Memorial Cook Off and the Hogeye Festival Posted in: Lifestyle The City of Elgin is hosting a yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration in honor of the community’s founding in 1872. 2022 is a year for the entire community to commemorate, educate and celebrate the rich history and highlight the cultural fabric of the last 150 years. The Elgin Courier is generously sharing a weekly “Sesquicentennial Story,” intended to provide new perspectives, pay tribute to the past, and help the community join together throughout the year and beyond.The 35th annual Hogeye Festival was Oct. 20-22 in downtown Elgin.The festival began in 1987 as Elgin Main Street Days and was held in Veterans Memorial Park. From the beginning, it was a festival created by local ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!