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 awhile. 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
Onsted, MI
These Flying Pigs are located at Kuhle Ford. This photo is from 2010. By 2013, there was only one pig there. 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
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 Pig Chef statues 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.

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]

Giant Pig [gone]
Kewanee, IL
Giant Pig [gone]
Cincinnati, OH
Giant Pig
Dothan, AL
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 don't know what happened to it. There is another pig statue in town. For more, see this website.

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

The Pig in Dothan was built around 1967 by Larry and Ronald Godwin. The pig is 26 feet long by about 13 feet tall and made from scrap steel. The pig's head used to move from side to side. The sculpture was created for a feed mill. The sign originally read "Going Whole Hog for Bob's Feeds". Later, the sign read "Monument to the Hog". The pig is now owned by Schnitzer Southeast, a scrap metal recycling company. The "Save the Pig" sign was just a gimmick to draw attention to the business when these photos were taken in 2010. The sign now reads: "the Pig pays more for scrap metal." For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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

Johnny's BBQ & Diner
Midland, TX
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]

Blue Ridge Pig
Nellysford, VA
Oink Joint [gone]
Birch Run, MI
The Blue Ridge Pig restaurant features this pig statue which is installed on a pole by the road. The pig was built by Mark Cline in 1985 for Dick's Barbeque in Stuarts Draft, VA. The restaurant closed and the pig disappeared. By 1992, the pig statue was installed at the Blue Ridge Pig. In 2015, a car hit the pole and the fiberglass pig was badly damaged. Cline restored the statue. [map]

The Oink Joint was a temporary transformation of the former Ken's Diner for the 2008 filming of the movie "Whip It". This foam pig was installed on the roof during the shooting. It was about 18 feet long and is probably made of fiberglass. After the filming, the place operated as the Oink Joint for awhile. By 2011, the diner was housing El Indio de Tijuana and the pig statue was gone. [photos thanks Mark Comstock]

Flag-Holding Pig
Cincinnati, OH
Greene's Bar-B-Q [gone]
Columbia, SC
Poole's Bar-B-Q
East Ellijay, GA
The Flag-Holding Pig is installed on the roof of the SpringDot Building next to I-75. The pig is dressed like Superman or Underdog. The statue might have been created in 2000 during the Big Pig Gig public art exhibit. Flying pigs are a symbol of Cincinnati which is nicknamed "Porkopolis". For more, see this website. [map]

The Greene's Bar-B-Q pig was a wood-carving. These photos are from 2009. By 2014, the restaurant had closed and the statue was gone.

Poole's Bar-B-Q is as well known for its Pig Hill of Fame as its food. The restaurant started out as a roadside shack in 1989. This pig statue is located on the roof at the restaurant's entrance. [map]

Bar B Q Pit
Merced, CA
Piggly Wiggly
Andalusia, AL
The Bar B Q Pit pig statue is a wood carving. The restaurant opened in the early 1970s. I don't know when the statue was created. [map]

This Piggly Wiggly statue is probably fairly modern. There was a Piggly Wiggly store there until 2008. The bulding now houses Fletchers Outdoors store but the statue remains. There is another one of these statues in Erin, TN. [map]

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