• What is Pigtoberfest?

 A total blast for our entire Open Door church family to gather at our Lorain Campus site for great food, family friendly activities, conversations and hanging out together. We meet and  worship on 4 campuses so we don’t get to see each other often, so we make this our “family time.” Don’t miss connecting, competing and laughing till your face hurts.

  • When is Pigtoberfest?

Sunday, October 13th at 3:30pm at our Open Door Lorain Campus, 1121 Tower Boulevard, Lorain. The campus is under construction, so we will be outdoors for this event except for some activity in the gym.

  • What do I bring to Pigtoberfest

Since we are providing the pulled pork and chicken and hot dogs, paper products and drinks, we need YOU to bring the side dishes.  Each campus has been assigned a couple of items to bring.  It’s easy peasy!

Pick up an aluminum “half pan” starting Sunday, Sept. 22nd through Oct. 6th, in the CrossRoads area at your campus. Then prepare the item on the label. We’ll grab it from your car when you drive up for the event at 3:30pm to fill the food lines, allowing us to start dinner at 4:00pm

  •  What items are each campus responsible for?  

There are specific amounts of each item that we need to feed a group of this size.  We provide the pan and lid; you fill it.

Each pan has a label and are available to take on a first come-first serve basis.
  1. Elyria – Mac n Cheese, Sweet Potato Casserole, Cheesy Potatoes, Corn Casserole, Green Salad w/one bottle of Dressing, Cookies (a batch/4 dozen)
  2. Avon Lake–  Cheesy Potatoes, Green Beans, (with ham or bacon), or Green Bean Casserole, Corn Casserole, Cookies (a batch/4 dozen)
  3. Vermilion – Cheesy Potatoes, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Cookies (a batch/4 dozen)
  • Where do I bring my food?  

At 3:30pm on 10/13, a food line will be ready for ‘Drive-Thru’ Service. Enter campus off Tower Boulevard for our volunteers to take your items (in the alum pans) then go park your car and come back for the fun! We will be glad to keep your food hot or cold! (Bring hot foods heated, please).

  • Where do I park?

Event staff & volunteers that arrive early should park in the back and east side of the campus parking lots on campus. Those with limited mobility can park in the front lot. Additional parking is available at Lorain Animal Hospital on Oberlin Rd & Tower Blvd. The parking team in the neon vests will direct you.

  • Where are we eating?

Tables and chairs will be set up in the grass and the parking lot. Bring a blanket if you prefer to sit on the grass closer to the games.

  • What can my kids do besides pig out?  

Specific areas are set up for kids – a toddler corral, bounce house, face painting family kickball. Get know some other parents as you watch your kids have fun.

  • I am a “big” kid, what fun stuff can I do?  

Enjoy the 9-square in the air, play football or soccer, and enter the traditional corn hole tournament. We provide the tables and you can connect with your friends till the sun goes down. This year we are adding LIVE music, a quilt raffle for beautiful handmade queen size quilt and a car smashing experience…no kidding!

  • Is there really a car to smash?

Yes! NEW this year – It’s called Bash for Bikes! For a donation, take a sledgehammer and bash a car with all the proceeds going to Lorain City Schools where a deserving student gets the chance to win a bike.

  • Is there corn hole?

Yes, walk up registration is available during the event – a single elimination tournament of 16 teams. Winners get a gift cards.

  • What about this quilt raffle?

One of our quilters had donated a handmade quilt, with the proceeds going to fund college for those in Esperanza program in El Salvador: This allows a family to end the cycle of generational poverty and get a great job and a new start in life. Tickets are $1/each, the quilt will be displayed one Sunday at each campus between 9/22 and 10/13. You do not need to be present to win (but it sure would be fun if you were!)

  • Not into sports?

Enjoy the sweet sounds of LIVE MUSIC! How about entering the Homemade Pie Contest and / or enter your Best Chili recipe to win bragging rights and a gift card!! Enjoy the food and fun as you chat it up with friends old and new.

  • I want to serve during the event, whom do I contact?  

Please visit  SIGN ME UP

We have a place for you to serve! For planning purposes we do have some roles that we wish to assign. You may also text your name, and campus you attend to 440-678-8775 and we will sign you up!

  • I want to donate/offer my services?  

There are items we are looking for listed at the Pigtoberfest link below. We also need extra large coolers to keep or hot items hot and cool items cool. If we can borrow your for the event, text Andrea at 440-315-6292

Items You Can Bring


Opening Hours














October 13th at 3:30pm

Food drop off at 3:30pm Eating at 4:00pm


Our Address:

1121 Tower Blvd, Lorain OH