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March 7, 2014 (Louisville, KY)
1st Annual Pickin’, Grinnin’ & Pullin’ Festival..March 14-15 In Richmond, KY
The 1st Annual Pickin’ Grinnin’ and Pullin’ Festival will take place March 14-15 at the Fairgrounds in Richmond, Kentucky. Presented by the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series (BOB Series), this event has something for everyone. “This event is part of the 5th Annual Bluegrass Antique Super Pull, one of the largest Antique pulling events in the nation, and this year we have added a ton of prize money to the Antique pull, as well as having something for the Hillbilly in us all” said BOB Series CEO, Tom McConnell. “The purpose of the event is for families to come out and have a good time, enjoy the pulling, the music, comedians, wood carvers and great food.”
The Bluegrass Antique Super Pull is slated to possible be the largest Antique pull in the nation for 2014. Pullers from across the nation have already committed to attending, some pullers coming from as far as Oklahoma, Minnesota, New York and all points between. The highlight of the Antique pull will be the “Baddest Antique Tractor in the World!”, which will consist of two classes, the 5000 8MPH on Friday and the 6500 12MPH on Saturday. Both classes pay $500 to the winner. “A lot of Antique pullers make the claim that their tractor is the baddest, and we will find out who the Baddest of the Bad are on March 14 and 15” commented McConnell. Over 1,000 hooks are expected during the two day pull.
The Pickin’ will be provided by a ton of great music both days, as will the Grinnin’, with great country comedians taking to the stage both nights. On Friday and Saturday both, local musicians are welcomed to come out and join the Jam Sessions. “Just bring your guitar, banjo, mandolin, and join in and have a good time”, said McConnell.
Music and Comedy acts will kick off at 5pm on Friday, with musicians and comedians, the Moron Brothers, kicking their show off at 6pm, followed by Jerry Lee Lewis styled piano player Blair Carmen, doing great rockabilly and old time country music.
On Saturday, the music will kick off with Shades of Grass at 2pm, followed later by Bluegrass 101 and local favorites, Southland Drive. Plus, direct from Mayberry, USA, is Barney Fife Impersonator, Sammy Sawyer, who will be arresting pullers who are cheating, as well as a comedy show later in the evening.
Also both days will be Chainsaw Wood Carver, Harley Dougherty. Harley will be carving benches and Antique tractors out of wood, before your eyes. The carvings will be auctioned off to the highest bidders both days.
For a complete line up of events, please go to the Battle of the Bluegrass website at www.bluegrasspulling.com and click on the Pickin’ Grinnin’ and Pullin’ logo.
This event is sponsored by Richmond Tourism, Jack Burford Chevrolet, Howes Lubricator, MoonPie, Bubba-burger, Faygo Soda, Rip It Energy Fuel and Farm Boy Brand.
February 10, 2014 (Louisville, KY)
Farm Boy® & Farm Girl® Brands Become Official Apparel Line of the Battle of the Bluegrass
The Battle of the Bluegrass is proud to announce that Farm Boy & Farm Girl Brands are now the Official Apparel line of the BOB Series. “If there ever was a company that has the lifestyle of the pulling fan down, then we have found it and it is Farm Boy & Farm Girl Brands,” said BOB Series CEO Tom McConnell. “The
fans that attend our events, as well as the drivers, will find plenty of apparel to wear to the events and in their daily life. This company has really figured out the lifestyle of rural America.”
Farm Boy & Farm Girl Brands were founded in 1994, and is the brain child of Dan Adamson and Brian Goldenman. Both of men grew up on farms in the Midwest, bailing hay, collecting eggs and playing in the hayloft. The apparel line captures that lifestyle. “Farm Boy & Farm Girl Brands are fresh and new, yet very familiar. Any fan or driver will appreciate what they have to offer,” added McConnell.
The clothing lines include shirts, fleece, caps, thermals, and so much more. “The Battle of the Bluegrass will be selling the Farm Boy & Farm Girl Brands at all events in 2014, but encourage people to check out their website and get geared up for the 2014 Season. And once you get on their website, plan on staying there a while, because it is awesome. You will agree that Farm Boy & Farm Girl Brands are Knee Deep and Lovin’ it!”
For more information on Farm Boy & Farm Girl Brands, visit their website at www.farmboybrand.com.
Also, if you are attending the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville this week, stop by the Preslars Western Wear booth in the South Wing, and take a look at these great brands!
February 1, 2014 (Louisville, KY)
Faygo and Rip It Announce New Programs for the Battle of the Bluegrass
The Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series (BOB Series) is proud to announce two new programs for pullers competing with the BOB Series in 2014. “Faygo and Rip It are going to make the 2014 Season very interesting for all the pullers this season,” said BOB Series CEO Tom McConnell. “Drivers will be keeping score to see who can qualify for these great programs.”
Faygo Soda will be sponsoring the “Faygo Full Pull Club.” This program is open to any BOB Series member in all classes that makes a full pull in 2014. All season long, names will be added on the “Faygo Full Pull Club,” and then at the 2014 Awards Banquet, all those who qualified and who are at the banquet will be put into a drawing, with the winner taking home a $1,000.
Rip It Energy Fuel will be sponsoring the “Rippin’ Up the Dirt” program. This will be for the Work Stock Diesel Truck class and the Pro Street Diesel Truck class. During the year, the distances of every run that a BOB member makes in these
classes will be added up, and at the Awards Banquet the Work Stock and Pro Street Driver that has the longest combined distance for the year will take home $500.
BOB Series President, Kevin Fulks, believes this will make things interesting all year long. “Most pullers do not know how many feet they pulled in the year, so this will keep guys wanting to make sure they get every inch out of their puller all year long.” Fulks also added that the Faygo Full Pull Club will be interesting because you will not know who gets the money until the banquet.
For more information about these programs or about the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series, please go to their website at www.bluegrasspulling.com.