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34th Annual Pig Pickin’ Will Be Held Sept. 20-21 at Statesmen Park

Delta State University National Alumni Association is preparing for the 34th annual Pig Pickin’ that will be held Sept. 20-21. All of campus, alumni, and supporters of Delta State are invited to attend a weekend full of activities here at Statesmen Park.

The official Pig Pickin’ website is Visitors can purchase BBQ tickets, sign up for the Memphis Barbecue Network-sanctioned cooking competition, enter the annual cornhole tournament, register to volunteer, purchase the event’s official T-shirt, and become an event sponsor. Information about Fall Preview Day hosted by DSU Admissions is on the website as well.

The schedule is filled with activities for Delta State alumni and friends of any age to enjoy. Activities kick off Sept. 20, leading into the main schedule on Sept. 21. Immediately following Pig Pickin’ festivities, the Statesmen football team will compete against Florida Tech at 6 PM. A full schedule will be released soon.

BBQ tickets can be purchased for $10 at the Hugh Ellis Walker Alumni-Foundation House or A limited amount of food tickets will be available for purchase.

The traditional Pig Pickin’ T-shirts are $20. This year’s design is printed on a grass-colored Comfort Color Brand shirt. You may purchase a shirt at or stop by the Alumni House after Labor Day.

Stay updated on Pig Pickin’ announcements by joining the official Facebook event page at or by visiting the official Pig Pickin’ website.

For more information, contact the Alumni Association at (662) 846-4660 or Be sure and follow the Delta State University Alumni Association’s social media platforms to stay informed about upcoming events. Facebook: Statesmen Graduates; Instagram: dsualumni, and Twitter: @DSU_Alumni.

Save the date for Delta State’s 87th annual Homecoming to be held Nov. 8-9.