Fred, named the biggest boar at this year’s Iowa State Fair, will be grand marshal of the annual McGregor Labor Day Parade, held Saturday, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m.
The 1,155-pound Fred was raised near Farmersburg by the Wikner family. He is 3.5 years old. Stop by Triangle Park, in downtown McGregor, after the parade, to meet Fred.
This year’s Labor Day Parade will again be circus-themed, paying homage to McGregor’s status as the birthplace of several of the Ringling Brothers. The brothers even held their first circus in town, so be prepared for some festive floats and participants.