Rachel the Piggy Bank
Rachel the Piggy Bank is the mascot of Pike Place Market and one of our best public fundraisers. She has been “bringing home the bacon” for The Pike Place Market Foundation since 1986, (raising more than $200,000 and counting!) to support our low-income neighbors who live in and around the Market. Legend has it that if you rub Rachel’s snout and make a donation, you’ll have good luck.
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More Info: Rachel is a bronze cast piggy bank created by Georgia Gerber, a sculptor from Whidbey Island, Washington. Rachel weighs in at 550 pounds (250 kg) and was named after a real 750-pound pig who won the 1985 Island County Fair. She has been located since 1986 at the corner of Pike Place under the iconic “Public Market Center” sign and clock. Her cousin Billie the Piggy Bank arrived in the Market in 2011 and sits on Western Avenue at the bottom of the Hillclimb.
Rachel was the inspiration behind the Pigs on Parade fundraiser throughout downtown Seattle in 2001 and again in 2007 for the Market’s centennial celebration.
Rights & Use: Rachel the Piggy Bank’s name and any graphic representations of the statue are registered trademarks. Commercial use of these properties requires a trademark licensing agreement; please contact The Market Foundation at email@example.com or 206.682.7453 for more information.