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Belterra Casino Resort Becomes Official Resort of the Battle of the Bluegrass

Belterra LogoFlorence, Ind.March 21, 2014 – The Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series (BOB) is proud to announce that Belterra Casino Resort in Florence, Ind. will become the official resort and casino of the BOB Series. To kick-off this sponsorship, Belterra Casino Resort will host the BOB annual spring meeting this April. This meeting will outline BOB’s final schedule of events, details of its NBC broadcast and filming schedule as well as any final rule changes for the 2014 season. A complete schedule of meeting dates and times will be announced soon.  The BOB Spring Meeting will take place at Belterra Casino Resort on Saturday April 5 at 5pm EST until 8pm EST.  More details will be announced next week.

“We are very pleased to partner with BOB and to bring the excitement of the Series to Belterra,” stated Sue Ascanio, Vice President and General Manager. “Our team members look forward to welcoming their many guests as we host the BOB spring meeting and its upcoming annual awards banquet.”

“We are very excited that the 2014 season will be known as the Road to Belterra,” stated Tom McConnell, CEO of the BOB series. “The Road to Belterra will begin May 3 in Falmouth, Ky. and will conclude in October at the Breast Cancer Awareness Pull in Elizabethtown, Ky. These exciting events will ultimately determine our champions for 2014.”


About BOB – Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series

The Battle of the Bluegrass is sponsored by Howes Lube, MoonPie, Bubba-burger, Faygo Soda, Rip-it Energy Fuel, River City Truck Parts, Farm Boy Brand, and now Belterra Casino Resort.

About Belterra Casino Resort

Belterra Casino Resort is located off Interstate 71 at Exit 55 in Switzerland County Ind. near Vevay. Its 42,000 square feet of casino gaming can accommodate more than 2,900 players and includes more than 1,500 slot and video poker machines and more than 55 table games ranging from Craps and Blackjack to Roulette and live Poker. Belterra also features 608 deluxe guest rooms and suites, 55,000 square feet of business meeting facilities, seven food venues, a 1,600-seat entertainment showroom, health spa, salon, five retail shopping boutiques and an 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course. Belterra Casino Resort & Spa is owned and operated by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:PNK). For more information, call 1-888-BELTERRA or visit www.belterracasino.com

March 7, 2014 (Louisville, KY)
1st Annual Pickin’, Grinnin’ & Pullin’ Festival..March 14-15 In Richmond, KY

pickinThe 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!