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This little piggy went to Kin Kin

TOP PIG: Sonya Whittaker gives her little pig a victory kiss after its win in the first of the Kin Kin Country Life centenary pig races last weekend.
TOP PIG: Sonya Whittaker gives her little pig a victory kiss after its win in the first of the Kin Kin Country Life centenary pig races last weekend. David Crossley

CENTENARY celebrations for Kin Kin Country Life Hotel were a fitting tribute to 100 years of country hospitality, beer and pub grub.

Fair dinkum Aussie fun was at the top of the menu on Saturday, for the Variety Carnival Fair hosted by the hotel and the Variety Club.

Locals, tourists and camping enthusiasts came to the usually quiet township to enjoy the birthday of the historic waterhole.

The carnival atmosphere kicked off at midday and pig racing was the most anticipated event of the weekend; everyone was enthusiastic to see the best pig win.

Market stalls showcased local arts and crafts and kids' imaginations ran wild with face painting, as did their adrenaline with an assortment of amusement rides to choose from.

As the sun set and the outdoor shenanigans came to an end, a pig on a spit dinner was devoured by a full house of hungry partons.

Beers were poured and live entertainment throughout the afternoon and night kept the party vibe going.
In the words of leasee Peter Kidd, it was an "excellent day".

"We had a lot of people here for the celebrations and no trouble at all; everything ran smoothly," Mr Kidd said.

"The bar was packed with people watching the fantastic entertainment by Paul Terry, Romeo's Apprentices and the Cook Island Dancers.

"Guests were booked into our hotel accommodation and we even had people camping on the oval overnight.

"It was a really good day and it couldn't have been better."

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