‘Redneck Olympics’ events to begin in Hebron

&quotWe wanted to get here early because we thought it would get busy later," said Jen King (right) of Auburn as she set up a tent with Ray Dumais of Lewiston at the inaugural Redneck Olympics on Friday morning in Hebron. The event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with opening ceremonies and a host of competitions such as bobbing for pigs' feet, a wife-carrying contest and lawn mower races.
Amber Waterman | Sun Journal
"We wanted to get here early because we thought it would get busy later," said Jen King (right) of Auburn as she set up a tent with Ray Dumais of Lewiston at the inaugural Redneck Olympics on Friday morning in Hebron. The event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with opening ceremonies and a host of competitions such as bobbing for pigs' feet, a wife-carrying contest and lawn mower races.
The Associated Press
Posted Aug. 06, 2011, at 9:14 a.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.

 

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