Thursday, August 20, 2020

Barrel Racing Returns

Ag Commish Andy Gipson issued the following statement. 

The Mississippi State Fairgrounds is hosting the annual MEGA Barrel Race Thursday, August 20, through Saturday, August 22. The MEGA Barrel Race is a free event held in the Kirk Fordice Equine Center, and features competitors of all ages from across the nation. 

“Events like this and other horse shows demonstrate that we can safely and successfully hold large events on the fairgrounds during this pandemic when incorporating precautionary measures,” said Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson. “We are observing state face mask requirements and encouraging visitors to maintain six feet of social distance between groups. Hand sanitizing stations are also provided throughout the grounds.”

The competition runs from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, and Friday, August 21. The winners will then compete in the finals held from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 22. First, second and third place champions of each division win cash prizes, belt buckles and more. During this event, Penn’s Restaurant and City Limit Concessions vendors will be open to the public each day of the competition.

Ralph and Lynn Feathers of Byhalia, Miss., coordinate this annual, family-fun event. Visit ‘The MEGA Barrel Race’ page on Facebook for more information.


Anonymous said...

Not going to this or the State Fair as long as these BS rules are in place. Problem is, I see this as the new norm for years.

Anonymous said...

How will I be able to understand what Mr. Ed says if he is wearing a mask? I don't think they should make the horses wear masks. This is a violation of their constitutional rights. None of the jackasses in Mississippi are wearing masks!

Anonymous said...

If I’m wearing a mask, I can’t stuff my face with fried fish and French fries, but if I take my mask off, then I and everyone else there will get COVID and die. Decisions, decisions...

Anonymous said...

Eat now, die later I say. Gonna happen anyway, so be happy.

Anonymous said...

No thanks. Next

Anonymous said...

Buckle Bunnies!

Emily Litella said...

Burial racing? Burial racing? How rude! How thoughtless! How... What? Barrels? Never mind!

Anonymous said...

Just when I thought Andy Gibson was not very smart....He proves me right! Covid ain’t worth barrel racin’

Rip said...

10:33 you beat me to it!

Anonymous said...

Sheriff Andy G’s got it all figured out, don’t he, Barney?
Going to use that big barn of his one way or ya other.

Anonymous said...

"Going to use that big barn of his one way or ya other."

Maybe they could have another kind of race. What about having social media square-offs? For example, a mother who has been deeply offended could race the offending business owner around burning dumpsters. The dumpster fires could be fueled with unsold Stennis flags and other rejected banners, which lead into the second race - an artist could race a committee, with the dumpster fires fueled by Bourbon-soaked crosses...that had to be borne. And the evening's final race, the Rev. Gipson himself could race common sense around dumpster fires fueled by the taxpayer's money...hey, burn big or go home, right?

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