‘Redneck Olympics’ events to begin in Hebron

Posted Aug. 06, 2011, at 9:14 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 06, 2011, at 1:46 p.m.

HEBRON, Maine — Next summer the real Olympics, with track and field and other events, will be held in London, England. This weekend, the Redneck Olympics, with unorthodox events such as wife-carrying and beer-swilling, will be held in Hebron, Maine.

Redneck Olympic events include bobbing for pigs’ feet, toilet-seat horseshoes, lawn mower races, a mud run and pie-eating contest. Organizer Harold Brooks cleared out space for campers on his cattle farm.

Brooks says there will be pig-roasting, beer-drinking and loud music courtesy of a 30,000-watt sound system. He told the Sun Journal that he appeased neighbors by giving them free tickets.