Former Redneck Olympics under way in Maine

HEBRON, Maine (AP) — A full day of events is on tap for the Maine Redneck “Blank” Games in the town of Hebron.

After being forced to change its name, the event formerly known as the Redneck Olympics is holding unorthodox competitions like lawn mower races, mud runs and tire burnouts on Saturday.

One of Friday’s highlights was a demolition derby, with proceeds going to charity. Organizer Harold Brooks said the event also hosted its first “redneck wedding.”

Other events over the weekend include bobbing for pigs’ feet, toilet seat horseshoes and a greased watermelon relay race. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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