Ted Klumb is a Commercial and Residential Real Estate agent with First Weber and CEO/Founder of TKOR, LLC property management (www.tedklumb.com). He lives and works in Menomonee Falls, is a graduate of UWM, and is married with two children. Ted is also a former member of the Menomonee Falls School Board, a faith development music teacher, and musician who’s enthusiasm far exceeds his talent.
The subject of the "Big Pig Gig" is hot again. There is some fine local reporting on the subject from out own local paper here:
I was and am a supporter of this event and am glad they are looking at a revival of the event. The first year was tough, as is any events maiden voyage. Most people, including me, thought there would be lots of food to sample, buy or eat. The second year I was there I didn't recognize anyone from the Falls other than the volunteers and the place was pretty packed with people. They obviously drew from outisde the area. One wonders why more locals wouldn't attend an event in their backyard. Last year the planners took a hiatus to see how it could make money, if they were to resume. Smart.
The original brainchild of the event probably took some heat buut sure showed some initiative, which is refreshing around here. When you are a pioneer you are going to get some arrows in the back. Local civic minded groups were able to generate some revenue through volunteers. I don't know how that worked out for them,
It was refreshing to see folks thinking outisde the box as to where to hold the event. I have been thinking about where else we could hold an event like this in the Falls and came up dry. It always came back to 3 issues, parking, parking and toilets.Having it as a real street festival is bold and interesting.
Where do you come down on the Big Pig Gig? What about Main St?