June 5, 2015
Marion’s annual Livermush Festival celebrates livermush and its heritage in Marion and western North Carolina. The festival, which includes free Hunter's Livermush sandwiches, is held 6:30-9 PM in downtown Marion, just 35 miles of downtown Asheville. It's one of our Top 50 Summer Fesitvals & Events in and near Asheville.
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Our favorite is the Best Dressed Pig! Bring your most beautiful or your ugliest pig in a spectacular costume. A farmer pig, a princess pig or a Harley pig. The Best Dressed Pig gets the $25 grand prize. Other highlights include a Corn Hole Tournament and Livermush Sandwich Eating Contest. Enjoy live live music by RoadRunnerz Band (country & pop). Bring your dancing shoes!
Livermush is a Southern food product composed of pig liver, head parts, and cornmeal. It is commonly spiced with pepper and sage. Hunter's Livermush is made in Marion. Typically, it comes in a loaf, then you slice off some for a sandwich, often after it is fried (kind of like Spam). It is also used as a breakfast meat, served with eggs and grits.
For more information call 828-652-2215. In case of rain, the concert will be at the Historic Marion Tailgate Market cover, 67 West Henderson Street.