The Pickrell Picnic will be significantly different in 2020 amid COVID-19 fears, but one event, the tractor pull, is planned to continue as planned this Saturday with social distancing observed.
Area pullers can to compete to win or reclaim their titles as the best drivers with the fastest machines in the business.
Featuring the Big Red Sled, the tractor pull classes include antique, naturally aspirated farm stock, turbo farm stock, modified farm, hot farm, 4x4 limited pro trucks, stock gas trucks and stock diesel trucks.
Registration is from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, with the event starting at 3:30p.m. on the southeast side of Pickrell near the Washington and Kimball street intersection.
On Sunday, Aug. 9, a smaller version of Pickrell Picnic will be held in the town park starting with a community church service at 11 a.m. Brunch will be catered by Bistro 77. A corn hole competition will take place in the afternoon with registration from noon to 1 p.m. and the tournament beginning at 1:15 p.m. The concession stand in the park will be open throughout the day.
Tickets to Saturday's tractor pull are $5 for adults, with kids 12 and under admitted for free. Food and beverages will be available, and attendees are advised to bring their own lawn chairs to allow for social distancing.
Contacts for the tractor pull include Garrett Freese at 402-806-2179, Jason Siems at 402-239-9235 and Greg Spilker at 402-520-2786.
Rules and restrictions for the different classes can be found at pickrelltractorpull.com/2020-classes-and-rules
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