Fair Horse, mule pulling contest will be Aug. 24

Aug 08, 2013

A special feature at this year’s Haywood County Fair will be a draft horse and mule pulling contest at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, in the Great Smokies Arena at the Haywood County Fairgrounds.

Registration will be from noon to 12:30 p.m. with an entry fee of $10 per team. Teams may be entered in one of four classes: light horses, light mules, heavy horses and heavy mules. Trophies will be awarded to winners in each class.

Horse and mule teams will attempt to pull a dead sled with 500-pound weights added after each successful pull. Also featured at this event will be a parade of horse and mule-drawn equipment.

A list of rules will be available at the entry booth at the time of registration. For more information, call Sheila Brown at 246-1273,  Doc Brown at 400-2032 or Richard Messer at 400-1528.