An estimated 3000-plus locals and tourists descended on the Tathra Beach Country Club for the annual "Pig Day Out" on December 29.
The fourth annual day of pig racing and family entertainment was a rousing success by all accounts, with the town packed and plenty of people trackside
Event chairman Chris Sparks said the day got better and better as it went on.
"And as the enthusiasm climbed, so did the bids," he said of the pig calcutta draw held before every race.
Mr Sparks said the average price paid for each pig was around $350-400 by the time the last race of the day was run.
The "owner" of the winning pig in each race took home half the pot of highest bids, with the rest going towards community projects supported by the Tathra Lions club.
Pambula's Jason Matterson was a happy man after winning the pot with the very first pig sold on the day.
He picked up the first pig sold for $300 and took away a cool $1020.
He said he and his family had bee going to the pig races every year as they like supporting the event that puts back into the community.
There's no specific cause targeted, Mr Sparks said, but previous efforts for the community by the Lions have included the upgrade of the town's war memorial, grants to local clubs, and sponsored low cost accommodation.
"A significant chunk also goes to the [Sunshine Club] Boardriders - we couldn't conduct this event without them."
With 1400 paying adults as well as children attending for free and a number of sponsors with VIP tickets, Mr Sparks said 3000+ would not be too high an estimation of visitors.
"It was a complete success."
He also paid particular thank to "pig whisperer" Kevin Kiley, from Noah's Thoroughbred Racing Pigs.
"I take my hat off to Kev, he's a seasoned pro. Last year after the Tathra fire he held an event at his place in Queensland and sent the money to the mayor's bushfire appeal.
"He's all about the maximum outcome for charity."