In 1995, in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of Earl Kemp Long, the "Uncle Earl's" Hog Dog trials became an annual event in Winnfield. The annual "Uncle Earl's" Hog Dog Trials are held the fourth full weekend of March. The heritage of hog hunting is a traditional sport in Winn Parish and a lot of times it wasn't done for the fun of it. It meant meat on the table and often times still does. We have families in Winn Parish who have been hunting hogs on the same land for generations.
Earl Long was an avid hog hunter and Winnfield has kept this legacy alive. The Hog Dog Trials are the world's largest and have been coined as the "Super Bowl" of hog dog baying. This sport is part of our heritage in Louisiana. The folks of Winn Parish enjoy life, and our visitors are always among friends when they come to Winnfield for "Uncle Earl's Hog Dog Trials."