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RICHMOND, VA. (WTVR): Hot off the grill, that's the way you'll find the pork dishes at the annual Virginia Pork Festival happening in Emporia, Wednesday, June 12, from 4-8pm. Tickets are on sale for $35 and only sold in advance, and includes all you can eat and drink. Tickets will not be sold at the gate.

Virginia Pork Festival's primary goal is to promote the Pork Industry, but it also provides an outlet for non-profit organizations to raise funds for their groups. Volunteers also serve as well and on the menu more than 43,0000 pounds of pork is prepared, from barbecued loin chops, spareribs, Boston butt, minced BBQ, pigs feet, chitterlings, sausage burgers, bologna steak burgers, biscuits, hushpuppies, french fried sweet potatoes, corn and beverages and so much more.

In addition to all the pork dishes and food you can eat, there are five stages of live entrainment, featuring The Embers, The Konnection, Overtime and The Rhondels. For tickets to one of the East Coast largest food festivals, log onto www.vaporkfestival.com or call 434-634-6611.