Hog Daze is Back!

Hog Daze is back and better than ever! This year, on August 19 & 20, 2022,  Marion Indiana will be hosting their annual Hog Daze Motorcycle Rally at the Grant County Fairgrounds.

How Harleys Became Hogs

This pet pig did not realize he would be the origin of why Harley Davidsons are called “Hogs”.

Every biker knows that a Harley-Davidson motorcycle is called a “hog”. But, what they may not know is the iconic nickname was coined in Marion, Indiana, over 100 years ago. In 1920, the winners of the Marion International Motorcycle Race took their victory lap with their team mascot, a pig! And thus, the term “hog” became synonymous with a Harley.  

Historic Cornfield Classic

The first Cornfield Classic in Marion, Indiana.

Ray “Kansas Cyclone” Weishaar was a local super star in Grant County. His claim to fame was during the nearly 52-mile Cornfield Classic Road Race, back in 1920. Not only did he win the race, he beat the standing race record by a whopping 18 minutes! To this day, the Cornfield Classic is a local favorite and one of the most exciting parts of the entire weekend!

Annual Hog Daze Motorcycle Rally

Now, every August, the Hog Daze Motorcycle Rally in Marion celebrates this historic race with a bike show, live music and a swap meet. More action includes a motorcycle rodeo, loud pipes competition and a burn out contest. The grand finale is The Cornfield Classic 2.0 short-track race to the extreme takes place on Saturday night. 

2022 Hog Daze:

Event location: At the Grant County 4-H Fairgrounds, on State Road 18 in Marion
Event Dates: August 19 & 20, 2022
Pre-Event Sale: $10 Entry
Gates Open: Noon Friday

Year Round Biker Ride Maps

Even if you’re not attending a Harley Davidson rally, Grant County and East Central Indiana boast scenic ride routes, year long. Experience the harrowing hills of Devil’s Backbone. Ride the original Cornfield Classic track. Those that don’t mind more rustic trails can visit the Mississinewa 1812 Battlefield site.

Local Eats

While you’re in town, stop by any of our taste-tempting restaurants. Whether you are looking for a hardy brewery, delicious pub, all American eats, or someplace Classic & Cool, Grant County has a place for you.  Click here for a full list of eateries in Grant County.

Lodging and Camping

RV and primitive camping is available on-site. For other nearby camping spots or lodging options, click here.

Grant County

About Grant County

Grant County, Indiana, is home to nifty attractions, outtasight events and rebellious celebrities. Whether it’s saddle shoes, classic cars, vintage bikes, James Dean, or Garfield, we love everything classic and cool. Have a blast just 90 minutes North of Indy.

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