Thursday, August 17, 2023, 1 p.m.
Registration deadline: August 10, 2023
Chairperson: Don Keppler 419-260-0436

Please note: Registration Forms for the 2023 Swine Scramble MUST be obtained at the Countyline Co-op and MUST be submitted in person at this location (no mailed-in or faxed-in registrations will be accepted under any circumstance).

The Pemberville Free Fair, Inc. Release and Indemnity Agreement that is on this website is NOT for use for the Swine Scramble Contest. If you have any questions, please contact Don Keppler at 419-260-0436. Thanks for your cooperation.

1. All pigs must meet current health standards.
2. Pigs must weigh between 30 and 40 pounds.
3. Pigs must be either gilts or barrows and need not be registered.

1. Must be between the ages of 6 and 15 years old on the day of the contest.
2. Parents or legal guardians must assume responsibility for any injuries or damage sustained by their child during the contest. An entry form containing a legally binding release and indemnity agreement must be completed and signed by the parent or legal guardian and returned to Countyline Co-op, Pemberville Ohio no later than one week before the day of the contest.
3. Contestants must wear shoes. If a contestant normally wears glasses, shatterproof athletic style goggles are required to participate.
4. Each contestant must have access to appropriate facilities to care for & feed the pig.
5. Each contestant must live within a 30 mile radius of Pemberville.

1. No pigs will be taken from the holding pen until the contest is over.
2. All pigs must be picked up no later than one hour after completion of the contest.
3. Pigs are not to be taken home in burlap bags or similarly confining containers.
4. All pigs will be tagged in the ear. These tags are a means of identification for sponsors and must be intact when the pigs are judged.
5. In the event of serious illness or death of the winner's pig, the winner, winner's parent or guardian should contact the Chairman immediately. If winner’s pig dies, winner has the option of replacing the pig. A replacement pig is not eligible for judging, however it is eligible for sale and premium. If winner does not replace pig, the child will still be eligible for premium
6. You are encouraged to correspond with your sponsor monthly. Sponsors look forward to this correspondence, and enjoy hearing about the progress of the pig.
7. Any winner who fails to give their pig the proper care and feeding will forfeit it to another registered contestant designated by the contest committee and/or Fair Board. 
8. Parents or legal guardians are responsible for seeing that the pig is brought to the sale. If the pig is not present at the sale, the parent or legal guardian will reimburse the fair board for the cost that the fair board paid to purchase the pig in August. 
9. All veterinary bills are the responsibility of the pig winner.

1. All pigs must be ready to be judged and sold by auction date, November 25, 2023. Auction sale will be at Wood County Fairgrounds.
2. Pigs will be divided into weight classes and judged according to market conditions.
3. An award will be given to the overall Grand Champion & Reserve Champion.
4. Each pig will be sold separately and each pig must be sold at this sale no matter its size or weight.
6. Pigs will be sold at the Posted Market Price. In addition, the auction will obtain a Premium Price which will be added to the Market Price and paid to the winner of the pig.

2023 Swine Scramble Sponsors

Duane & Kellie Abke
Ackerman Family Farms
Witt Ameling
American Legion Auxiliary #183 (2)
American Legion Post #183
Keith & Denise Avers
Matt Bechstein
Big D’s Canopies, LLC
Judy Blausey
Larry & Shirley Blausey
Tracey Briggs
Kenny & Gail Brinker
Bob & Joanne Bruning
Wayne & Dolly Buchman
Burtchin Farms
Cajka Farms
Dick & Linda Canterbury
Countyline Co-op
Daniel Crawford
Dan’s Truck Equipment
Matt & Amber Dauer
Ron Dauer
Davis-Peters Insurance
Andrew Dierksheide
Mr & Mrs Carlton Dippman
Eastwood FFA
Nolan & Courtney Eckel
Mark & Jill Engle
Dave & Pam Fahle
Freedom Post Calf Club #183
Mike, Beth, Mallory & A.J. Fritz
Frobose Meat Locker
Calvin Gerwin & Sons – L G Seeds
Justin Gerwin—Gerwin Enterprises LLC
Pete & Peg Hebler
Hoover’s Lawn & Landscape

Jo Jo’s Nite Club – Bob Rentz
Lon & Trina Karns
Jeff Kiefer & family
Kuhlman & Beck Attorneys
Todd & Cheryl Kurfess
Lemmerbrock Farm Drainage LLC
K. A. Long Building Serivce
Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Homes, Inc
Jackie Martin
McBride Farms/Ethan & Lindsay McBride
Myerholtz Family Farms
Pemberville Freedom Fire Dept. Assn.
Pioneer Packing/The Contris Family
Portage Valley Hearing
Gary Sabo
Donna Schuerman
JD Schuerman Farms
Schuerman Pioneer Seed Agency
Steve & Jackie Shank
Jim & Cheryl Sharp
Jacob & Nicole Sieving
Tom & Christine Sieving
Dave & Patti Snyder
Ron & Carolyn Spoerl
Thayer Family Dealers
Joe & Kristin Tillison
Mark & Barb Tillison
Troy Township Fire Department
In Memory of Richard
& David VanVorhis
Neil & Carol Wagner & Family
Butch & Betty Ward
Heather Weilnau & Brian Lehman
Witker Farms/Andy & Molly Witker
Wood County Farm Bureau
Kelli Young

Thank You!!!

2022 Pig Buyers

Bishop Trucking
Tyler Burris
Countyline Co-op
Dan’s Truck Equipment
Dierksheide Brothers
Dippman Farms
Eagle View Enterprises
Freedom Post Calf Club
Frobose Enterprises
Genoa Bank
Gerwin Enterprises
J D Farms
Jonathan Main Plumbing
Keppler Brothers Farms
Andy Lang Auctioneer
Wayne Neiling

John Obrock
Pemberville Freedom Fire Dept
Harry Reynolds
Curt & Kim Richards
Rosendale Hay
Nathan Schultze
Tom Sieving
Grace Smith
Sportsman’s Taxidermy LLC
Strawman Farms
Tom Teet
Joe & Kristin Tillison
Greg Wilt
Wood County
Pork Producers

Thank You for your support of the pig sale!!!
2023 Sale Date: Saturday, November 25
Co-Chairpersons: Dick Sheets 419-287-4060 Don Keppler 419-260-0436
Wood County Fairgrounds
8-10 a.m. Receiving Pigs
10:00 a.m. Judging of Pigs
10:45 a.m.* Sale Time
*sale will start shortly after the completion of Judging
Auctioneer: Andy Lang