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 Market Foundation since 1986, raising more than $200,000 and counting … to support social services in Pike Place Market. Legend has it that if you rub Rachel’s snout and make a donation, you’ll have good luck!
Beneath the Public Market Clock and Sign at the corner of Pike Place
Fun Facts about Rachel
Rachel arrived at the corner of Pike Place under the iconic "Public Market Center" sign and clock in 1986. She is a bronze cast piggy bank created by Georgia Gerber, a sculptor from Whidbey Island, Washington. Weighing in at 550 pounds (250 kg), Rachel was named after a real 750-pound pig who won the 1985 Island County Fair. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.682.7453 for more information.