My big redneck birthday II

31 Aug

The Crawford County Fair has its closing days the last weekend in August, conveniently right before my birthday every year.  That makes it easy to convince family and friends to join me for a weekend going full (or almost full) Redneck. This was our second annual visit which I like to call “My Big Redneck Birthday.” We camped, petted cows, ate fried food, and went to both the Tractor Pull and the Demolition Derby. It. Is. Awesome.

I have to admit it, I love the farm component of the fair. Every time we entered a new exhibit my daughter changed what she was begging for, a horse, a cow, a pig, a chicken, a rabbit… at one point we watched an adorable lop eared bunny hold his ear to his mouth for cleaning…that was a close call for the “no new pets” policy.  Though if I got a bunny, it would be a Flemish giant, the seriously gigantic breed of bunny, for sure.  I also love seeing the produce that the kids in 4-H grew, the cans of preserves (not surprisingly) and all the other DIY projects people bring to the fair for judging.

But the highlight (aside from the fried food) is really the shows. Friday Night is the Tractor Pull, Saturday the Demolition Derby–the crowning moment of the entire redneck weekend.

Of course as awesome as the Tractor Pull is, nothing beats the Demolition Derby. Nothing.

And this one was very exciting.


This station wagon got hooked upon the trunk of the red car which then proceeded to drive around the entire field trying to shake it off!

These cars are unstoppable. You think this was the end of this car?? Nope. They paused to remove the tire off the field then it kept on going.

Here is video of the final heat. These are all the cars that made it through one round. Notice some cars just don’t die? Even when you think they can’t possibly go any longer?? And, by the way, isn’t it fantastic? The video occasionally wanders off track because I was more interested in watching than filming, but its still pretty exciting!

A perfect redneck end to a perfect redneck birthday!

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One Response to “My big redneck birthday II”

  1. mike August 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    That’s fantastic. We hit the Washington County Fair for monster trucks and deep-fried treats: Twinkies and Reese’s PB Cups. Neither as good as the Milky Way we had last year, mind you, but still quite delicious.

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