For the third year in a row, Pigtown residents celebrated National Pig Day with a festival celebrating, well ... pigs.

Whispering Rise Farm & Animal Sanctuary set up a pig petting zoo for families to engage with three potbellied pigs at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Poppleton Street.

Councilwoman Phylicia Porter pets Mushu the pig from the Whispering Rise Farm and Animal Sanctuary during the third annual celebration of National Pig Day in Washington Village/Pigtown, on March 4, 2023. (Paul Newson/The Baltimore Banner)
Inside of Swill Apothecafe, volunteers make arts and crafts with children for the third annual Pigtown neighborhood celebration of National Pig Day, in Washington Village/Pigtown, March 4, 2023. (Paul Newson/The Baltimore Banner)
Joe Carlson, operations manager of Charm City Books, reads a children’s book for the 3rd annual Pigtown celebration of National Pig Day in Swill Apothecafe, Washington Village, March 4, 2023.
Joe Carlson, operations manager of Charm City Books, reads a children’s book for the third annual Pigtown celebration of National Pig Day in Swill Apothecafe, Washington Village/Pigtown, on March 4, 2023. (Paul Newson/The Baltimore Banner)
Luke Watkins, 26, of Remington pets Mushu the Pig along with Jannae White, a volunteer with the Whispering Rise Farm and Animal Sanctuary, at the third annual celebration of National Pig Day in Washington Village/Pigtown, on March 4, 2023. (Paul Newson/The Baltimore Banner)
Captain Dean Thompson helps his daughter Colleen Thompson, 2, with her arts and crafts at a pig-inspired crafting table inside of Swill Apothecafe in Washington Village/Pigtown on March 4, 2023. (Paul Newson/The Baltimore Banner)
Megan Pickard, 33, along with her son Henry Pickard, 4, sign up for a raffle ticket at the third annual celebration of National Pig Day in Washington Village/Pigtown on March 4, 2023. (Paul Newson/The Baltimore Banner)
Shar Hollingsworth, 35, pushes Jada Harris, 1, at the third annual celebration of National Pig Day in Washington Village/Pigtown on March 4, 2023. (Paul Newson/The Baltimore Banner)

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