The Pigs in Onsted are located at Randy's Roadside Bar-B-Que. [map]

Pig Chef [gone]
Lake George, NY
Pig Chef [gone]
Gilroy, CA
Giant Pig
Moweaqua, IL
Giant Pig [gone]
Sioux Falls, SD
Giant Pig
Lake Worth, FL
The Pig Chef statue at Lake George was just one of the many statues at Magic Forest. In 2018, the owner sold off most of the statues at the park.

The Gilroy Pig Chef was installed on the roof of the Cove restaurant which became Cafe 152 in 2007. By 2011, the restaurant was known as Las Palmitas. By 2014, the name of the restaurant had changed again and the statue was gone.

The Pig Chef in Moweaqua stands at the parking lot entrance of the Moweaqua Foods supermarket. [map]

The Pig Chef statue in Sioux Falls was installed at the Sioux Falls Stockyards Hog Division by 1962. These photos were taken in 2011. When the stockyards were demolished in 2012, the statue was saved. The owner had the statue restored and is hoping to display it at a local museum. I have not read anything about that happening. For more, see this website.

There are other identical Pig Chef statues around the country including these in Haddon Heights, NJ and Lena, IL. There statues were popular with BBQ restaurants. As far as I know, they were never affiliated with a chain.

The Pig Chef statue in Lake Worth appears to be modern and made of concrete. It might have been inspired by the fiberglass pig chefs. It is located at the closed Blue Front Bar & Grill. It was installed around 2017. [map]

Giant Pig [gone]
Brooklyn, NY
Pig and Rooster
Charleroi, PA
The Pig in Brooklyn stood on the roof with a giant cow at Giuseppe's Meat Market. These photos are from 2007. By 2009, the store had closed and the statues were gone. There is another pig statue like this one in Brooklyn, NY. I don't know how long that one has been there but it could be the same one that was at Giuseppe's.

The Pig and Rooster are located at Tim's Secret Treasures, an antiques store. This photo is from 2010. By 2012, there were also two bears, a bull, another rooster, and a smaller pig. By 2016, the Pig appeared to be gone but there were more Roosters and other animals. [map]

Pig [gone]
Kewanee, IL
Pig
St. Petersburg, FL
Pig [gone]
Cincinnati, OH
The Pig in Kewanee had been installed on the roof of the H&R Block office in the Midland Plaza shopping center since at least 1973. The pig appeared to be covered with pennies. Kewanee claims to be the "Hog Capital of the World". The statue was gone by 2018. The staff at H&R Block doesn't know what happened to it. There is another pig statue in town. For more, see this website.

The Pig in St. Petersburg has been installed in front of Skyway Jack's restaurant since at least 2007. [map]

The Pig in Cincinnati stood outside the BBQ Revue. By 2015, the place had closed and the statue was gone.

Pig
Foley, AL
Pig
Montgomery, TX
This Pig in Foley is located at a Chevron gas station. The statue was installed around 2011. The station's convenience store is called the Foley Depot and features BBQ items. [map]

This Pig in Montgomery is installed in front of Holder's Old Fashion Burgers. It has been there since at least 2007. The restaurant opened in 1995. [map]

Pigs
Natchez, MS
These Pigs are located at the Pig Out Inn. One of them has been there since at least 2008. The other one was installed around 2014. [map]

Cheap Charlie's
Rochester, MN
Barnyard Acres
RV Park & Campground
Freedom, WY
This Pig in Rochester is installed on the roof of Cheap Charlie's restaurant. [map]

The Pig in Freedom is installed at Barnyard Acres RV Park & Campground. There is also a Rooster in front of the place.

Big D's BBQ
Dawsonville, GA
Johnny's BBQ & Diner
Midland, TX
This pig at Big D's BBQ was installed on the roof by 2014. It was removed sometime after 2019 and moved behind the restaurant. For more, see this website. [map]

Johnny's BBQ & Diner has a statue on the roof that is just like the one in Freedom shown above. There is also a pig on a spit integrated into the sign. I assume that pig originally revolved. The restaurant opened in 1951 and the sign appears to be from then. [map]

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