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Truck or Treat, Mud Bog & Chili Cook-Off set for Holly Gray Park

The Braxton County Fair and Holly Gray Park are planning a Truck or Treat Mud Bog and the Battle of the Bowls Chili Cook-Off for Saturday, October 1. The fundraiser will have fun, family-friendly activities and concessions throughout the day.  Admission is $10 per person with kids 10 and under admitted free.

Truck or Treat starts at 11:00 a.m.  Kids are invited to wear costumes, and “Truck or Treat” with participating drivers.  At noon, there will be Power Wheels races – kids can bring their favorite Power Wheels vehicle and show their driving skills.  Later in the day, kids of all ages can show off their speed in the mud run, compete in tug-of-war and other fun events.

The speed pit and mud bog will follow the Power Wheels races.  Tri-State Mud Racing (TSMR) rules and guidelines will be in place for the Speed Pit and Mud Bog which will feature a $2,000 purse in addition to 100% payback.  There will also be a “Drive It In” class for street legal trucks.  For that class, the prize is 100% payback.  Registration for the speed pit and mud bog is from 9-11:30 a.m. and the driver’s meeting is at 11:45 a.m.

The Battle of the Bowls Chili Cook-Off is a fun, friendly competition to see who will claim bragging rights for their chili cooking skills.  Chili can be prepared at home or can be cooked on site, and entries should be at least 4 gallons.  Participants must submit a registration form and $25 donation by September 25.  Prizes will include $100 and an engraved cutting board for the winning chili.  Fan favorite chili will receive $50 and an engraved cutting board.  Attendees can vote for their “Fan Favorite Chili” – $5 will get them a stack of taster cups and a voting card.  The voting will continue until at least 2:00 p.m. or until 25% of the entries run out of chili.

Rules for the Truck or Treat Mud Bog and the Battle of the Bowls Chili Cook-Off are available from the Braxton County Fair website – www.braxtoncounty   Resident may pick up a paper copy of the rules for the Battle of the Bowls Chili Cook-Off at Nettles Equipment or the WVU-Braxton County Extension Office.

“Join us for a great day of fun at Holly Gray Park on Saturday, October 1,” says a spokesperson.  Gates open at 9:00 a.m. For more information, call 304-765-2809 or email info@braxtoncounty