The 2020 Swine Spectacular was Feb. 22 in conjunction with the Iowa State Block & Bridle Spring Market Hog Show!

Stay tuned for registration for the 2021 Swine Spectacular!

Swine Spectacular is an annual pork education event for youth ages 8 to 18.  Each participant will receive a free T-shirt and compete throughout the morning to win various prizes. Attendees can earn points in the following ways: photo and essay entries (optional, due for judging prior to the event), swine judging, a skill-a-thon, a written test and by attending a workshop. Points are tallied up—the five youth with the most points in each division (junior, intermediate and senior) are notified, and they will then prepare for their interview/speech. Awards follow when speeches and interviews are complete. Swine Spectacular begins at 8 a.m., and awards finish up around 1 p.m., before the ISU Block & Bridle Club’s annual Spring Market Hog Show. Links to more information are below!

2020 Contest Guidelines

2020 Photo Contest Guidelines

2020 Essay Contest Guidelines


Congratulations to our 2020 Swine Spectacular Winners!

Sweepstakes – Senior division
Sweepstakes – Intermediate division
Sweepstakes – Junior division