The Van Wert Rib Fest will be scene of this year’s second annual Tug-of-War competition. The contest sponsored by the Van Wert Area Convention and Visitors Bureau will pit teams from area businesses and organizations against one another with the ultimate winner taking home the traveling trophy and bragging rights.
“Last year’s winning team, representing Cooper Farms, is pretty confident no one can defeat them,” said Larry Lee, CVB executive director. “They dare anyone to take them on!”
This year’s competition will take place in front of the entertainment stage at the Rib Fest beginning at 3 p.m. The number of teams is unlimited, but each team must have exactly eight members. The entry fee is $40 per team (or $5 per team member). Complete rules and entry forms are available at the CVB office at 136 E. Main Street. Rules can also be found at visitvanwert.org/documents/2013TugofWarRules.pdf.
An entry form can also be found at visitvanwert.org/documents/2013TugofWarEntryForm.pdf.