NBC Sports Network Will Broadcast F.A.R.M. Club Show Tractor Pulls
By Mike Perleberg
(Osgood, Ind.) – An upcoming event bursting with horsepower in Ripley County will be nationally televised.
The Southeast Indiana F.A.R.M. Club’s 2014 Antique Machinery Show happens at the Ripley County Fairgrounds Friday, June 27 through Sunday, June 29.
While antique tractors and farm equipment as old as pre-1939 are a big part of the show, there are also truck, tractor, and semi pull competitions.
That’s what NBC Sports Network will focus on when it tapes the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series in Osgood on the Friday and Saturday nights of the machinery show. The Bluegrass series is considered the finest in sanctioned in championship points pulling.
F.A.R.M. Club president Chuck Heck said the producers will primarily film the competition, but could also show other parts of the show and the town.
The telecast will air on NBC Sports Network on a later date to be announced – likely between July and November, said Heck. The network reaches nearly 100 million U.S. homes.
Those who want to see the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series live and in person at the Ripley County Fairgrounds can enter the grandstands for $12 per person. Ages six and younger receive free admission.
Tractor pull fans can learn more about the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series at www.bluegrasspulling.com.
Other events at the F.A.R.M. Club Antique Machinery Show include a flea market, quilt show, toy vendors, free carriage rides, bake sale, and kettle-cooked bean soup. Admission to the antique machinery show is free and parking is $2 per vehicle.
More information is available at www.farmclubonline.com.