Toss toilet seats, bob for pig’s feet, and dig into a game of mud tug-of-war at the fourth annual “Redneck (Blank)’’ in Maine this weekend. These redneck games, which have been covered by “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’’ and filmed by the History Channel, run July 31 to Aug. 3.
The event, held at a 210-acre farm in Hebron, offers free camping, plenty of food (including a pig roast), live music, and eight redneck games. Tickets cost $45 in advance and $50 at the gate. You can also buy a weekend pass.
Bands rocking the redneck festival this year are The Mallet Brothers, Skosh, Firewater Creek, Uncle Jack, Cold Blue Steel, AC/DC cover band Back in Black, Veggies by Day, and Uncharted. Other events include a wet T-shirt contest and truck mud runs
The highly anticipated games begin Saturday at 2 p.m. If toilet seat horseshoes isn’t your thing (how is that possible?), then try your luck at bobbing for pig’s feet, a wife haul, tire beer trot, pie eating contest, mud run, mud tug-of-war, or greased watermelon race. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded.
Check out a toilet seat tosser from the 2012 National Redneck Games in Georgia (yes, there are national games):
But back to Maine.
Did you know the event was originally called the Redneck Olympics but founder Harold Brooks changed it to “Redneck (Blank)’’ after the Olympics threatened to sue? Nope, no one was going to rain on his parade. In fact, the festival happens rain or shine. And welcomes four wheelers.