The Boyle County Fair and The Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series have announced that the NBC Sports Network will be filming the BOB Series pull in Danville, during the Boyle County Fair.
“We have been working for some time on getting national television coverage for our pull, and thanks to the BOB Series, we have secured a filming date for our pull,” said Owens. “The television coverage on NBC Sports will be broadcast to over 90 million households, and this will be good for the fair and the city of Danville.”
NBC Sports is one of the fastest growing cable and satellite channels in the nation. The network was created to go head-to-head with ESPN, and later this year, many NASCAR events will be seen on NBC Sports.
“Pulling in Danville has a long tradition, and we hope to showcase not just the pulling action, but to include footage of the fair, as well showcasing to the world the city of Danville,” said BOB Series CEO Tom McConnell. “The pull on Saturday night, May 31, will feature six of the best classes of pulling the BOB Series has to offer, and we know that fans will love the show, as will the millions of viewers.”
The show will air later this year in July, and the air date will be announced soon. Fans attending the event are encouraged to make signs, with a chance to get on NBC Sports.
“Make a sign up with your favorite driver’s name or anything you want to say about Danville,” said McConnell.
“Friday and Saturday night’s 2014 Truck and Tractor Pull will be the seventh Bluegrass Nationals held exclusively at Boyle County Fair, plus the semi-trucks are coming back to pull,” Owens said.
“Last year was a huge success for the Boyle County Fair, moving our dates and changing carnivals really played a major role in our achievements. Attendance was up, and people really enjoyed the weather,” said Ryan Owens, president of the Boyle County Fair Board.
Gate admission will be $10. For more information, visit the updated webpage at http://www.boylefair.com/.
Kissel Entertainment, which operates carnivals in a six-state area, will return and will showcase a wide range of rides and activities appealing to every age group, plus adding several new rides.
Owens referred to the overall integrity of Kissel as a motivating factor in continuing with them.
“Kissel is a great company with a solid reputation in the fair and carnival market. They have provided entertainment for military installations, been seen in movies and on TV, and helped numerous groups with fundraisers and company picnics. In short, they have helped us become one of the top five fairs in the state,” Owens said.
The newest addition to the fair is NoJoes’s Circus “A Tribute to Hollywood.”
It is a fantastically themed production, “filled with all the wonder and amazement that our fans have come to expect from the American Circus,” says Joey Thurmond, owner of NoJoes Circus. A Tribute to Hollywood features Clowns of the Year NoJoe and TooT performing some of their best clowning routines.
The Boyle County Fair Board attended the Kentucky Association of Fairs and Horse Shows Convention at the Galt House in Louisville. During the convention in January, Owens was elected as a director of the Kentucky Association of Fairs and Horse Shows.
“I’m truly honored to be elected to such a prestigious position with the Association,” Owens said. He is the first member of the Boyle County Fair Board to be elected to such a position since the KAFHS was formed nearly 70 years ago.
“Ryan will bring great energy, leadership and over 14 years of experience in developing a successful fair to the KAFHS,” said outgoing Association President Howard Moore.
For more information about this event and information about the series, please contact Tom McConnell at 502-931-5068 or Kevin Fulks at 859-391-2991or visit the website at http://www.bluegrasspulling.com/.