Bakersville to have annual tractor pull and barbecue

| June 15, 2017

Bud Hawk Arena in BakersvilleBAKERSVILLE – Be a part of a Bakersville tradition on Saturday, June 17 as the Bakersville Volunteer Fire Department hosts its annual chicken barbecue and antique tractor pull at the community park on State Route 751.

“I think it’s so popular because our chicken is legendary,” said Fire Chief John Ridenour. “People come for the food and they also come for the fellowship. Sometimes, this is the only time people get to see each other. People come together and support the fire department and have a good time.”

The chicken barbecue has been a fundraiser for the Bakersville Volunteer Fire Department since its inception in the 1960s. The meal consists of half a chicken, applesauce, potato salad, roll, drink, and dessert. Prices are $10 for adults, $7.50 for children and price of just a half chicken is $6. All the money raised goes toward operating expenses at the fire department. Serving begins at 4 p.m.

The tractor pull will range in weight classes from stock and pro-stock to super stock. The tractor pull starts at the Bud Hawk arena at 6 p.m.

“We really appreciate the support,” said Ridenour. “Without the support of the community, the fire department couldn’t operate the way it does. The people are so great and supportive. We really appreciate them.”

The Bakersville Homecoming will be Aug. 11 – 13. More information on the homecoming will be in the June 28 edition of The Beacon.

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