In Spain they may “run the bulls” but in Berryville weâ€˜ve got the HOGS!
According to Wikipedia, Spanish lore says the origin of bull running began in Northeastern Spain during the early 14th century. While transporting cattle in order to sell at the market, men would attempt to speed the process by hurrying their cattle using tactics of fear and excitement. After years of this practice, the transportation and hurrying began to turn into a competition, as young adults would attempt to race in front of the bulls and make it safely to their pens without being overtaken.
We’re not sure where our local hog chasing tradition may eventually lead but it’s a lot of fun to watch it in practice!