Welcome to the 2021

Pig Lady of Cannelton

Fall Folklore Festival

October 22, 2021

Close Encounters

in

Beaver County

Local Tales & Storytelling

Food & Games for the Kids 

Community Movie

Close Encounters in Beaver County & Other Strange Tales

Featuring

 

Host

Tony Lavorgne

Specializing in obscure paranormal and anthropological topics, Tony Lavorgne is an accomplished researcher, author, and public speaker on the subject of local legends and lore throughout Western Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia, and Eastern Ohio.

Tony is the author of Astonishing Tales of Pennsylvania, co-author of Haunted Roads of Western Pennsylvania, and he is also featured in Supernatural Lore of Pennsylvania: Ghosts, Monsters and Miracles.

Tony also hosts Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast, produced in Beaver County by The Social Voice Project.

 

Featured Storyteller

Brian Seech

Along with his wife Terrie, Brian Seech is an experienced investigator and researcher of local paranormal and unexplained events.

For over thirty years the Seech family has investigated the paranormal through their Center for Cryptozoological Studies focusing on the study of unknown or hidden animals, and the Center for Unexplained Events gathering local and national research on UFOs, aliens, ghosts, and other strange phenomena. 

 

Musical Guest

East of Enon

The Foster Family of Enon Valley, Pennsylvania make up East of Enon, a traditional bluegrass, country, and gospel musical group.

“We are a family that enjoys singing together for the joy and the glory of the Lord! We sing mostly gospel music and bluegrass!”

Visit East of Enon

Festival Partners

Little Beaver Lions Club

The Social Voice Project

The Genesis Collective

If you would like to be involved with the festival as a volunteer, storyteller, or creative partner, please contact us.

Vendor Application

Visit the Pig Lady Festival

Festival Merchandise

LARGE IMAGE TEE
WHITE & RED TEE
SEPIA TEE
BOOK - Michael Kishbucher
BOOK - Tony Lavorgne
BOOK - Tony Lavorgne

More About the Pig Lady of Cannelton & Other Local Legends and Lore

2019 Pig Lady Festival Live

On episode 26 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends and Lore Podcast, we go on-location to Darlington, Pennsylvania to cover the 2019 Pig Lady Festival, hosted by Tony Lavorgne and featuring the Ohio Paranormal Investigation Team.

The Pig Lady of Cannelton Tale

On episode 21 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast, Tony presents one of Western Pennsylvania’s most haunting, criminal—and declared true—legends of all time: The Pig Lady of Cannelton.

The Barbara Davidson Investigation

On episode 27 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends and Lore Podcast, we go on-location to Cannelton, Pennsylvania with the Ohio Paranormal Investigation Team (OPIT) in search of Barbara Davidson (aka, the Pig Lady of Cannelton) and other spirits lingering on the 18th century log cabin homestead where Barbara was murdered and beheaded.

Indigenous Perspectives on Native Americans and Local History

On episode 18 of the Beaver County History Podcast, we talk with public historians David Holoweiko, Mark Grago, Michael Kishbucher, and Tony Lavorgne about the complicated cultures and histories of Native Americans in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

Michael Kishbucher: Legends & Lore of Little Beaver Creek

On episode 14 of the Little Beaver Historical Society Podcast recorded and broadcast live at the 2019 Darlington Days Community Celebration, guest host and noted paranormal investigator Tony Lavorgne talks with Darlington native Michael Kishbucher about his latest book Legends & Lore of Little Beaver Creek, an entertaining and factual investigation exploring the origins and history of a variety of local tales including the legends of Esther Hale, White Lady of Sprucevale, Gretchen’s Lock, Indian Rock, and the Pig Lady of Cannelton.

The Ghost of Danny Chabot

On episode 13 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast, Tony learns about the Ghost of Danny Chabot with Michelle Long of the Rochester Area Heritage Society and Melissa Rhodes Hornbeck of the Ohio Paranormal Investigation Team. The O.P.I.T. crew investigates and makes contact with Danny Chabot at the old high school, in Rochester, Pennsylvania.

James Madonna: Mason Road

On episode 17 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast, Tony talks with James Madonna (Mason Road Podcast) about a yet to be solved–or explained–mystery of a severed head found along Mason Road in Economy, Pennsylvania.

Brian & Terrie Seech | Researching the Unexplained

On episode 6 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast, we talk with paranormal investigators Brian and Terrie Seech and discuss researching unexplained events and creatures using evidence and an open mind. For over thirty years the Seech family has investigated the paranormal through their Center for Cryptozoological Studies focusing on the study of unknown or hidden animals, and the Center for Unexplained Events gathering local and national research on UFOs, aliens, ghosts, and other strange phenomena.

Dan Hageman: Butler Organization For Research of the Unexplained

On episode 4 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast, we talk with Dan Hageman of the Butler Organization For Research of the Unexplained (B.O.R.U) about UFO sightings and other unexplained paranormal activity in our night skies.