Friday night, we traveled back to the fairgrounds for their county's fair fundraiser, The Pig Wrestling Contest! I have to admit, this might have been one of the coolest fundraisers I've seen at a fair. The contest is broken into different age brackets starting with PeeWee (little kids) and right on up to the adults! There's bragging rights at stake as well as cash prizes. All of the entry fees go back to the teams competing as cash prizes. The fundraiser part comes during the calcutta for the teams. Each team is auctioned off and 50% of the proceeds from the calcutta goes to the Fair/4H. The other 50% is split between the buyers of the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place teams. Some of those teams sold for $300-$400 dollars!
The local fire department (who had their own team as well) Hosed everyone off after they came out of the wrestling pit. I think some of those kids were more excited about getting hosed off by the fire truck than about wrestling the pigs in the first place! IT was definately one of the coolest fundraisers I've attended in a while!
|The Bigger the Wrestler The Bigger the Pig & Barrel!|
Before the sale, they passed out trophies for all the showmanship and production awards. Bailey got to come home with a trophy for being the reserve champion in the Goat showmanship. All in all she had a great week showing and I really enjoyed getting to see how things were done somewhere else. (I also enjoyed not being in charge of ANYTHING)
Until Next Time...