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Hilarious First Ever Redneck Games Coming to Southern Idaho

Practice your best ‘Yeehaw’ because you’ll need it at the Redneck Games coming up in Southern Idaho. The redneck games sound like they are going to be a hoot. It’s a full day on August 20th of activities, shows, and food which sounds a lot like a regular county fair. But this is nothing like a fair. The redneck games are interactive and the more you participate, the more fun you’ll have. Contests and games include watermelon eating, best mullet, community water balloon fight, redneck horseshoes, and a hubcap hurl. Participation in all the events is included with your admission price. The Redneck Games are $10 per person for adults, $5 for 6 to 17-year-old kids, and under 5 are free.
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