School starts next week, which means the Wolverines will soon be taking to the gridiron. The highlight of the season, as always, is homecoming, with this year pitting us against the Gooding High School Senators on September 19. If you’ve been paying attention, that’s also the night of our Swine, Wine & Dine event. These two great community events are combing to make it easy to participate in both, because who wants to choose?
Swine, Wine & Dine begins at 5:00 pm with a Hailey tour de eat. Check in at the Wood River Sustainability Center before sampling your way through the streets with some of Hailey’s top restaurants. This family friendly event will feature hay rides and is pig themed, so expect bacon, ribs, pulled pork and more. Stops along the tour will feature Idaho wines by Snake River Winery, Cinder, Frenchman’s Gulch, Split Rail, and Huston as well as wines by Stuhlmuller, and Gigio of Italy.
Then, its football time and kickoff is at 7:00 pm. The Sun Valley Harvest Festival has 100 FREE tickets for its Swine, Wine & Dine patrons to attend homecoming. After you’ve pigged out through Hailey, head back to the Wood River Sustainability Center starting at 6:30 to grab a ticket while supplies last.
If you choose to stay, we will be hosting a pig carving demonstration followed by a live auction of the freshly carved pig from 7-8 pm. You and your friends will squeal with delight at the chance to come home with up to 100lbs of pork! All proceeds go to the Swiftsure Ranch Therapeutic Equestrian Center, so be sure to bid high!
The night still isn’t over for this party. Live music and kegs by 10 Barrel and Sockeye Brewery will give you a chance to dance away the night away until 9:00 pm. Tickets are only $40 for adults and $10 for kids under 12. Hope to see you there, or at the homecoming game! Let’s go Wolverines!